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Acronym or Abbreviation Translation and Link
10N 10 North, Trauma Intensive Care unit
10S 10 South, Trauma Stepdown unit
11N Hematology/Oncology unit
1-North Post-Surgical/Medical unit at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
2-North Medical/Cardiac unit at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
3R 3 Rond Wing, Familiar Faces unit
4MCE 4 Medical East, Mother Baby Obstetrics unit
4RW 4 Round Wing, Adult Acute Medicine unit
5N 5 North, Cardiovascular Intensive Care unit
5RW 5 Round WIng, Palliative Care/Medicine
5S 5 South, Cardiovascular Progressive Care unit
6CCT 6 Critical Care Tower, Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care unit
6MCE Transplant & Surgical Care unit
6N 6 North, Neurology/Epilepsy unit
6RW 6 Round Wing, Adult Acute Medicine unit
6S 6 South, Ortho/Spine
7MCE VAD & Heart Transplant unit
7N 7 North, Cardiac & Vascular Stepdown
7RW 7 Round Wing, Acute Care of the Elderly unit
7S 7 South, Medicine Observation unit
7T3 7 Critical Care Tower, Orthopaedic/Orthopaedic Trauma unit
Ortho/Ortho Trauma Ortho/Ortho Trauma, 7 Critical Care Tower (7T3)
8CCT 8 Critical Care Tower, Medical Intensive Care Unit
8MCE 8 Medical Center East, Medicine Stepdown
8N 8 North, Adult Pulmonary Medicine Stepdown
8S 8 South, Cardiology Stepdown unit/a>
9CCT 9 Critical Care Tower, Surgical Intensive Care unit
9N 9 North, Surgical Stepdown unit/a>
9S 9 South, Surgical Specialties unit
ABHS Assoicate Behavioral Health Specialist
ABN Advanced Beneficiary Notice
ACE Acute Care of the Elderly
ACLS Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support
AD Administrative Director
ADN Associate Degree in Nursing
AED Automated External Defibrillator or Adult Emergency Department
AENLB Adult Enterprise Nursing Leadership Board
ALB Ambulatory Leadership Board
ALDS Advanced Lung Disease Service
ANA Advanced Nursing Assessment Program
ANCC American Nurses Credentialing Center
ANM Assistant Nurse Manager
ANO Associate Nursing Officer
AONL American Organization for Nursing Leadership (Website)
APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
AQSC Ambulatory Quality and Safety Committee
AY Academic Year
BA Basic Arrhythmia
Barista VUMC's Content Management System for building websites
BCA Business Continuity Application (in regards to downtime BCA computer)
bCAM Brief Confusion Assessment Method
BCMA Barcode Medication Administration
BCS Bedside Commode
BG Blood Glucose
BHS Behavioral Health Specialist- different than MHS
BLS Basic Life Support
BMS Bowel Management System
BON Board of Nursing
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing
C2HR Connect to Human Resources; website with personal HR information (Website)
CATS Credentials Application Tracking System
CAUTI Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection
CCRN Critical Care Registered Nurse
CCT Critical Care Tower
CELA Center for Experiential Learning and Assessment
CH Contact Hours
CHG Chlorhexidine gluconate
CHIM Center for Health Information Management
CHOC Children's Hospital Outpatient Center
CLABSI Catheter Associated Blood Stream Infection
CME Continuing Medical Education
CMS Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services
CNE Continuing Nursing Education
CNO Chief Nursing Officer
CO Clinical Orientation
CO Cardiac Output
COI Conflict of Interest
CP Care Partner
CPC Clinical Practice Committee
CPU Care Provider Unit
CRC Clinical Research Center
CRE Carbepenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
CRRT Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
CSC Clinical Staff Council
CSL Clinical Staff Leader
CST Certified Surgical Technician
CVAD Central Venous Access Device
CVICU Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
CY Calendar Year
DAISY Award (Diseases Attacking the Immune System) Prestigious Honor
DCC Discharge Care CenterDesignated Care Contact
DDC Digestive Disease Center
DEI Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
DEU Designated Education Unit
DNAP Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice
DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice
