191 abbreviations
AbbreviationMeaning
ASPSAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons
ASRTAmerican Society of Radiologic Technologists
ASSHAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand
AWHONNAssociation of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
BAAPSBritish Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
BMABritish Medical Association
BNFBritish National Formulary
CADCanadian Association of the Deaf
CAEPCanadian Association of Emergency Physicians
CAGCanadian Association of Gerontology
CAMTCanadian Association of Music Therapy
CAMTSCommission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems
CAOChronic airway obstruction
CAOCanadian Association of Optometrists
CAOTCanadian Association of Occupational Therapists
CAPCanadian Association of Physicists
CAPCollege of American Pathologists
CARCanadian Association of Radiologists
CASLPACanadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists
CASLPOCollege of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario
CCOHSCanadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
CCRNCertification for adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care nurses
CCSCanadian Cardiovascular Society
CDAACCommunicative Disorders Assistant Association of Canada
CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention
CESMACouncil for European Specialist Medical Assessments
CfWICentre for Workforce Intelligence
CKDChronic kidney disease
CMACanadian Medical Association
CMACertified medical assistant
COTA(A)Council on the Ageing (Australia)
CPhTCertified pharmacy technician
CPMCertified Professional Midwife
CPMEStanding Committee of European Doctors
CPTPhlebotomist
CRDCentre for Reviews and Dissemination
CRNCertified radiology nurse
CRTCertified respiratory therapists – Respiratory therapy
CRTTCertified Respiratory Therapy Technicians – Respiratory therapy
CSACertified surgical assistant
CTRSCertified therapeutic recreation specialist – Recreation therapy or Therapeutic recreation
DIDigital Imaging Technologist
DMDDoctor of Dental Medicine
DNPDoctor of Nursing Practice
DoHDepartment of Health (various countries)
ENEnrolled nurse (AU) – See Licensed practical nurse
ESRDEnd Stage Renal Disease (US Federal Program)
FHOFoundation house officer
FIGOInternational Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics
FRCPFellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)