Glossary

Select glossary terms alphabetically below.

Urinary tract infection (UTI)

An infection of any part of the urinary system.

Tissue Viability Nurse (TVN)

A nurse with specialist knowledge, skills and experience in wound care and tissue viability.

Society of Radiographers (SOR)

The trade union and UK professional body for the diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy workforce.

Situation Background Assessment Recommendation (SBAR)

A framework for communication between members of the health care team about a patient’s condition.

Royal College of Radiologists (RCR)

Leads, educates and supports doctors who are training and working in the specialties of clinical oncology and clinical radiology.

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Nursing union and professional body, representing more than 465,000 nurses, student nurses, midwives and nursing support workers in the UK and internationally.

Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM)

Sets and monitors standards of care in emergency departments and provides expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.

Pulmonary embolism (PE)

A condition where a blood clot gets lodged in the an artery in the lung.