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AACN

American Association of Critical Care Nurses

AANP

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

AAWC

Association for the Advancement of Wound Care

ACCN

Association of Critical Care Nurses

ACE

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

ACE

Advanced Clinical Education

ACHE

American College of Healthcare Executives

ACHPN

Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

ACNM

American College of Nurse Midwives

ACNS-BC

Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist-Board Certified

ACS

American College of Surgeons

ADL

Activities of Daily Living

ADN

Assistant Director of Nursing

ADN

Associates Degree in Nursing

AET

Adverse Event Team

AHHA

American Holistic Health Association

AHP

Allied Health Professionals

AHRQ

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality

AICD

Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator

AIDET

Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explain and Thank you

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AND

Allow Natural Death

ALOS

Average Length of Stay

ALS

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

ALSO

Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics

AMA

Against Medical Advice

AMI

Acute Myocardial Infarction

AMSN

Academy for Medical Surgical Nurses

ANA

American Nurses Association

ANCC

American Nurses Credentialing Center

ANCC-COA

American Nurses Credentialing Center-Commission on Accreditation

ANN

Academy of Neonatal Nurses

ANNA

American Nephrology Nurses Association

ANOVA

Analysis of Variance

ANS

American Nurses Society

AONE

American Organization of Nurse Executives

AORN

Association of Operating Room Nurses

APIC

Association of Professionals in Infection Control

APN

Advanced Practice Nurse

APN-BC

Advanced Practice Nurse-Board Certified

APN-C

Advanced Practice Nurse-Certified

APS

Advanced Practice Strategies

ARB

Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers

ARDS

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

ARNA

American Radiological Nurses Association

ASD

Atrial Septal Defect

ASPAN

American Society of Post Anesthesia Nurses

ATN

Acute Tubular Necrosis

AV

Arteriovenous

AWHONN

Association of Women’s Health Obstetrical and Neonatal Nursing

BAUN

British Association of Urological Nurses

BCLS

Basic Care Life Support

BLS

Basic Life Support

BOARD

Board of Trustees

BON

Board of Nursing

BP

Blood Pressure

BS

Below Standards

BSBC

Blue Cross Blue Shield

BSI

Blood Stream Infection

BSN

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

CA

California

CABG

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

CAD

Coronary Artery Disease

CAUTI

Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection

CC

Critical Care

CCCU

Consolidated Cardiac Care Unit

CCL

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory

CCRN

Critical Care RN

CCSD

Critical Care Step Down

CCU

Coronary Care Unit

CDC

Center for Disease Control

CDS

Controlled Dangerous Substance

CE

Continuing Education

CEN

Certified Emergency Nurse

CEO

Chief Executive Office

CEU

Continuing Education Unit

CFO

Chief Financial Officer

CFR

Code of Federal Register

CGRN

Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse

CGRNA

Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse Associate

CHF

Congestive Heart Failure

CHG

Chlorhexidine Gluconate

CHIP

Chapter in Progress

CHNE

Consortium of Holistic Nurse Educators

CIC

Certification in Infection Control

CIO

Chief Information Officer

CK

Creatinine Phosphokinase

CLABSI

Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infection

CLNC

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant

CMI

Case Mix Index

CMMS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CMO

Chief Medical Officer

CMS

Centers for Medicare Services

CNA

Certified Nurse Administration

CNAA

Certified Nurse Administration, Advanced

CNE

Continuing Nursing Education

CNE

Certified Nurse Educator

CNJNE

Consortium of New Jersey Nurse Educators

CNL

Clinical Nurse Leader

CNM

Certified Nurse Midwife

CNN

Certified Nephrology Nurse

CNO

Chief Nursing Officer

CNOR

Certified Nurse Operating Room

CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

COHNE

Consortium of Holistic Nurse Educators

COO

Chief Operating Officer

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

CPHQ

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality

CPR

Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

CPTC

Certified Procurement Coordinator

CRM

Cardiac Rhythm Management

CRNA

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist

CS

Central Supply

CSR

Central Sterile Reprocessing

C/S

Caesarian Section

C-Section

Caesarian Section

CSD

Cardiac Step-down Unit

CSW

Clinical Social Worker

CTN

Certified Transcultural Nursing

CT Scan

Computed tomography

CUSP

Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program

CVA

Cerebral Vascular Accident

CWOCN

Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse

D

Days

DEA

Drug Enforcement Administration

DIC

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulopathy

DM

Diabetes Mellitus

DMAIC

Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control

DMAHS

Division of Medical Assistance and Health Services

DNP

Doctor of Nursing Practice

DNP(c)

Doctor of Nursing Practice (candidate)