DOT Doctors Office Towers
EAP Employee Assistance Program
EBNP Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
EBP Evidence-Based Practice
ECNO Executive Chief Nursing Officerfor VUMC:Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC
D-3300 VUMC Executive Suite
ECMO Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
ED Emergency Department, Adult
EDVWCH Emergency Department at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital
EKG or ECG electrocardiogram
EMT Emergency Medical Technician
EPIC Computer-based charting system, also refered to as eStar
ERAS Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
eStar Computer-based charting system, also refered to as EPIC
EUPA End User Proficiency Assessment
FMLA Family Medical Leave Act
FSC Fluoroscopy Safety Committee
FY Fiscal year
HFNC High Flow Nasal Canula
HR Human Resources
HR Holding Room/PACU unit
HRA Health Risk Assessment
HWC Handle with Care
I&O Intake and Output
ICE Intensive Care Education
IPEC Infection Prevention Executive Committee
IPSEC Information Privacy & Security Executive Committee
IS Incentive Spirometer
ITK VUMC In the Know e-Newsletter from NEPD
L&D Labor & Delivery or Learning & Development
LH Light Hall
LMS Learning Management System, also referred to as Learning Exchange (Website)
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
MA Medical Assistant
MBO Mother Baby Obstetrics unit
MCE Medical Center East
MCJCHV INCORRECT term per Marketing for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at VanderbiltTo abbreviate, use Monroe Carell (not MC)
MCMB Medical Center Medical Board
MCN Medical Center North
MCNLC Medical Center Nursing Leadership Council
MHA Masters of Health Administration
MHB Mobile Heartbeat
MHS Mental Health Specialist
MHT Mental Health Technician
MICU Medical Intensive Care Unit
MMHC Master of Management in Health Care
MR Medical Receptionist
MRB Medical Research Building
MRSA Methicillin-Resistnat Staphylococcus Aureus
MSN Master of Science in Nursing
MUSIC Medication Use Safety Improvement Committee
MyVUMC Twice Weekly Electronic Newsletter from VUMC News and Communications
NA Nurse Alerts
NDEIC Nurse Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee (Website)
NEA-BC Nurse Executive Advanced- Board Certified
NEB Nurse Executive Board
NE-BC Nurse Executive- Board Certified
NEC Nursing Education Council
NEPD Nursing Education & Professional Development
NES Nursing Education Specialist
NG Nasogastric
NIC Neurology/Neurosurgery Intensive Care unit
NICU Neonatal Intensive Care unit
NLB Nursing Leadership Board
NLC Nursing Leadership Council
NNP Neonatal Nurse Practicioner
NOHO North Primary Care @ One Hundred Oaks
NP Nurse Practicioner
NR Nursing ResearchNurse ResidentNurse Residency
NRC Nursing Research Committee
NRP Neonatal Resuscitation Program
NRP Nurse Residency Program (Website)
NSC Nursing Staff Council
NSP Nursing Strategic Plan
NTAB Nursing Tuition Assistance Benefit
OAP Office of Advanced Practice (Website)
OG Orogastric
OHO One Hundred Oaks
One West Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital unit
ORT OR Technician
PAC Pre-Appointment Coordinator
PACU Post-Anesthesia Care Unit or Post Anesthesia Recovery Unit
PALS Pediatric Advanced Life Support
PAS Psychiatric Assessment Services unit
PCA Patient-Controlled Analgesia or Patient Care Attendant
P-Card Procurement Card
PCARD Pediatric Cardiology unit
P-Card VUMC's Procurement Card Nickname
PCC Patient Care Center
PCCN Progressive Care Certified Nurse
PCICU Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit
PCN Penicillin
PCT Patient Care Technician or Patient Care Tech
PD Peritoneal Dialysis
PEARS Pediatric Emergency Assessment, Recognition and Stabilization
PED Pediatric Emergency Department
PET Patient Engagement Technology Group
PFN Patient Flow Nurse
PHO Pediatric Hematology & Oncology unit
PI Pressure Injury
PICC Peripherally inserted central catheter
PICU Pediatric Intensive Care unit
PIP Pressure Injury Prevention
PIV peripheral intravenous catheter
PM&I Performance Management & Improvement
PMAC Pediatric Medicine Acute Care Unit
