CCT in Anaesthetics - Core Level Training

Published: 02/08/2019

Glossary of terms

  • ALI:  Acute Lung Injury
  • ALS: Advanced Life Support
  • APLS: Advanced Paediatric Life Support
  • ARDS: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • ASD: Atrial septal defect
  • BE: Base excess
  • BIS: Bispectral index
  • BP: Blood pressure
  • BMI: Body mass index
  • BNF: British national formulary
  • CFAM: Cerebral function analysis monitor
  • CFM: Cerebral function monitor
  • CO2: Carbon dioxide
  • CPEX: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • CSE: Combined Spinal Epidural
  • CSF: Cerebro spinal fluid
  • CSM: Committee on Safety of Medicines
  • CT: Computerised tomograms
  • CVP: Central venous pressure
  • ECG: Electrocardiogram
  • EEG: Electroeucephalogram
  • EMG: Electromyogram
  • ENT: Ear, Nose and Throat
  • EPLS: European Paediatric Life Support
  • ERPC: Evacuation of Retained Products of Conception
  • GCS: Glasgow Coma Score
  • GMC: General Medical Council Hb Haemoglobin
  • IAC: Initial assessment of competence
  • IDD: Intrathecal drug delivery
  • IPPV: Intermittent positive pressure ventilation
  • IRMER: Ionisation Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations
  • IT: Information technology
  • IVRA: Intravenous Regional Anaesthesia
  • LiDCOTM: Lithium indicator dilution cardiac output MAC Minimum alveolar concentration
  • MH Malignant hyperpyrexia
  • MRI: Magnetic resonance imaging
  • NAI: Non-accidental Injury
  • NCEPOD: National Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Deaths
  • NICE: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
  • NO: Nitric oxide
  • NSAID: Non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug
  • PCA: Patient Controlled Analgesia
  • PEA: Pulseless Electrical Activity
  • PFO: Patent foramen ovale
  • PONV: Postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • PSI: Pounds per square inch
  • Ref: Reference
  • RS: Respiratory system
  • RSI: Rapid sequence induction
  • SpO2: Saturation of haemoglobin with oxygen
  • SVP: Saturated vapour pressure
  • TCI: Target Controlled Infusions
  • VSD: Ventricular septal defect
  • WCC: White cell count