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ABC

Home Biological Common

ABTE

Foods Bioprocesses Toxicology Environments

PCA

Pathological Anatomy & Cytology

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

AFGSU

Certificate of Training in Emergency Gestures and Care

AIES

Health Education Information Action

ANSM

National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products

ABS

Adapted Physical Activity

APAS

Adapted Physical Activity and Health

BOW

Clinical Research Associate

ARE

Anesthesiologist Resuscitator

RMA

Medical Regulation Assistant

ARS

Regional Health Agency

stroke

Stroke

BB@C

Blood and Brain @ Caen Normandy

CAMP

Medico-Psychological Reception Center

CATTP

Part-Time Therapeutic Reception Center

CBSB

Chemistry and Biology applied to Health and Well-being

CCMR

Rare Disease Competence Center

CDC

Competence Center

CDOS

Diagnosis and Orientation Center for Deafness

CDR

Reference Center

UDC

Users' Commission

EEC

External Electric Shocks

CEFARM

Training Center for Medical Regulation Assistants

CEIP-A

Center for Assessment and Information on Pharmacodependence and Addictovigilance

CEP

Parkinson Expert Center

CERM

Center for Studies and Research on Medicines of Normandy

CESU

Emergency Care Education Center

CETD

Pain Assessment and Treatment Center

CFA PSS

Training Center for Health and Social Professions Apprentices

CFARM

Training Center for Medical Regulation Assistants

CFTR

Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Conductance Regulator

CHPOT

Hospital Coordination of Organ and Tissue Harvesting

CME

Institutional Medical Commission

CMF

Maxillofacial surgery

CMRR

Resource and Research Memory Center

CN2R

National Center for Resources and Resilience

CNR

National Reference Center

CNRS

National Center for Scientific Research

COBIOM

Biological Collection Addictive and Mental Illnesses

SOC

Specialized Obstetric Consultations

COSMA

HAND Scleroderma CONSULTATION

covid

corona virus disease

CPDPN

Multidisciplinary Center for Prenatal Diagnosis

CPP

Committee for the Protection of Persons

CRB

Biological Resource Center

CRBSP

Biomedical and Public Health Research Committee

CRCM

Resource and Competence Centers for Cystic Fibrosis

CRDN

Regional Neonatal Screening Center

FRIZZY

Emergency Claims and Complaints Unit

CREX

Feedback Committee

SHOUT

Research and Innovation Commission

CRMR

Reference Center for Rare Diseases

CRMW

Willebrand Disease Reference Center

CRPN

Normandy Regional Psychotrauma Center

CRPPE

Regional Center for Occupational and Environmental Pathologies

CRPV

Regional PharmacoVigilance Center

CRRA

Call Reception and Settlement Center

CRTH

Center for the Treatment of Hemorrhagic Diseases

CRTLA

Reference Center for Language and Learning Disorders

CSAPA

Addictology Care and Support Center

CSE

Establishment Social Committee

CSIRMT

Nursing, Rehabilitation and Medical-Technical Care Commission

CSO

Specialized Obesity Center

CUMP

Medical-Psychological Emergency Cells

CUMR

University Center for Kidney Diseases

DAC

Coordination Support Mechanism

DAGJ

Department of General and Legal Affairs

DAI

Department of Infectious Agents

DASRI

Waste from Health Care Activities with Infectious Risks

DGOS

Directorate General for the Offer of Care

IUD

Inter-University Diploma

DPO

Data Protection Officer

DREETS

Regional Directorate for the Economy, Employment, Labor and Solidarity

DRI

Research and Innovation Department

DVMO

Voluntary Bone Marrow Donors

APS

Teachers in Adapted Physical Activity

ECTS

European Credits Transfer System

DHS

Health Data Warehouse

EEG

Electroencephalography

DFS

French Blood Establishment

EHPAD

Residential establishment for dependent elderly people

EMDSP

Mobile Pain and Palliative Care Team

EMG

ElectroMyography

EMGD

Mobile Geriatric Home Team

EMSI

Mobile Intensive Care Team

EOH

Operational Hygiene Team

PPE

Assessment of Professional Practices

EPRRED

Regional Pediatric Referral Team for Children in Danger

EPSM

Public Mental Health Institution

EPSM

Public Mental Health Institution

EPST

Scientific and Technological Public Establishments

EREN

Space for Ethical Reflection in Normandy

ERRSPP

Regional Pediatric Palliative Care Resource Team

FEH

Woman Child Hematology

FeNoMIH

Normande Interhospital Federation Microbiology Infectiology Hygiene

FESUM

European Federation of Hand Emergency Services

FHU

University Hospital Federation

SONLAN

Rare Diseases Health Sector dedicated to ALS

online

Open Distance Learning

GCS

Health Coordination Group

GEC

Clinical Ethics Group

GHT

Territory Hospital Group

GIRCI

Interregional Group for Clinical Research and Innovation

GIRCINO

Interregional Group for Clinical Research and Innovation North-West

GIS

Scientific interest group

GOCE

Childhood Cancer

GRAM

Microbial Adaptation Research Group

GRAPAS

Research Group in Adapted Physical Activities and Health

HAD

Home Hospitalization

HAS

High Authority of Health
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HC

Full Hospitalization

HDJ

Day hospital

