Central Material Service (CMS). The physical area and functional
operation that is responsible for cleaning, sterilizing,
preparing, packaging, storing and distribution of sterile items
within the facility. CMS is the primary support element for the
Operating suites and Labor and Delivery rooms.
Central Processing and Distribution CP&D. An all-inclusive term
for that function in a hospital which encompasses those terms
variously known as Central Supply, Central Nursing Supply,
Central Sterile Supply, and Central Material Services. Generally
refers to a materials handling methodology. Provides for the
central management of all medical material required to support
patient care activities. The heart of this concept is an
automatic distribution system. CPD requires the standardization
and centralization of the elements of storage and distribution.
Commission of Fine Arts.
CFR. Code of Federal Regulations.
Compressed Gas Association.
CHAMPUS. Civilian Health and Medical Program for the Uniformed
Services. An indemnity-like program called TRICARE standard that
is available as an option under DOD's TRICARE program. There are
deductibles and cost shares for care delivered by civilian
healthcare providers to active duty family members, retirees and
their family members, certain survivors of deceased members and
certain former spouses of members of the seven Uniformed Services
of the United States.
Composite Healthcare (Computer) Systems.
Comprehensive Interior Design.
Clinic. A health treatment facility primarily intended and
and ambulatory services. A clinic is also intended to perform
certain non-therapeutic activities related to the health of the
personnel served, such as physical examinations, immunizations,
medical administration, preventive medicine services, and health
promotion activities to support a primary military mission. In
some instances, a clinic may also routinely provide therapeutic
services to hospitalized patients to achieve rehabilitation
goals; e.g., occupational therapy and physical therapy. A clinic
may be equipped with bed for observation or patients awaiting
transfer to a hospital, and for the care of cases that cannot be
cared for on an outpatient status, but that do not require