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1 Aged Care Abbreviations Alphabetical A A Absent Not there/ away Abdo Abdomen The body part in between the thorax and pelvis (also called the Belly ) ADLs Activities of Daily Living Activities such as feeding, showering, toileting ACT n Capital Territory Territory in ASAP As Soon As Possible As quickly as you can Aust. Country A Absent Not there/ away Abdo Abdomen The body part in between the thorax and pelvis (also called the Belly ) ADLs Activities of Daily Living Activities such as feeding, showering, toileting ABI Acquired Brain Injury Brain damage caused from events after birth, such as a severe trauma AF Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm) AAA Alzheimer's Community group offering support, counseling and information on Alzheimer s AAG n of Gerontology s largest multidisciplinary professional association of people who work in, or have an interest in ageing AAP Aboriginal Advocacy Program Program run by Advocare with Aboriginal perspective ABS n Bureau of Statistics n government department compiling statistics on the nation ACAA Aged Care ACSA Aged & Community s ACCR Aged Care Client Record Concise record of clients details ACROD n Council for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled ACSAA Aged Care Standards & Accreditation Agency Body responsible for accrediting and monitoring residential aged care homes ACSWA Aged & Community s WA Inc AHA n Healthcare AIHW n Institute of Health & Welfare AMOW n Meals on Wheels ANF n Nursing Federation APEA Alliance for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Group of government and non-government representatives working on elder abuse in WA APSF n Pensioners & Superannuants Federation ARAS Aged Rights and Advocacy Advocacy agency for older people in South ACFI Aged Care Funding Instrument A funding tool used as a means to provide funding to aged care providers ACAR Aged Care Approvals Round The process of attributing aged care packages to service

2 providers ACAT Aged Care Assessment Team Government funded team to assess the eligibility of older people for federally funded high care services AIN Assistant in nursing Health professional to assist with the day-to-day activities and care of a resident ARF Additional Recurrent Funding Continuing increase in funding to be paid to an organisation ARIA Accessibility/Remoteness Index of standard classification and index of remoteness B BGL Blood Glucose Level Concentration of glucose present in the bloodstream BNO Bowels Not Open Patient has not passed a bowel movement BO Bowels Open Patient has passed a bowel movement BP Blood Pressure The pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the blood vessels BSL Blood Sugar Level The concentration of the sugar levels in the bloodstream BTB Back To Bed Returned to the bed C CACP Community Aged Care Packages Federally funded packaged care for clients with intermediate needs CALD Culturally & Linguistically From a non-english, non-n background and culture Diverse CAP Care Awaiting Placement Temporary residential care solution, until permanent vacancies arise in other facilities CENA Carer Needs Assessment Measure of the needs of a person in a caring role CER Charge Exempt Resident Resident of a residential aged care facility who is exempt from paying fees CSTDA Commonwealth State & Territory Disability Agreement National framework for the delivery, funding and development of disability services CTP Capital Transition Payment Taper payment supporting the transition from n Government grant support to user contributions CAA Carers of CCAC Community Care Advisory Committee CCIC Community Care Industry Council CFA Continence Foundation of CIS Complaints Investigation Agency that investigates residential aged care complaints Scheme COTA Council on the Ageing CCRC Commonwealth Respite & Carelink Centres Agency assisting people to access aged care and respite services CRS Commonwealth Rehabilitation CSHISC Community s & Health Industry Skills Council

3 CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke) Rapidly declining loss of brain function from a clot in the brains vessels. C/o or C/- Complaining of Patient is waging a complaint/ written before subjective observations (e.g. Patient c/o stomach ache) D DfC Department for Communities Government department looking after the community services DoHA Department of Health & Ageing Government department managing health services in Western DTC Day Therapy Centres DVA Department of Veterans DVAS Affairs Domestic Violence Advocacy DM Diabetes Mellitus Metabolic disease whereby a persons blood sugar levels are out of balance DON Director of Nursing Nurse in charge of the ward/ facility DOB Date of Birth Birth date E EACH Extended Aged Care at Home Packages Federally funded aged care packages for high care clients living in the community EACH-D Extended Aged Care at Home - Dementia Packages Federally funded aged care packages for high care clients living in the community with Dementia ERA Elder Rights Advocacy Advocacy service for older people living in Victoria Eg. For example Written before providing an example of what you are discussing Etc Etcetera And so on F G GCS Glasgow Coma Scale Measurement of consciousness GP General Practitioner Doctor H HACC Home & Community Care Government funded service providing assistance to low care clients living in the community HaDSCO Health and Disability s Department that manages complaints about hospitals, Complaints Office HRT Hormone Replacement Therapy HNPU Has Not Passed Urine Patient has yet to urinate HPU Has Passed Urine Patient urinated Ht Height The measurement of how tall a person is disability services and government health service providers Chemical rebalancing of hormones (often during menopause)

