Glossary

Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism

ACCPAmerican College of Chest Physicians
AHRQAgency for Healthcare Research and Quality
BID, b.i.d.twice a day
CPOEcomputerized physician order entry
DVTdeep vein thrombosis
HITheparin-induced thrombocytopenia
ICUintensive care unit
IHIInstitute for Healthcare Improvement
IPCintermittent pneumatic compression
LMWHlow-molecular-weight heparin
PDSAPlan-Do-Study-Act
PEpulmonary embolism
qeach, every
QIquality improvement
SCDsequential compression device
SCIPSurgical Care Improvement Project
SQsubcutaneously
UCSDUniversity of California, San Diego
UFHunfractionated heparin
VTEvenous thromboembolism
Page last reviewed August 2008
Internet Citation: Glossary: Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism. August 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/patient-safety-resources/resources/vtguide/vtguideglossary.html