bpm

beats per minute

BRCA-1

breast–ovarian cancer susceptibility gene

CABGS

coronary artery bypass graft surgery

CACRRP

culturally appropriate comprehensive risk-reduction program

CAST

Competence and Support Training

CF

cystic fibrosis

CHAMPUS

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services

CHD

coronary heart disease

CHIC-I

Cardiovascular Health in Children Study #1

CHIC-II

Cardiovascular Health in Children Study #2

CINAHL

Current Information in Nursing and Allied Health Literature

CNS

central nervous system

CO

cardiac output

CO2

carbon dioxide

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPP

cerebral perfusion pressure

CRNA

certified registered nurse anesthetist

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

CVC

central venous catheter

CVD

cardiovascular disease

DAT

dementia of Alzheimer's type

DGPP

Differentiated Group Professional Practice

DHA

docosahexaenoic acid

DOD

Department of Defense

DRGs

diagnosis related groups

DROLS

Defense Research On-Line System

DS

diaphragm shortening

DSM-III

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Third Edition

DTIC

Defense Technical Information Center

EC

educational coordinator

EIP

early intervention program

EPA

eicosapentaenoic acid

ESA

exogenous surfactant administration

ETS

endotracheal suctioning



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