Infection Prevention and Control ASTMASTATOATSDRAccreditation Association for Ambulatory Health CareAmerican Association of Microbiologists, Inc., also Association for the Advancement ofMedical InstrumentationAntibioticsActive Bacterial Core SurveillanceAlcohol-based hand rubAffordable Care ActApparent Cause AnalysisAnnual Conference CommitteeAdvisory Committee on Immunization PracticesAmerican College of Surgeons, or Antimicrobial Complaint Systems (Texas Tech U HealthSciences Center)American Diabetes Association, American Dietetic Association, American Dental Association,Americans with Disabilities ActAcid fast bacilliAerobic gram-negative bacilliAmerican Hospital AssociationAssociation of Hospital Employee Health ProfessionalsAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality (federal agency)Acquired Immune Deficiency SyndromeAmerican Journal of Infection Control (published by APIC)American Medical AssociationAmerican Nurses AssociationAmerican Nurses Credentialing CenterAmerican Osteopathic AssociationAssociation of Official Analytical ChemistsAssociation of periOperative Registered NursesAmerican Public Health AssociationAssociation for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.Annual Payment UpdateAmerican Society of AnesthesiologistsAmerican Society of Association ExecutivesAmbulatory Surgery Center, or Active surveillance culturesAmerican Society of Clinical PathologyAmerican Society of Health System PharmacistsAmerican Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning EngineersAmerican Society of MicrobiologistsAntibiotic Stewardship ProgramAmerican Society of PeriAnesthesia NursesAssistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (HHS)Association of State and Territorial Health OfficialsAmerican Society for Testing and MaterialsAssociation of Surgical TechnologistsAPIC Text OnlineAgency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
DOLDOTDRGAntimicrobial Use and Resistance (NHSN module)Bronchoalveolar lavageBloodborne pathogenBone-marrow transplantBronchopulmonary dysplasia, condition occurring in long-term ventilated neonatesBloodstream infectionBachelors of Science in NursingCalifornia APIC Coordinating CouncilCritical-access hospitalComprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (published by The Joint Commission)Catheter-associated Urinary Tract InfectionCertification Board of Infection ControlCenter for Clinical EpidemiologyCoronary Care UnitCenters for Disease Control and PreventionClostridium difficile Infection (C. diff)Continuing Education UnitCondition for CoverageCertification in Infection Prevention and ControlClinical Infectious DiseasesCenter for Infectious Disease Research and PolicyCentral Line-Associated Bloodstream InfectionCentral Line Insertion PracticesChapter Legislative RepresentativeCenter for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (part of CMS)Chief medical officerCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesCytomegalovirusChief nursing officerConflict of interestCondition of participationCentral line-related bloodstream infectionCarbapenem-resistant EnterobacteriaceaeCerebral Spinal FluidCouncil of State and Territorial EpidemiologistsConsumer’s UnionComprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program at AHRQCardiac and Vascular Intervention LaboratoryCalendar yearDirect Fluorescent AntibodyDivision of Healthcare Quality Promotion (CDC department that oversees infection controland prevention programs)Department of Homeland SecurityDisseminated Intravascular CoagulationDepartment of DefenseDepartment of LaborDirectly Observed Therapy, Department of TransportationDiagnosis related group
CVHFAPHHHHAHHSHICPACHSPAHIMAHITHIVHRSAEmergency DepartmentElectronic Health RecordEnzyme ImmunoassayEmerging Infections Program at CDCElectronic Medical RecordEnvironmental Protection Agency (federal government)Electro PhysiologyExtended Spectrum Beta-lactamaseEnd-Stage Renal DiseaseEbola virus diseaseEnvironmental ServicesFellow of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and EpidemiologyFrequently asked questionFood and Drug AdministrationFederal Emergency Management AgencyFacility Guidelines InstituteFailure Mode and Effects AnalysisFecal Microbiota Transplantation (treatment for C. diff)Food Safety and Inspection Services (under the USDA)Full-time employeeFiscal yearGovernment Accountability Office (federal government)Glycopeptide (vancomycin)-intermediate resistant Staphlococcus aureus (VISA)Guidelines Committee (APIC)Government Printing Office (federal government)Hospital-Acquired ConditionsHealthcare-Associated InfectionHepatitis A VirusHepatitis B VirusHealthcare PersonnelHealthcare Cost and Utilization ProjectHepatitis C VirusHealthcare Facilities Accreditation ProgramHand HygieneHome Health AgencyU.S. Department of Health and Human Services (federal government)Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory CommitteeHealthcare Sterile Processing Association (formerly IAHCSMN)Health Industry Manufacturers AssociationHealth Information TechnologyHuman Immunodeficiency VirusHealth Research Society of America, Health Resources and Services Administration (federalgovernment)IAHCSMM International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel ManagementICD-10International Classification of Diseases, 10th revisionICHEInfection Control and Healthcare EpidemiologyICNAInfection Control Nurses Association — United Kingdom and IrelandICRAInfection Control Risk Assessment
