ACCP American College of Chest Physicians
AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
BID, b.i.d. twice a day
CPOE computerized physician order entry
DVT deep vein thrombosis
HIT heparin-induced thrombocytopenia
ICU intensive care unit
IHI Institute for Healthcare Improvement
IPC intermittent pneumatic compression
LMWH low-molecular-weight heparin
PDSA Plan-Do-Study-Act
PE pulmonary embolism
q each, every
QI quality improvement
SCD sequential compression device
SCIP Surgical Care Improvement Project
SQ subcutaneously
UCSD University of California, San Diego
UFH unfractionated heparin
VTE venous thromboembolism
Page last reviewed October 2014
Internet Citation: Glossary. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.