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               Acronyms:  What Do Those Letters Stand For? 

The healthcare field talks in a language all its own.  Have you ever been in a meeting or talking to a colleague and they lose you because they are speaking in letters?  Medical terminology is frustrating enough, but when we start using acronyms, it can be daunting.  An acronym is a word formed from the first letter (or letters) of a series of words.  Some acronyms are second nature to us such as OR, ED, or SPD.  However, when we start using abbreviations in our conversations for things like organizational names it can be downright confusion.  For a list of common acronyms used in healthcare, click on the link below.

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