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Key Abbreviations

ALR Assisted living residence
DON Director of nursing
HMO Health maintenance organization
LPN Licensed practical nurse
LVN Licensed vocational nurse
MS-DRG Medicare Severity-adjusted Diagnosis Related Group
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
PPO Preferred provider organization
RN Registered Nurse
RUG Resource utilization group
CNA Certified nursing assistant/aide
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
NATCEP Nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program
NCSBN National Council of State Boards of Nursing
AED Automated external defibrillator
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
EMS Emergency Medical Services
FBAO Foreign-body airway obstruction
ID Identification
MSDS Material safety data sheet
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
RRT Rapid Response Team
AHA American Heart Association
BLS Basic Life Support
SCA Sudden Cardiac Arrest
VF / V-fib Ventricular Fibrillation
Created by: ammendez