Abbreviations/Symbols

  • AGMP - Aerosol generating medical procedure

  • AIIR - Airborne infection isolation room

  • AmpC - Type of plasmid-mediated beta-lactamase enzyme

  • BiPAP - Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure

  • BP - Blood pressure

  • BVM - Bag-Valve Mask

  • CAP - Community acquired pneumonia

  • CDI - Clostridioides difficile infection

  • COPD - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • CPAP - Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

  • CrCl - Creatinine Clearance

  • DRESS - Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms

  • ECG - Electrocardiogram

  • ESBL - Extended spectrum beta-lactamase

  • FEV₁ - Forced expiratory volume in 1 second

  • FiO₂ - fraction of inspired oxygen

  • HAP - Hospital acquired pneumonia

  • HFNC - high-flow nasal oxygen

  • HCW - Healthcare worker

  • IBW - Ideal body weight

  • IP&C - Infection Prevention and Control

  • IV - Intravenous

  • L/minute - litres per minute

  • MDRO - Multidrug Resistant Organism

  • MRSA - Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus

  • MSSA - Methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus

  • NB-ASC - NB Provincial Health Authorities Anti-infective Stewardship Committee

  • NIV - Non-Invasive Ventilation

  • PCR - Polymerase chain reaction

  • PHAC - Public Health Agency of Canada

  • PPE - Personal Protective Equipment

  • PO - by mouth

  • PCRA - Point of Care Risk Assessment

  • q4h - every 4 hours

  • q6h - every 6 hours

  • q8h - every 8 hours

  • q12h - every 12 hours

  • q24h - every 24 hours

  • q36h - every 36 hours

  • q48h - every 48 hours

  • QTc - Corrected QT interval

  • SARI - Severe acute respiratory infection

  • SpO₂ - blood oxygen saturation level

  • VTE - Venous Thromboembolism

  • VAP - Ventilator associated pneumonia

  • VOC - variant of concern

  • < - Less than

  • > - Greater than

  • ≤ - Less than or equal to

  • ≥ - Greater than or equal to