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AAOS: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

AFD™: Anticipatory failure determination

AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AOFAS: American Association of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

CBC: Complete blood count

CDSS: Clinical decision support system

CFIT: Controlled flight into terrain

COW: Computer on wheels

CPOE: Computerized physician order entry

CRM: Crew resource management

CSIA: Control and Information System Integrators

DNR: Do not resuscitate

EMRF:European Magnetic Resonance Forum

EPINet: Exposure Prevention Information Network

FDA: Food and Drug Administration

FMEA: Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

FMECA: Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis

FOD: Foreign object damage

GPS: Global positioning system

HFMEA: Healthcare Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

IOM: Institute of Medicine

IV: Intravenous

JCAHO: The Joint Commission

LED: Light emitting diode

LEEP: Loop electrosurgical excision procedure

M&M: Morbidity and mortality

MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging

NAT: Nucleic acid test

NPSF: National Patient Safety Foundation

NWWSC: Northwest Wayne Skill Center

PMI: Pulse medical instrument

PSIC: Patient Safety Improvement Corps

QALY: Quality-adjusted life year

RCA: Root cause analysis

RPN: Risk priority number

SD: Solvent detergent

SOP: Standard operating procedure

SPC: Statistical process control

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AHRQ Publication No. 07-P0020
Current as of May 2007

Page last reviewed May 2007
Internet Citation: Acronyms: Mistake-Proofing the Design of Health Care Processes -. May 2007. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.