Appendix C
Acronyms

AAP American Academy of Pediatrics

ACEP American College of Emergency Physicians

ACTION Accelerating Change and Transformation in Organizations and Networks

AHRQ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

ANCC Advice nurse call center

CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CEN Certified emergency nurse

CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

DHHS U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

DHS U.S. Department of Homeland Security

DMAT Disaster management assistant team

DoD U.S. Department of Defense

DOT U.S. Department of Transportation

ED Emergency department

EDAP Emergency department approved for pediatrics

EMAC Emergency Management Assistance Compact

EMRA Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association

EMS Emergency medical services

EMS-C The federal Emergency Medical Services for Children program



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Future of Emergency Care: Dissemination Workshop Summaries EMT Emergency medical technician EMTALA Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act ENA Emergency Nurses Association FDA U.S. Food and Drug Administration FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency FICEMS Federal Interagency Committee on EMS HCUP Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project HRSA Health Resources and Services Administration INPC Indiana Network for Patient Care IRB Institutional review board JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations LERN Louisiana Emergency Response Network LVN Licensed vocational nurse MCHB Maternal and Child Health Bureau MRC Medical Reserve Corps NEMSIS National EMS information system NETT Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials NHTSA National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NIH National Institutes of Health NINDS National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke PALS Pediatric advance life support PCCC Pediatric critical care center PECARN Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research PHESS Public Health Emergency Surveillance System PICU Pediatric intensive care unit PSO Patient safety organization SAEM Society for Academic Emergency Medicine SPOTRIAS Special Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke USU Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences