Pioneer list of approved abbreviations

ABPI                       Ankle Brachial Pressure Index

TBPI                       Toe Brachial Pressure Index

BP                          Blood Pressure

MLD                       Manual Lymphatic Drainage

SLD                         Simple Lymphatic Drainage

EPUAP                   European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel

ISL                          International Society Lymphoedema

BMI                        Body Mass Index

DVT                        Deep Vein Thrombosis

PE                           Pulmonary Embolism

CVA                       Cerebral Vascular Accident

TIA                         Transient Ischaemic Attack

AIE                         Acute Inflammatory Episode

ROM                      Range of Movement

Mono                    Monophasic

Bi                            Biphasic

Tri                           Triphasic

MPJ                       Metatarsal Phalangeal Joint                       

HbA1c                   Glycated Haemoglobin

CQC                       Care Quality Commission

GP                          General Practitioner

OPD                       Outpatients Department

NICE                      National Institute Clinical Excellence