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    PCA - personal care attendant
    PM - private message

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    POV - Point of View
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    BTW - By the Way

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    KIAW - kid in a wheelchair - I use it all of the time
    DIAF - die in a fire - one of my favorite Internet acronyms right after KHITBASH

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    JMHO= Just my humble oppinion
    KIA= Kiss my A**
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    CPS - central pain syndrome
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    Proofread carefully to see if you any words out.

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    HHA = Home Health Aide. They generally have 80-120 hours of training from a state approved program. This varies by state. Some states require a minimum amount of additional training annually. They work for home health agencies (HHA), must be supervised by an RN, and have limited things they are allowed in do. This does not include "skilled care". In most states they are NOT allowed to do bowel care, catheterization, administer meds, or do any other invasive or sterile procedures (such as suctioning, tube feeding or changing sterile dressings).

    CNA = Certified Nursing Assistant. They generally have 80-120 hours of training from a state approved program. This varies by state. Some states require a minimum amount of additional training annually. Most work in nursing homes or hospitals, must be supervised by an RN, and have limited things they are allowed to do. This does not include "skilled care". In most states they are NOT allowed to do bowel care, catheterization, administer meds, or do any other invasive or sterile procedures (such as suctioning, tube feeding or changing sterile dressings).

    PCA = personal care attendant. No training is required, there is no state certification or legal designation. There are few if any training programs. You usually find and train your own, so you can have them do any care you require (bowel care, catheterization, suctioning, ADLs, transfers, etc. etc. etc.). In some states they are funded through Medicaid/Medicare waiver programs. Some states allow them to be friends or family. Many are private pay since insurance rarely will pay for PCA care.

    (KLD)

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    NFCM~National Family Caregivers Month
    TLCA~The Lifespan Care Act
    NFCSP~National Family Caregiver Support Program
    This time you gave me a mountain, I will see you on the other side.
    Caregiver to son SCI-C5-Incomplete

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    Quote Originally Posted by keps
    IIRC = If I Remember Correctly.
    First thanks to Jazzy Jeff for asking about this in Life, and SJean for linking it....

    and THANKS KEPS for this one...I NEVER know what IIRC means...LOL!!!
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    GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike

    YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

    KMBFA = Kiss My Big Fat A** (OK, just made that up, but it has a nice ring to it. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by betheny
    GMTA = Great Minds Think Alike

    YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary

    KMBFA = Kiss My Big Fat A** (OK, just made that up, but it has a nice ring to it. )
    YMMV also can translate to Your Method May Vary....all depends on the context of the convo...

    I like KMBFA! I gotta use that one
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