Glossary of terms

ABG: arterial blood gas

ADLs: activities of daily living

ADT: admit, discharge, transfer disposition

AIDS: acquired immune deficiency syndrome

AMI: acute myocardial infarction

APACHE: Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation

APS: acute physiology score

Bicarb: bicarbonate

BIPAP: bilevel Positive Airway Pressure

BP: blood pressure

CABG: coronary artery bypass grafting

CCU: critical care unit

CHF: congestive heart failure

COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CP: care plan

CPAP: continuous positive airway pressure

CPP: cerebral perfusion pressure

CSICU: cardio-surgical intensive care unit

CTICU: cardiothoracic intensive care unit

CVICU: cardiovascular intensive care unit

CVP: central venous pressure

Dx: diagnosis

ejectFx: ejection fraction

eICU: electronic intensive care unit

Exh: exhaled

EOL: end-of-life

etCo2: concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) at the end of an exhaled breath

FiO2: fraction of inspired oxygen

GCS: Glasgow coma scale

GI: gastrointestinal

GU: genitourinary

GUID: globally unique identifier

GTC: generic therapeutic class

HICL: health insurance contract language

HIV: human immunodeficiency virus infection

ICD: International Classification of Diseases

HR: heart rate

ICP: intracranial pressure

ICU: Intensive Care Unit

IE ratio: inspiration to expiration ratio

ID: identifier or infectious disease

Infect: infection or infectious

Insp: inspiratory

IV: intravenous

IMA: internal mammary artery

Lab: Laboratory

LOS: Length of Stay

meds: medication

MI: myocardial infarction

Micro: microbiology

MICU: medical intensive care unit

MPM: mortality probability model

MV or vent: mechanical ventilation or minute ventilation

NDDF: national drug data file

PA: pulmonary artery

PaCO2: partial pressures of carbon dioxide

PaO2: partial pressure arterial oxygen

PaO2/FiO2: the ratio of partial pressure arterial oxygen and fraction of inspired oxygen

PAOP: pulmonary artery occlusion pressure

PEEP: positive end-expiratory pressure

preop: pre-operation (before surgery)

Pres: pressure

PTCA: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

PVR: peripheral vascular resistance

PVRI: peripheral vascular resistance index

Resp: respiratory

RR: respiratory rate

RX: prescription or treatment

saO2: oxygen saturation

SAPS: simplified acute physiology score

SDU: step-down unit

SICU: surgical intensive care unit

SOFA: Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment or Sequential Organ Failure Assessment

SVO2: mixed venous oxygen saturation

SVR: systemic vascular resistance

SVRI: systemic vascular resistance index

TV: tidal volume

TX: treatment

Var: variable

VICU: ventilator intensive care unit

eICU-CRD v2.0 documentation