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Medical Acronyms Glossary

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AIIR - Airborne Infection Isolation Room

ARDS - Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

BARDA - Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

CPAP - Continuous positive airway pressure

COTS - Commercial off-the-shelf

BiPAP - Bilevel positive airway pressure

BVM - Bag valve mask

EMS - Emergency Medical Services

EUA - Emergency Use Authorization

FDA - Food & Drug Administration

FiO - Fraction of inspired oxygen

FFP - Full face protection

HCP - Healthcare professional

HHS - Health & Human Services

IPPV - Tracheostomy, intubation

SARI - Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

SNS - Strategic National Stockpile

MCM - Medical countermeasure

NIV - Noninvasive ventilation

NPV - Negative pressure ventilation

PEEP - Positive end-expiratory pressure

PPV - Positive pressure ventilation

Rr - Respiratory rate

Vt - Tidal volume