4 I ICF Incontinent of Faeces Patient has had a bowel movement, away from the toilet ICU Incontinent of Urine Patient has passed urine away from the toilet ICU Intensive Care Unit High dependency unit in hospital emergency department IDC Indwelling Catheter Catheter that stays inside the patient ILC Independent Living Centre A non-profit community service organisation which provides impartial, expert advice on equipment, building and design, access and resources for people with disabilities ILU Independent Living Units Units in which an older or disabled person can live independently with assistance as required IFA International Federation of Ageing INPEA International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse IRC Industrial Relations Commission that addresses industrial relations matters Commission ISC Industry Skills Council Independent, not-for-profit company that develops and maintains training packages J K L L Left Direction, to the left LOC Level of consciousness Measurement of a persons mental state and state of awareness M MCA Motorcycle Accident Motorbike crash/ Accident MDS Minimum Data Set The minimum amount of information required from a client MI Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) Interruption of blood supply to the heart causing parts of the heart to die MOW Meals on Wheels delivering meals to sick and disabled people across. MSU Mid Stream Urine Urine caught in the middle of the stream, starting to catch just after beginning, and removing container before the end of stream MVA Motor Vehicle Accident Car crash/ Accident N N/A Not Applicable or Not Does not apply to this case Appropriate NT Northern Territory n territory in the north of NACAP National Aged Care Advocacy Program Funding for advocacy in residential aged care and federally funded aged care packages in the community NESB Non-English Speaking Background People who have previously been unable to speak English

5 NFP Not For Profit An organization whose profits are reinvested into the people they support, no shareholders. NGO Non-government organisation An organization that is not a part of the government NPP National Privacy Principles Base line privacy standards which some private sector organisations need to comply with NACA National Aged Care Alliance The National Aged Care Alliance is a representative body of peak national organisations in aged care NCCAC National Community Care A forum to discuss and address community care issues Advisory Committee NMBWA Nursing and Midwifery Board of Western Registration and information service for existing and prospective nurses in WA NRHA National Rural Health Alliance National body working to improve the health of ns living in rural and remote areas NSA National Seniors National Seniors is the largest not-for-profit organisation representing the over 50s to all levels of government NA D No Abnormalities Detected All observations revealed no issues or causes for concern N/C No complaints Patient has no subjective observations of pain/ discomfort to report NBM Nil by Mouth Patient cannot have any food, drinks or substance orally. NCP Nursing Care Plan Plan for patients care Neg or -ve Negative (Medical) Not indicating the presence of a particular organism, disease or abnormality NOI No Obvious Injuries No injuries are present upon initial examination NOK Next of Kin The person to be contacted in an emergency, the closest relation to the patient O OHS Occupational Safety & Health Cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work OT Occupational Therapy Allied health service providing creative and therapeutic responses to assist patients to rehabilitate OPA Office of Public Advocate Government agency providing guardianship to people without legal decision making capacity OPRS Older Peoples Rights Free legal service for older people at risk of, or experiencing elder abuse Obs Observations Series of observatory measurements taken to assess patients wellbeing (Temperature, Pulse, Respirations etcetera) O/N Overnight Until the morning OT Occupational Therapy Productive creativity in the treatment of illnesses, ailments and injuries. P PA Per anal Given in a suppository form rectally PAC Pressure Area Care Treatment applied to a pressure area (injury sustained from prolonged pressure to the area) PATS Patient Assistance Travel Scheme A subsidy funded by Royalties for Regions to provide travel expenses for frail/ disabled people PBI Public Benevolent Institution Non-profit institution organised for the direct relief of poverty,

6 sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune or disability PCA Personal Care Assistant Health professional to assist with the day-to-day activities and care of a resident PSA Personal Support Assistant Health professional to assist with the day-to-day activities and care of a resident PT Public Trustees Government department providing power of attorney for people without decision making capacity PEG Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube in patients abdomen allowing feeding directly to the stomach P/H Past History Documentation of patients previous social, physical, mental and health history. PO Per oral Given orally (in the mouth) POS or +ve positive (medical) Presence of an organism, illness or disease in sample collected PUB Passed Urine in Bed Patient has been incontinent of urine in bed PUT Passed Urine in Toilet Patient urinated in the toilet Q QADA Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy Advocacy agency for aged and disabled people in Queensland QLD Queensland State in R RCS Resident Classification Scale The basic tool for funding aged care based on acuity of residents RSL Returned s League of Support organization for men and women who have served, or are serving in the armed forces RVA Retirement Village s peak body for the retirement industry RVRA Retirement Village Residents Representative group for all people living in retirement villages R Right Direction, to the right RIB Rest in Bed Patient needs to stay in bed, and avoid getting up RN Registered Nurse Nurse who has been registered by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of WA R/O Removal of Taking away ROB Rest on Bed Patient needs to rest in bed and avoid getting up ROTD Resident of the Day A resident assigned to a particular worker or in need of a particular treatment RoM Range of Movement The ability of the patient to move a limb in different directions and patterns S SA South State in SAAP Supported Accommodation Assistance Program Assistance to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness S/B Seen By Observed by SoB Shortness of Breath Client struggling to breathe, short raspy breaths SOOB Sit Out Of Bed Patient needs to spend time out of bed in a sitting position

7 SW Social Worker Allied health professional to assist with social and environmental factors to aide rehabilitation T T or Temp. Temperature The degree of heat in the patients body TAS Tasmania State of TARS Tasmania Advocacy Rights Advocacy agency for aged and disabled people in Tasmania TCP Transitional Care Placement Residency for a short period until a permanent aged care place arises TIS Translator and Interpreter Providing interpreters and translators for non-english speaking clients TOR Time of Report The time that a file/ case note was recorded TPR Temperature, Pulse, Respiration Measurement of patients temperature, pulse and respiration rates U UA Urinalysis Test to search for anomalies in patients urine V VAC Veterans Aged Care Aged Care services for veterans VHC Veterans' Home Care Home and community aged care for veterans VIC Victoria State in W WA Western State on the west side of WANPEA Western n Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse W/C Wheel chair Chair mounted on wheels Wt Weight Measurement of the heaviness of a patient X XR X-ray Electromagnetic radiation that can penetrate solid form to reveal images of the inside. Y Z

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