DNR

Do Not Resuscitate

DNSc

Doctor of Nurse Science

DOH

Department of Health

DON

Department of Nursing

DON

Director of Nursing

DRG

Diagnostic Related Group

DUI

Driving Under the Influence

DVT

Deep Vein Thrombosis

E

Evenings

EBP

Evidence-based Practice

EBSCO

Information Services Research Database

ECEB

Extended Crisis Evaluation Beds

ECG

Electrocardiogram

ECPD

Educational Center for Professional Development

ED

Emergency Department

EdD

Doctor of Education

EDIMS

Emergency Department Information Management System

EEG

Electroencephalogram

EFM

Electronic Fetal Monitoring

EHS

Employee Health Services

EKG

Electrocardiogram

ELNEC

End of Life Nursing Education Consortium

EMR

Electronic Medical Record

EMS

Emergency Medical Services

EMTALA

Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act

ENA

Emergency Nurse Association

ENPC

Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course

ENT

Ear, Nose, Throat

EOC

Environment of Care

EP

Electrophysiology

EPC

Education Practice Council

EPIC

Exceptional Person Impacting in Communities

EPS

Electrophysiology Studies

ER

Emergency Room

ERCP

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

ERH

Emergency Room Holding

ES

Exceeds Standards

ESA

Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents

ESRD

End Stage Renal Disease

EWSS

Early Warning Scoring System

FACHE

Fellow American College of Hospital Executives

FAST

Face, Arm, Speech, Time

FAST

Family Assistance and Support Team

FDA

Food and Drug Administration

FFP

Fresh Frozen Plasma

FIMR

Fetal Infant Mortality Review

FLNM

First Line Nurse Managers

FMEA

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

FQHC

Federally Qualified Health Centers

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

FY

Fiscal Year

GERD

Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease

GH

Greenville Hospital

GI

Gastrointestinal

GYN

Gynecology

H&P

History and Physical

HAD Scale

Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale

HCAHPS

Hospital Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers

HCPA

Hudson County Perinatal Association

HF

Heart Failure

HH

Hand Hygiene

HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HNB-BC

Holistic Baccalaureate Nursing Certification

HPNA

Hospice/Palliative Nurses Association

HPPD

Hours Per Patient Day

HPV

Human Papilloma Virus

HR

Human Resources

HS

High School

HTN

Hypertension

HUD

Housing and Urban Development

I&D

Incision and Drainage

IABP

Intra/Aortic Balloon Pump

IBCLC

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant

ICD

Internal Cardiac Defibrillator

ICN

Intensive Care Nursery

ICU

Intensive Care Unit

ID

Identification

IES-R

Impact of Event Scale-Revised

IHI

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

ILTF

International Living Trust Foundation

IM

Intramuscular

IOM

Institute of Medicine

IRB

Institutional Review Board

ITN

Intermediate Care Nursery

ITP

Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura

IV

Intravenous

J&J

Johnson & Johnson

JC

Jersey City

JC

Joint Commission

JCAHO

Joint Commission Accreditation of Hospital Organizations

JCMC

Jersey City Medical Center

JCPD

Jersey City Police Department

JD

Job Description

JD

Juris Doctor

HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

H/W

Hardware

IHI

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

IT

Information Technology

KPI

Key Performance Indicator

L&D

Labor and Delivery

LCADC

Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor

LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LDR

Labor, Delivery, Recovery

LH

Liberty Health

LHS

Liberty Health System

LMP

Last Menstrual Period

LOS

Length of Stay

MA

Master of Arts

Macro CK 1

Macro Creatinine Kinase 1

MAR

Medication Administration Record

MASSH

Medical and Social Services for the Homeless

MCH

Maternal Child Health

MCHD

Maternal Child Health Division

MD

Medical Doctor

MDRO

Multi-drug Resistant Organism

MEC

Medical Executive Committee

MEM

Mandatory Education Module

MHMC

Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center

MICN

Mobile Intensive Care Nurse

MICU

Medical Intensive Care Unit

MIS

Medical Information Systems

MODS

Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

MOD/MON

Medical Officer of the day/night

MPH

Masters in Public Health

MRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRSA

Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus

MS

Meets Standards

MSD

Musculoskeletal Disorders

MSN

Masters of Science in Nursing

MTG

Massive Transfusion Guideline

N

Nights

N/A

Not Applicable

NANMT

National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists

NANN

National Association of Neonatal Nurses

NCLEX

National Council Licensure Examination-RN

NCQF

Nursing and Care Quality Forum

NDNQI

National Database for Nursing Quality Indicators

NE-BC

Nurse Executive—Board Certified

NEA-BC

Nurse Executive Advanced—Board Certified

NHPPD

Nursing Hours per Patient Day

NHSN

National Healthcare Safety Network

NHTSA

