Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

ABC Airways, Breathing, Circulation
APLS Advanced Paediatric Life Support
AVPU Alert Voice Pain Unresponsive
B/P Blood Pressure
CPD Continuous Professional Development
CRT Capillary Refill Time
DTA Decision to admit
ED Hospital Emergency Department/ Accident & Emergency
GCS Glasgow Coma Scale
HR Heart Rate
MOI Mechanism of Injury
PEWS Paediatric Early Warning Score
RR Respiratory Rate
SDEC Same Day Emergency Care (patient is treated & discharged the same day)
WBC White Blood Cell Count