POC Point of Care or Plan of Care
POCT Point of Care Testing
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PPID Positive Patient Identification
PPM Professional Practice Model
PRB Preston Research Building
PRT Primary Restraint Technique
PSR Patient Service Representative
PSTAM Pediatric Surgery, Trauma & Adolescent Medicine Unit
PT&D Pharmacy, Therapeutics & Diagnostics Committee
PTAP Practice Transition Accreditation Program
PTO Paid Time-Off
QIA Quality Improvement Analyst
QSA Quality & Safety Advisor
QSRP Quality, Safety & Risk Prevention
RLH (Robert) Light Hall
RN Registered Nurse
ROC Residency Oversight Committee
ROI Return on Investment
ROSC Return of Spontaneous Circulation
RRT Rapid Response Team or Registered Respiratory Therapist
RW Round Wing
SBHS Senior Behavioral Health Specialist
SCD Sequential Compression Device
SD Stepdown
SG Shared Governance
SICU Surgical Intensive Care Unit
SOC Scope of Care
SOE Sources of Evidence
SOHO South Primary Care @ One Hundred Oaks
SON State of NursingSchool of Nursing
SOP Standard Operating Procedure
SP Student Placement
SS Surgery Scheduler
SSE Serious Safety Event
SSS System Support Services
ST Surgical Technician
STAT Requesting emergency medical response; also referred to as "Code Blue"
STEMI ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
TAH Total Artifical Heart
TB Tuberculosis
TBI Traumatic Brain Injury
TCRN Trauma Certified Registered Nurse
TCU Transitional Care unit
TF Tube feed
THA Tennessee Hospital Association
TICU Trauma Intensive Care unit
TMO Transition Management Office
TNCC Trauma Nursing Core Course
TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition
TSAM Tiered Skills Aquisition Model
TVC The Vanderbilt Clinic
UCB Unconscious Bias
UM Utilization Management
USGIV or USGPIV Ultrasound guided peripheral IV
VAD Ventricular Assist Device or Vascular Access Device
VASC Vascular Access Safety Committee
VBCH Vanderbilt Bedford County Hospital
VBH Vanderbilt Behavioral Health (Website)
VBM Visual Management Board
VCH INCORRECT term per Marketing for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at VanderbiltTo abbreviate, use Monroe Carell (not MC)
VCPA Vanderbilt Care Partner Academy
VCSC Vanderbilt Children's Surgery Center
VDAT Vanderbilt Discharge and Transitions
VEI Vanderbilt Eye Institute
VESNIP Vanderbilt Experience: Student Nurse Internship Program (outdated program)
VHVI Vanderbilt Heart & Vascular unit
VICC Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center (Website)
VLI Vanderbilt Lung Institute
VMG Vanderbilt Medical Group
VNIC Vanderbilt Nursing Informatics Committee
VNIS Vanderbilt Nursing Informatics Services
VOI Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
VPH Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
VPH1 a Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital unit
VPH2 a Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital unit
VPH3 a Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital unit
VPH4 a Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital unit
VPNPP Vanderbilt Professional Nursing Practice Program
VRE Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus
VTHH Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (Website)
VUAH Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital
VUH Vanderbilt University HospitalOutdated term. Now use Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital (VUAH)
VUMC Vanderbilt University Medical Center
VUPD Vanderbilt University Police Department (Website)
VUSM Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
VUSN Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
VWCH Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (Website)
WIC Walk-in Clinic
WPVP Workplace Violence Prevention
PAC Pediatric Acute Care Unit
C-POD Adult Emergency Department Stepdown Unit: C-Pod, 1st Floor VUH
Adult Ed Stepdown Adult Emergency Department Stepdown Unit: C-Pod, 1st Floor VUH
Adult ED Adult Emergency Department (ED), 1st Floor VUH
11S 11 South, VUMC Regional Burn Center
11S Burn Unit
10CCT 10 Critical Care Tower, Myelosuppression/Stem Cell Transplant unit
ERG Employee Resource Group