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Helpful Abbreviations

 AACD/SNOMED   American Association of Clinical Directors/Systemized Nomenclature of Medicine
 AACN  American Association of Critical Care Nurses
 AANA  American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
 AASPA  American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
 ACS  American College of Surgeons
 ANCC-COA  American Nurses Credential Center-Commission on Accreditation
 ANSR  Americans for Nursing Shortage Relief
 AORN  Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
 APSF-ASA  Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation – American Society of Anesthesiologists
 ARIN  Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing
 ASA  American Society of Anesthesiologists
 ASC  Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
 ASF  Ambulatory Surgery Foundation
 AST  Association of Surgical Technologists
 BOD      Board of Directors
 CAPA  Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse
 CBO  Competency Based Orientation and Credentialing Program
 CPAN  Certified PeriAnesthesia Nurse
 CSPS  Council of Surgical and Perioperative Safety
 EBP  Evidence Based Practice
 FAQ  Frequently Asked Questions
 GAC  Governmental Affairs Committee
 ICNP  International Classification for Nursing Practice
 ICU  Intensive Care Unit
 JCAHO  TJC  Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations The Joint Commission
 JLSystems  National Office Information and Technology company
 JOPAN  Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing
 NC  National Conference
 NDNQI  National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
 NIWI  Nurse in Washington Internship
 NO  National Office
 NOA  Nursing Organization Alliance
 NOAH  ASPAN membership database system
 NSNA  National Student Nurses’ Association
 PAI  Performance and Improvement
 PANAW  PeriAnesthesia Nurse Awareness Week
 PDE  Perianesthesia Data Elements
 RD  Regional Director
 REASN  Resourcefully Enhancing Aging in Specialty Nursing
 S&G  Standards and Guidelines
 SCIP  Surgical Care Improvement Project
 SGNA  Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates
 SME  Subject Matter Expert
 SPAQI  Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement
 SPG  Specialty Practice Group
 SQAD  Strategic Query and Discovery
 SWT  Strategic Work Team
 TIGER  Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform
 UAP  Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
 WTP  Willingness-to-Participate

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