Appendix D Acronyms

The list below includes agencies, organizations, health personnel, surveys and programs.


AACN

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

ACNW

American College of Nurse Midwives

AAHSA

American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

AD

associate degree in nursing

ADL

activities of daily living

AHA

American Hospital Association

AHCA

American Health Care Association

AHCPR

Agency for Health Care Policy and Research

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AMI

acute myocardial infarction

ANA

American Nurses Association

APN

advance practice nurse


BLS

Bureau of Labor Statistics

BSN

bachelor's-of-science degree in nursing


CAHF

California Association of Health Facilities

CBO

Congressional Budget Office

CCU

critical care unit

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CNA

certified nurse assistant



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--> Appendix D Acronyms The list below includes agencies, organizations, health personnel, surveys and programs. AACN American Association of Colleges of Nursing ACNW American College of Nurse Midwives AAHSA American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging AD associate degree in nursing ADL activities of daily living AHA American Hospital Association AHCA American Health Care Association AHCPR Agency for Health Care Policy and Research AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AMI acute myocardial infarction ANA American Nurses Association APN advance practice nurse BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics BSN bachelor's-of-science degree in nursing CAHF California Association of Health Facilities CBO Congressional Budget Office CCU critical care unit CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CNA certified nurse assistant

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--> CNAP Career Nurse Assistants Program CON certificate of need CQI continuous quality improvement DHHS Department of Health and Human Services DON director of nursing DRG diagnosis-related group ER emergency room FANEL Federation for Accessible Nursing Education and Licensure FFS fee-for-service FTE full-time-equivalent employee GAO General Accounting Office GHAA Group Health Association of America GI gastrointestinal GNP geriatric nurse practitioner GNS gerontological nurse specialist HCFA Health Care Financing Administration HIV human immunodeficiency virus HMO health maintenance organization HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration IADL instrumental activities of daily living ICU intensive care unit IOM Institute of Medicine IPA independent practice association IV intravenous JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations KP Kaiser Permanente LPN licensed practical nurse LTC long-term care LVN licensed vocational nurse MDS minimum data set MMACS Medicare and Medicaid Automated Certification Survey MOS Medical Outcomes Study MRI magnetic resonance imaging

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--> NA nurse assistant NADONA National Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/Long-Term Care NAPNES National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service NCCNHR National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform NCHS National Center for Health Statistics NCSBN National Council of State Boards of Nursing NF nursing facility NG nasogastric NHCMQ National Nursing Home Case mix and Quality Demonstration NICHD National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NIH National Institutes of Health NINR National Institute of Nursing Research NLN National League for Nursing OBN Ohio Board of Nursing OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act OSCAR On-Line Survey Certification and Reporting System OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration OT occupational therapist OTA Office of Technology Assessment PHCE personal health care expenditures PHS Public Health Service PPO preferred provider organization PPS Prospective Payment System PRB Population Reference Bureau PRO peer review organization ProPAC Prospective Payment Assessment Commission PSRO professional standards review organization PT physical therapist QA quality assurance QI quality indicators RAI resident assessment instrument RAP resident assessment protocols RN registered nurse RUG resource utilization group SCU special care unit SEIU Service Employees International Union SMSA standard metropolitan statistical area SNF skilled nursing facility

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--> TQM total quality management TEFRA Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act TNH teaching nursing home UAP unlicensed assistive personnel UHF Unicare Health Facilities VA Department of Veterans Affairs