This is an electronic version of the printed book: A Guide to Australian Health Care Acronyms & Abbreviations (AHAA). To Assist with interpreting Clinical Handover 3ed. Over 1600 acronyms and abbreviations representing terminology from all departments including: Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Oncology, Maternity, EENT, Psychiatric, Infectious Disease and various Medical and Surgical disciplines. Other terms found in clinical documentation and common investigations including pathology reports are represented.
There is a brief description of the terms to help provide context and provide understanding to assist with interpreting handover and other clinical information.
There are multi choice questions to test your knowledge. Can be played in either a fun mode that provides feedback and allows multiple attempts to select the correct answer. The other is an exam mode that only provides a final score.
How to use this app:
N.B. Before you can access the app you must click to agree to the terms and disclaimer.
1) The cover page of the "A Guide to Australian Healthcare Acronyms and Abbreviations" will be found when the application is launched.
2) Tap anywhere on the screen to view the list of the whole Acronyms available.
3) You can enter the Acronym you are searching for. Alternatively you can use the quick scroll on the right of the screen to search for the acronym as they are listed in alphabetical order.
4) Click on the acronym to open up the description of the term and there is a sound icon that you can click to hear the term spoken by the author.
The Games:
The first game is a fun way to build your knowledge by choosing the category you wish to explore, select the number of questions you would like to answer in the round, answer the multiple choice question by selecting the correct acronym and when you select the correct answer the full term of the acronym appears. Then you can move to the next question.
The exam is a bit harder version of the quiz which has the same questions set out in categories for you to choose. The difference is that there is no feedback during the game and only a score is provided at the end. If you get all correct you get a well-deserved round of applause.

What’s New

Version 3.0

There is now over 1,600 acronyms and abbreviations with the terms spoken by a real person. The two game modes now have over 1,200 multiple choice questions to test yourself and it is now sorted into the following categories: Gyn/Mat/Paeds, CVS, Gastro/Endo/Dietetics, Derm/Plastics,Resp/Anaes/Surgery, Uro/Renal, ID/Immune, EENT and Investigations.

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