January 2010 Newsletter – Part 2

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January 2010 Newsletter – Part 2

9th January 2010 in


         number; fracture
~         approximate; similar
@        at
+ve     Positive
-ve      Negative
2x, 3x    twice; three times
AAA     Abdominal aortic aneurysm
Ab         Antibody
ABC      airway, breathing, circulation
abd         abdomen
Abn        abnormal(ity)
Abx        antibiotics
ACL       Anterior cruciate ligament
ACTH    Adrenocorticotrophic hormone
ADH      Anti-diuretic hormone
ADL’s   Activities of daily living
ADR      Adverse drug reaction
AE         Adverse effects/event
AEA       Above elbow amputation
AKA      Above knee amputation
AP         Antero-posterior
AROM  Active range of movement
AS         Ankylosing spondylitis

BEA     Below elbow amputation
BKA     Below knee amputation
BMI     Body mass index
BP        Blood pressure
BSA     Body surface area
Bx       biopsy

CA       Carcinoma, cancer
CAD    Coronary artery disease
CC       chief complaint
CDH    Congenital dislocation of the hip
CHD    Coronary heart disease
CNS    Central nervous system
c/o       Complains of
CP       Cerebral palsy; chest pain
CPR     Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF     Cerebrospinal fluid
CT       Computed tomography
CTEV  Congenital talipes equinovarus
CVA    Cerebrovascular accident
CVS     Cardiovascular system
c/w       consistent with
CXR     Chest X-ray

DBE     Deep breathing exercises
D/C      discontinue; discharge
DDD    Degenerative disc disease
DHx      Drug history
DIB      Difficulty in breathing
DJD     Degenerative joint disease
DM      Diabetes mellitus
DNA    Did not attend(common) or
Deoxyribonucleic acid
DOB     Date of birth
DU       Duodenal ulcer
DVT     Deep-vein thrombosis
Dx        diagnosis

ECG       Electrocardiogram
EEG       Electroencephalogram

EIA        Exercise-induced asthma
EMG      Electromyography
EENT     Eyes, ears, nose and throat
EOR       End of range
ESR       Erythrocyte sedimentation rate
EUA      Examination under anaesthetic

FB         Foreign body
FFD      Fixed flexion deformity
FH(x)    Family history
FNA     fine needle aspiration
FROM  Full range of movement
F/U       follow up
FWB     Full weight bearing
Fx          fracture

GA       General anaesthetic
GH       Glenohumeral/General Health
GI(T)    Gastrointestinal (tract)

Hb       Haemoglobin
HBP    High blood pressure
HI       Head injury
h/o       history of
H&P   History and physical examination
HPI     History of present illness
HTN    Hypertension
Hx      history

ICS     intercostal space
I&D    Incision and drainage
IDDM Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus     IHD     Ischaemic heart disease
IM/i.m. Intramuscular

KAFO  Knee ankle foot orthosis
KO       Knee orthosis

LA        Local anaesthetic
Lab       Laboratory
lac         laceration
LBP      Low back pain
LE        Lower extremity;
Lupus erythematosus
LL        Lower limb/lower lobe
LP        Lumbar puncture
LTOT  Long term oxygen therapy
LVF     Left ventricular failure

ME      Metabolic equivalents/
Myalgic encephalomyelitis;
meds    medication
MHx    Medical history
MI       Myocardial infarction
MM     Muscle
MMR   measles, mumps, rubella
MND   Motor neurone disease
MRI     Magnetic resonance imaging

MRSA   Methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus
MS        Mitral stenosis/Multiple sclerosis
MUA     Manipulation under anaesthetic

January 2010 Newsletter

9th January 2010 in

Fozzys’ Forum 2010

So we are already  four weeks into the New Year, I belatedly but sincerely wish you all the very best for 2010 and trust that you had a good festive season and are all feeling renewed, refreshed and ready to tackle what this year may decide to throw at us. It really is a strange thing but I remember scoffing and poo-pooing the older generations when I was young (mists of time, I know!) when they would say how time seems to pass quicker as you get older, but boy oh boy, does it flash past now. Perhaps it is just the pace of life that we are forced to lead now but certainly time waits for no man and we must make the most of every day. So ever onwards and upwards, be healthy, be happy and try not to take life too seriously.

2010 Renewals:  We are pleased to announce that the renewal rate for the 2010/11 year has been frozen at the previous years rate, so NO INCREASE IN MEMBERSHIP in any category this year, I’m sure that this will be welcomed by everybody and demonstrates that the governing board of the Register is aware and does listen to individual members.  The renewal forms are included with this Newsletter and please fill these in carefully and return as quickly as possible to the admin office.
Subscription cheques should be made payable to ‘LCSP Register’.  There is still the facility to pay your subscription by four equal monthly payments or indeed electronically via bank transfer for these options please contact the office and arrangements can be made.
Please also complete the reverse form of the form to maintain and update your contact information for the Register website. We do receive daily requests from the public looking for therapists in their respective localities, if we do not have your correct contact details you could be missing out on a potential business contact.

Renewal rates for insurance:  At the time of printing these are still under negotiations with the Insurers and Brokers, however as soon as any information and any confirmed rates are available they will be posted firstly within the members’ forum of the LCSP website.

Our new President, Viv Pugh, is quite grumpy about the level of support given generally by the membership for events, whilst he can accept that the 90th Anniversary had a fee attached for the full day there were two quality speakers, exhibitors and other opportunities, however the regional meetings are completely free of charge and there is food too. Certification is given for three hours of CPD activity and the present presentation that has been very well received gives attending members the opportunity of using Outcome Measures to validate the effectiveness of their work and thereby use this information to  their advantage in securing corporate work or contracts.

For many years I have had the pleasure of working with Steve Foster and Melvyn Eyres at assorted regulatory meetings.  I have always been impressed with their passion and dedication to the profession and when the opportunity showed itself for our graduates to be a part of the LCSP Register I knew we were with a good group of people.  In 2009 I attended your 90th Birthday event and had the honour of being a part of those celebrations.  It was very evident throughout the day that I was meeting a great group of therapists who all had a strong desire to acquire more knowledge and improve their abilities.

We at NLSSM have that same desire and offer a wide variety of interesting CPD (Continuing Professional Development) short courses.  They range from Sports Thai Massage, CORE Fascial Release, First Aid, Pregnancy Massage, On-site Seated Chair Massage, Postural Assessment, Muscle Energy Technique, Soft Tissue Release to working with Breathing Pattern Disorders. We have the privilege of working with James Earles, Leon Chaitow, Robert Schleip, Art Riggs, Jason Anderson, Noah Karrasch and Ralph Stephens to name a few.  All our lecturers are highly trained in their fields and will inspire and enlighten you in a very short period of time.

NLSSM also offers a BTEC level 5 Diploma in Sport & Remedial Massage for those of you who are looking to work in this field.  Further information about our courses can be found on www.nlssm.com or you can contact us on 020 8885 6062.
We look forward to a long association with the LCSP Register and feel certain that the combined strengths of our respective organisations will be enhanced by the union and the ultimate benefits will be to both the individual members and the profession generally.

Susan Findlay.

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