Guidelines
Abbreviations/Symbols

Abbreviations/Symbols

  • AGMP - Aerosol generating medical procedure
  • AmpC - Type of plasmid-mediated beta-lactamase enzyme
  • BP - Blood pressure
  • CAP - Community acquired pneumonia
  • CDI - Clostridioides difficile infection
  • COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • CrCl - Creatinine Clearance
  • DRESS - Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms
  • ECG - Electrocardiogram
  • ESBL - Extended spectrum beta-lactamase
  • FEV₁ - Forced expiratory volume in 1 second
  • GERD - Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • HAP - Hospital acquired pneumonia
  • HCW - Healthcare worker
  • IBW - Ideal body weight
  • IPC - Infection Prevention and Control
  • IV - Intravenous
  • MRSA - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • MSSA - Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus
  • NB-ASC - NB Provincial Health Authorities Anti-infective Stewardship Committee
  • PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
  • PPI - Proton pump inhibitor
  • PO - by mouth
  • PCRA - Point of Care Risk Assessment
  • q4h - every 4 hours
  • q6h - every 6 hours
  • q8h - every 8 hours
  • q12h - every 12 hours
  • q24h - every 24 hours
  • q36h - every 36 hours
  • q48h - every 48 hours
  • QTc - Corrected QT interval
  • SARI - Severe acute respiratory infection
  • SpO₂ - blood oxygen saturation level
  • VTE - Venous Thromboembolism
  • VAP - Ventilator associated pneumonia
  • < - Less than
  • > - Greater than
  • ≤ - Less than or equal to
  • ≥ - Greater than or equal to