HDS

Week Hospital

HGEN

Hepato-Gastroenterology-Nutrition

HLA

Human Leukocyte
Antigen

HPDD

Scheduled Fixed-Term Hospitalization

HPLC 

High Performance Liquid Chromatography

HPV

Human papillomavirus infections

PAH

Pulmonary arterial hypertension

HTLV

Human T-cell lymphoma virus

AI

Artificial intelligence

IADE

State Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist

IBODE

State Certified Operating Room Nurse

CI

Heart failure

IDE

State Registered Nurse

CEDI

Nurse DE Coordination

IFA

Paramedic Training Institute

IFAS

Training Institute for Caregivers

IFCS

Institute for the Training of Health Managers

IFMEM

Training Institute for Medical Electroradiology Technicians

IFSI

Nursing Training Institute

IUI

Intra Uterine Insemination

BMI

Body mass index

IML

Forensic Institute

INCa

National Cancer Institute

InVS

National Institute for Health Monitoring

AIO

Osteo-Articular infection

IPA

Advanced Practice Nurse

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

ITBS

Territorial Institute of Health Biology

UR

University Institute of the Spine

Abortion

Abortion

the ARS

the Regional Health Agency

HOE

Operational Hygiene Team

THE ACE

License with Health Access option

lba

bronchoalveolar fluid

LBM

Medical Biology Laboratory

LBMR

Reference Medical Biology Laboratory

ldp

peritoneal dialysis fluid

LPA

Logistics Pharmacy Administration

M3C

Complex Congenital Heart Malformations

MAP

Threat of Premature Birth

MBAI

Bullous Autoimmune Diseases

MCAD

Medium-Chain-Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase

MCGRE

Rare Constitutional Diseases of the Red Blood Cell and Erythropoiesis

MCO

Medicine Surgery Obstetrics

SAME

Medical Electroradiology Technicians

MERM

Technician in Medical Electro-Radiology

MHC

Constitutional Hemorrhagic Diseases

MIR

Intensive Medicine & Resuscitation

MOeS

Management of Health Organizations

RPM

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

MSD

Meso Scale Discovery

MSMS

Tandem Mass Spectrometry

MSS

Sport-Health House

NPAD

Home Parenteral Nutrition

NPAD

Home Parenteral Nutrition

OFSEP

French Observatory of Multiple Sclerosis

WHO

World Health Organization

OPCO

Skill Operators

ENT

Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

PASS

Permanences of Access to Health Care

PBS

Phosphate Buffer Saline

PCI

Infection Prevention & Control

PCR

Polymerase Chain
Reaction

dp

protected distal sampling

PE

Evoked Potentials

PEMR

Rare Diseases Expertise Platform

PFRS

Health Training and Research Center

PHRC

Clinical Research Hospital Program

PHRIP

Hospital Nursing and Paramedical Research Program

LDCs

Assisted reproduction

people with reduced mobility

Someone with reduced mobility

PNDS

National Protocols for Diagnosis and Care

PNNS

National Health Nutrition Plan

PSL

Labile Blood Products

PUI

Indoor Pharmacy

PURR

Emergency and Rapid Response Platform

RAAC

Improved Recovery After Surgery

IUGR

Intrauterine Growth Retardation

CPR

Multidisciplinary Consultation Meeting

RMM

Mortality and Morbidity Review

UAS

Urgent Medical Aid Service

UAA

Emergency Reception Service

SCAD

Clinical follow-up at home

SEP

Multiple Sclerosis

SF-MOCAE

Federative structure of cyto-MOlecular oncogenetics of the University Hospital of CAEn

SFCE

French Childhood Cancer Society

SFCP

French Society of Pediatric Surgery

SGUM

Genito-Urinary Syndrome of Menopause

SHUMU

Hospital-University Emergency Medicine Service

SIGAPS

Scientific Publications Query, Management and Analysis System

ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

SMR

Medical and Rehabilitation Care

SMUR

Mobile Emergency and Resuscitation Service

SSIAD

Home Nursing Services

SSR

Aftercare and Rehabilitation

SUMPPS

University Department of Preventive Medicine and Health Promotion

TAVI

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Percutaneous aortic valve implantation

TCA

Eating Disorders

TCBN

Caen lower Normandy tumor library

TCC

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

TEC

Laboratory technician

TENS

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation

THMs

Hormone Treatment for Menopause

ToxEMAC

Environmental Toxicology, Airborne Environments and Cancers

TRL

Technology Readiness Level
Technology readiness level

PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

UAPED

Pediatric Reception Unit for Children in Danger

UBRC

Biostatistics and Clinical Research Unit

UCA

Ambulatory Surgery Unit

UDM

Medical Dialysis Unit

UFR

Training and Research Unit

UGO

Gynecology-Obstetrics Emergencies

WBU

Ambulatory Medicine Unit

UMJ

Medico-Judicial Unit

UMPU

Post Emergency Medical Unit

UMR

Medical Research Unit

A G

General Neurology Unit

A V

Neuro-Vascular Unit

RCU

Clinical Research Unit

USC

Continuing Care Unit

USI

Intensive Care Unit

USLD

Long Term Care Unit

UTAC

Inpatient unit for disconcerting patient

UTIC

Heart Failure Treatment Unit

UTNC

Transversal Unit of Clinical Nutrition

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

RSV

Respiratory Syncytial Virus