Appendix 1: Abbreviations and Acronyms

Acronym

Expansion

Acronym

ACIP

Expansion

Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

Acronym

ACOEM

Expansion

American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Acronym

B. pertussis

Expansion

Bordetella pertussis

Acronym

BMBL

Expansion

Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories

Acronym

CDC

Expansion

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Acronym

CLIA

Expansion

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments

Acronym

DHQP

Expansion

Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion

Acronym

CSF

Expansion

Cerebrospinal Fluid

Acronym

FMLA

Expansion

Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993

Acronym

GAS

Expansion

Group A Streptococcus

Acronym

HCO

Expansion

Healthcare Organization

Acronym

HCP

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Healthcare Personnel

Acronym

HICPAC

Expansion

Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee

Acronym

HIV

Expansion

Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Acronym

IDSA

Expansion

Infectious Diseases Society of America

Acronym

IPC

Expansion

Infection Prevention and Control

Acronym

IV

Expansion

Intravenous

Acronym

LP

Expansion

Lumbar Puncture

Acronym

N. meningitidis

Expansion

Neisseria meningitidis

Acronym

NIOSH

Expansion

National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Acronym

OHS

Expansion

Occupational Health Services

Acronym

OSHA

Expansion

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Acronym

PCR

Expansion

Polymerase Chain Reaction

Acronym

PEP

Expansion

Postexposure Prophylaxis

Acronym

PPE

Expansion

Personal Protective Equipment

Acronym

RADT

Expansion

Rapid Antigen Detection Test

Acronym

SHEA

Expansion

Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

Acronym

STSS

Expansion

Streptococcal Toxic-Shock Syndrome

Acronym

TB

Expansion

Tuberculosis

Acronym

Tdap

Expansion

Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis

Acronym

TMP-SMZ

Expansion

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole