Abbreviations Used in the Guideline

Guideline for Isolation Precautions: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings (2007)

Table of abbreviations and definitions.
Abbreviation Definition
AIIR Airborne infection isolation room
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CF Cystic fibrosis
CJD Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease
CLSI Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute
ESBL Extended spectrum beta-lactamases
FDA Food and Drug Administration
HAI Healthcare-associated infections
HBV Hepatitis B virus
HCV Hepatitis C virus
HEPA High efficiency particulate air [filtration]
HICPAC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HCW Healthcare worker
HSCT Hematopoetic stem-cell transplant
ICU Intensive care unit
LTCF Long-term care facility
MDRO Multidrug-resistant organism
MDR-GNB Multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli
MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
NCCLS National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards
NICU Neonatal intensive care unit
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC
NNIS National Nosocomial Infection Surveillance
NSSP Nonsusceptible Streptococcus pneumoniae
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
PICU Pediatric intensive care unit
PPE Personal protective equipment
RSV Respiratory syncytial virus
SARS Severe acquired respiratory syndrome
vCJD variant Creutzfeld-Jakob Disease
VRE Vancomycin-resistant enterococci
WHO World Health Organization