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Medical care of older persons in residential aged care facilities (Silver Book)

Abbreviations


ABS

Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACAS

Aged Care Assessment Service

ACSA

Aged and Community Services Australia

ACSAA

Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency

ADGP

Australian Divisions of General Practice

AIHW

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

AMA

Australian Medical Association

AMH

Australian Medicines Handbook

AMTS

Abbreviated Mental Test Score

ANF

Australian Nursing Federation

ANHECA

Aged Care Association Australia

APA

Australian Physiotherapy Association

APAC

Australian Pharmaceutical Advisory Council

APS

Abbey Pain Scale

ASGM

Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine

BPSD

Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

CA

Carers Australia

CBT

Cognitive behavioural therapy

CMA

Comprehensive medical assessment

CME

Continuing medical education

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COTA

Council on the Ageing

CSDD

Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia

CVA

Cerebrovascular accident

DAA

Dose administration aid

DGP

Division of general practice

DOHA

Department of Health and Ageing

DRS

Delirium Rating Scale

DSM-IV

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition

EPC

Enhanced primary care

ESR

Erythrocyte sedimentation rate

FBC

Full blood count

GDS

Geriatric Depression Scale

GP

General practitioner

Hb

Haemoglobin

HIC

Health Insurance Commission

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

MAC

Medication advisory committee

MBS

Medicare Benefits Schedule

MIS

Mental impairment score

MMSE

Mini-Mental State Examination

NGO

Nongovernment Organisation

NHS

National Health Service

NSAA

National Strategy for an Ageing Australia

NSAID

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication

PBAC

Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee

PBS

Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

PCA

Personal care attendant

PDSA

Plan-Do-Study-Act

PEG

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

PRN

According to need

PSA

Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

PSI

Pneumonia severity index

RACF

Residential aged care facility

RACGP

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

RCS

Resident Classification Scale

RMMR

Residential medication management review

SSRI

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

TAIS

Therapeutic Advice and Information Service

TENS

Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

TGA

Therapeutic Goods Administration

U&E

Urea and electrolytes

WCC

White cell count

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