National Highway Traffic Safety Association

NICHD

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

NICU

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

NIH

National Institute of Health

NIPS

Non-invasive Program Simulation

NJ

New Jersey

NJCOMO

New Jersey Council of Magnet Organizations

NJCU

New Jersey City University

NJDOHSS

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services

NJEBPC

New Jersey Evidence-based Practice Consortium

NJHA

New Jersey Hospital Association

NJPCAC

New Jersey Palliative Care Advance Practice Nurse Consortium

NJSNA

New Jersey State Nurses Association

NLN

National League for Nursing

NMT

Nursing Management Team

NNSDO

National Nursing Staff Development Organization

NP

Nurse Practitioner

NPA

Nurse Practice Act

NPO

Nothing by mouth

NRP

Neonatal Resuscitation Program

NSAID

Non-steroidal Anti-inflammatory drug

NSD

Normal Spontaneous Delivery

NWI

Nursing Workforce Index

NYC

New York City

O

Outstanding

OB

Obstetrics

OB/GYN

Obstetrics and Gynecology

OHRP

Office for Human Research Protection

OMDS

Organized Medical-Dental Staff

OMF

Oral-maxillo-facial

ONCC

Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation

ONE

Organization of Nurse Executives

ONE/NJ

Organization of Nurse Executives/New Jersey

ONS

Oncology Nursing Society

OO

Organizational Overview

OR

Operating Room

OSHA

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

OT

Overtime

OT

Occupational Therapy

P&P

Policy and Procedure

PA

Pennsylvania

PA

Physician Assistant

PACS

Picture Archiving and Communication System

PACU

Post Anesthesia Care Unit

PALS

Pediatric Advanced Life Support

PAT

Pre-admission Testing

PCA

Patient Controlled Analgesia

PCE

Potentially Compensable Event

PCI

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

PCS

Patient Care Services

PCT

Patient Care Technician

PDB

Patient Database

PE

Pulmonary Embolism

PEG

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

PEP

Post-exposure prophylaxis

PES

Practice Environment Scale

PhD

Doctor of Philosophy

PharmD

Doctor of Pharmacy

PI

Performance Improvement

PI

Principal Investigator

PICC

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter

PICO

Planning, Intervention, (data) Collection, Outcomes

PICU

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

PNANJ

Philippine Nurses Association of New Jersey

PO

Purchase Order

POC

Provision of Care

POLST

Provider Orders for Life Sustaining Measures

PP

Post Partum

PPM

Professional Practice Model

PRONJ

Peer Review Organization of New Jersey

PSA

Prostate Specific Antigen

PT

Physical Therapy

PTCA

Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Access

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PUD

Peptic Ulcer Disease

PVD

Peripheral Vascular Disease

QA

Quality Assurance

QAOC

Quality Assessment Oversight Committee

QIRN

Quality Insights Renal Network

QMSC

Quality Management Steering Committee

RASS

Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale

RBC

Red Blood Cells

RCA

Root Cause Analysis

RN

Registered Nurse

RNC

Registered Nurse Certified

RNC-NIC

Registered Nurse, Certified-neonatal Intensive Care

RPh

Registered Pharmacist

RRT

Rapid Response Team

RWJUH-NB

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital—New Brunswick

S.T.A.B.L.E.

Sugar Temperature Airway Blood Pressure Lab Work Emotional Support

SBAR

Situation Background Assessment Recommendation

SCIP

Surgical Care Improvement Project

SCIP

Surgical Clipping Infection Prevention

SDS

Same Day Services

SDU

Step Down Unit

SGNA

Society of Gastroenterology Nurses Association

SICU

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

SIP

Surgical Infection Prevention

SJRMC

St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center

SNF

Skilled Nursing Facility

SON

School of Nursing

SPD

Sterile Processing Department

SPN

Society of Pediatric Nurses

Sr.

Senior

SSI

Surgical Site Infection

ST

Speech Therapy

STD

Sexually Transmitted Disease

SVP

Senior Vice President

S/W

Software

TB

Tuberculosis

TBI

Traumatic Brain Injury

TCAB

Transforming Care at the Bedside

TEE

Transesophageal Echocardiogram

TIA

Transient Ischemic Attack

TNCC

Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum

TOL

Trail of Labor

TOT

Turn Over Time

TV

Television

U

Unsatisfactory

UAP

Unlicensed Assistive Personnel

UMDNJ

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

UOS

Units of Service

UPC

Unit Practice Council

UPMC

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

US

Unit Secretary

UTI

Urinary Tract Infection

VA

Veterans Administration

VAC

Vacuum Assisted Closure

VAD

Vascular Access Devices

VAP

Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

VAT

Value Analysis Team

VP

Vice President

VS

Vital Signs

VTE

Venous Thromboembolism

WC

Wound Care

WDEC

Ward Data Entry Clerk

WHCNP-BC

Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

WOWs

Workstations on Wheels

WRAP

Wellness Recovery Action Plan

WWC

Wound Care Certification

YTD

Year to Date