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ACPRC = Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Respiratory Care
CABG = coronary artery bypass graft
GFR = glomerular filtration rate
IV = intravenous
MI = myocardial infarction
NICE = National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
PCA = patient-controlled analgesia