MWINACCHONAPHAINCAINCIDNCEZIDIncident Command SystemIntensive Care UnitInfectious Diseases Society of AmericaInfectious Disease (usually followed by “physician”)Infection Control Practitioner(s), Infection Control Professional(s)Immunofluorescent antibodyInternational Federation of Infection ControlInstitute for Healthcare ImprovementInternational Infection Prevention WeekInstitute of MedicineInfection PreventionistInfection Prevention and Control CanadaInfection Prevention and Control (programs is implied)Infection prevention and control program (CMS designation for Long-Term Care)Inpatient Prospective Payment System at CMSInpatient Rehabilitation FacilityHospital Inpatient Quality Reporting ProgramInternational Standards OrganizationJournal of the American Medical AssociationJournal of Infectious DiseasesKlebsiella pneumoniae CarbapenemaseLong-term careLong-term acute care hospital (CDC terminology for LTCH)Long-term care hospital (CMS terminology)Length of StayMorbidity and MortalityMedical DoctorMultiple drug resistant organismsMiddle East Respiratory Syndrome CoronavirusMental Health Focus Group (APIC)Minimum Inhibitory ConcentrationMedical Intensive Care UnitMeasles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella (vaccine)Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (CDC publication)Master of Public HealthMedicare Patient Safety Monitoring SystemMethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (drug resistant Staph infection)Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermisMaster of NursingMethicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureusMedical Technologist (a certified laboratory professional)Mycobacterium Tuberculosis BacteriaMedical waste incinerationNational Association of City and County Health OfficialsNational Action Plan to Prevent HAIs: Roadmap to Elimination (program within HHS)National Coalition for Adult ImmunizationNational Center for Infectious DiseasesNational Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (CDC)
PSAARSARSSCIPSEIUNational Committee on Quality AssuranceNational Foundation for Infectious DiseasesNational Federal for Specialty Nursing OrganizationsNational Healthcare Safety Network (replaced NNIS; CDC system for HAI surveillance)National Institute for Allergies and Infectious DiseasesNeonatal Intensive Care UnitNational Institutes of HealthNational Institute for Occupational Safety and HealthNational Incident Management SystemNational Organization for Competency Assurance (previously NCHCA)National Quality ForumOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Health (HHS office)Office of Management and Budget (federal government)Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information TechnologyOther Potentially Infectious MaterialHospital Outpatient Prospective Payment SystemHospital Outpatient Quality Reporting ProgramOperating RoomOccupational Safety and Health Administration (agency in the U.S. Department of Labor)Office of Technology AssessmentPresident’s Advisory Council on Combatting Antibiotic-Resistant BacteriaPowered air-purifying respiratorPeriod of communicabilityPresident’s Council of Advisors on Science and TechnologyPolymerase Chain ReactionPre-Construction Risk AssessmentPositive DeviancePractice Guidance CommitteePrimary Investigator, performance improvementPediatric Intensive Care UnitPartnership for Patients (CMS)Public Policy CommitteePersonal Protective EquipmentPowered respirator (often used with HEPA) or public relationsPatient Safety IndicatorPatient Safety ComponentPatient Safety OrganizationQuality Assurance and Performance ImprovementQuality Improvement OrganizationQuality Innovation NetworkQuality Incentive ProgramRoot Cause AnalysisRegistered Nurse (undergraduate degree)Recommended PracticeStandardized Antimicrobial Administration RatioSevere Acquired Respiratory SyndromeSurgical Care Improvement ProjectService Employees International Union
HOSociety of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of AmericaSurgical Intensive Care UnitSafe injection practicesStandardized Infection RatioSurgical Infections SocietySubject matter expertSkilled Nursing FacilitySterile Processing DepartmentSurgical Site InfectionSexually transmitted diseasesTargeted Assessment for PreventionTetanus, Diphtheria, and Acellular Pertussis (vaccine)TuberculosisTrust for America’s HealthThe Joint Commission (previously known as JCAHO)Toxic Shock SyndromeTransfusion transmitted infectionUniversal precautions-BroadU.S. Department of AgricultureUnited States PharmacopeiaUrinary Tract InfectionUltravioletUltraviolet Germicidal IrradiationVentilator-Associated EventsVentilator-associated pneumoniaValue-based PurchasingVancomycin resistant enterococci (drug resistant bacteria)Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureusWorld Health OrganizationFrom the Accelerated Internship Program Guide for Infection Prevention & Control, by the Associationfor Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology
BSN Bachelors of Science in Nursing CACC California APIC Coordinating Council CAH Critical-access hospital CAMH Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (published by The Joint Commission) . From the Accelerated Internship Program Guide for Infection Prevention & Control, by the Association for Professional in Infection Control and .