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Abbreviations and acronyms

AAPP Australian Association of Pathology Practices
ABDR Australian Bleeding Disorders Registry
ABO The human red cell ABO blood group system
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACHI Australian Classification of Health Interventions
ACSQHC Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
ACT Australian Capital Territory
AHCDO Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors' Organisation
AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
AIMS Advanced Incident Management System
ALI Acute lung injury
ANF Australian Nursing Federation
ANHDD Australian National Haemovigilance Data Dictionary
ANZCA Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
ANZSBT Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion
APHA Australian Private Hospitals Association
ARCBS Australian Red Cross Blood Service (Blood Service)
ASBT Australian Society of Blood Transfusion
ASTH Australian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
BCSH British Committee for Standards in Haematology
BeST Better Safer Transfusion Program
BMAC Blood Matters Advisory Committee
BP Blood pressure
CCF Congestive cardiac failure
CEC Clinical Excellence Commission, New South Wales
CIMS Clinical Incident Monitoring System
CMV Cytomegalovirus
CNC Clinical Nurse Consultant
CXR Chest x-ray
DAT Direct Antiglobulin Test
DHTR Delayed haemolytic transfusion reaction
DIC Disseminated intravascular coagulation
DM Data Manager
EAACI European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
EHN European Haemovigilance Network (now IHN)
EIMS Electronic Incident Management System
EPAS Enterprise Patient Administration System
EQuIP Evaluation and Quality Improvement Program
FDA Food and Drug Administration, US
FFP Fresh frozen plasma
FNHTR Febrile non‑haemolytic transfusion reaction
GI Gastrointestinal
GP General practitioner
HAC Haemovigilance Advisory Committee
Hb Haemoglobin
HCV Hepatitis C Virus
HHS Hospital and Health Service
HIT Healthcare Incident Type
HIV Human immunodeficiency virus
HLA Human leucocyte antigen
HNA Human neutrophil alloantigens
HPWG Haemovigilance Project Working Group
HR Heart rate
HTC Hospital Transfusion Committee
HTLV Human T-cell lymphotropic virus
HTR Haemolytic transfusion reaction
IBCT Incorrect blood component transfused
ICD‑10‑AM International Classification of Diseases 10th revision Australian Modification
IHN International Haemovigilance Network (previously EHN)
IIMS Incident Information Management System
IOR Incident outcome rating
ISBT International Society for Blood Transfusion
ISTARE International Surveillance of Transfusion-Associated Reactions and Events
JBC Jurisdictional Blood Committee
JMO Junior Medical Officer
LHN Local Hospital Network
MB‑FFP Methylene blue treated fresh frozen plasma
MET Medical Emergency Team
NBA National Blood Authority
NCOPP National Coalition of Public Pathology
NHMD National Hospital Morbidity Database (AIHW)
NHMRC National Health and Medical Research Council
NHSBT National Health Service Blood and Transfusion
NPAAC National Pathology Accreditation Advisory Council
NSQHS National Safety and Quality Health Service
NSW New South Wales
NT Northern Territory
NTG Northern Territory Government
NTTC Northern Territory Transfusion Committee
OECD Organisation for Economic Co‑operation and Development
PBM Patient Blood Management
PR Pulse rate
PRIME Queensland Health incident reporting system
PTP Post transfusion purpura
Q&S Quality and Safety
QBMP Queensland Blood Management Program
QiiT Queensland Incidents in Transfusion
QLD Queensland
RACS Royal Australian College of Surgeons
RBC Red blood cell
RCA Root cause analysis
RCPA Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia
RFID Radio Frequency Identification
RR Respiratory rate
SA South Australia
SAC Safety Assessment Code
SHOT Serious Hazards of Transfusion (UK)
SLS Safety Learning System
STIR Serious Transfusion Incident Reporting
TAS Tasmania
TACO Transfusion-associated circulatory overload
TA‑GVHD Transfusion-associated graft versus host disease
TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration
TIRG Transfusion Incident Review Group
TNC Transfusion Nurse Consultant
TPE Therapeutic plasma exchange
TRALI Transfusion-related acute lung injury
TRIP Transfusion Reaction in Patients
TTI Transfusion transmitted infection
TTISS Transfusion Transmitted Injuries Surveillance System
TTP Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura
WA Western Australia
WBIT Wrong blood in tube
WHO World Health Organization
VHIMS Victorian Health Incident Management System
VIC Victoria
UK United Kingdom
USA United States of America