1. rainsong

    rainsong Registered User

    Aug 9, 2013
    10
    I have noticed the code CIV written in my MIL's care records by the carers. Does anyone know what it means?
     
  2. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,598
    West Midlands
    No idea. A Google guess- vitimin c via iv ??




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  3. rainsong

    rainsong Registered User

    Aug 9, 2013
    10
    #3 rainsong, Feb 11, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
    I am sure it doesn't refer to vitamin C ;-) I thought the C might stand for client. Not sure about the I & V . The carers are supposed to assist her to shower but they didn't as she stated that she had a shower last night (she didn't as was still wearing the clothes she had on yesterday). I was wondering if it is an indication she was confused or resistant to care.
     
  4. arielsmelody

    arielsmelody Registered User

    Jul 16, 2015
    515
    Perhaps it might help to see it in content - can you give us an example of what they've written including this code?
     
  5. rainsong

    rainsong Registered User

    Aug 9, 2013
    10
    #5 rainsong, Feb 11, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2016
    It said "CIV. Refused PC stated had shower last night. Washed face encouraged to brush teeth. Refused breakfast. Sliced apple gave water. Swept floor."

    PC stands for Personal Care.
     
  6. Saffie

    Saffie Registered User

    Mar 26, 2011
    22,499
    Female
    Near Southampton
    The IV could be 'intra venous' but if that is not likely, could the IV be 4?
    Surely the simplest thing would be to just ask the nurse or carer.
     
  7. jasmineflower

    jasmineflower Registered User

    Aug 27, 2012
    335
    Could it be something to do with continence care?
     
  8. cragmaid

    cragmaid Registered User

    Oct 18, 2010
    7,942
    North East England
    Perhaps it was the carer's initials....:D Instead of guessing, why not leave them a note asking for an explanation?:D
     
  9. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
    11,598
    West Midlands
    I know it's no joking matter but I've been having a deep think what civ could be. Some of my thoughts....
    cat in vacuum :D

    Client in - but no idea where or what v would be in that case..... Good idea to ask carer, then please let us know, to stop me making words up in my mind all day :)
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  10. Amy in the US

    Amy in the US Registered User

    Feb 28, 2015
    4,619
    USA
    Client In-home Visit?

    The carer's initials?

    I like Cat In Vacuum. That would not be impossible, with my cats!
     
  11. Pear trees

    Pear trees Registered User

    Jan 25, 2015
    441
    Could C be for carer, and IV for grade 4?
     
  12. onlyme1

    onlyme1 Registered User

    Sep 10, 2011
    105
    scarborough
    this reminds me ... home carers used to write COT - turns out it meant cup of tea!
     
  13. Flake

    Flake Registered User

    Mar 9, 2015
    222
    Reminds me of when I was a carer years ago. We used to but AWOL - All well on leaving - until someone went absent - that was changed overnight!
     
  14. 1954

    1954 Registered User

    Jan 3, 2013
    3,835
    Sidcup
    Has anyone found out what civ stands for?


    1954 x
     
  15. CeliaW

    CeliaW Registered User

    Jan 29, 2009
    5,643
    Hampshire
    I have just messaged "Lovely Lisa" who used to be my Mums main carer and its not one she knows. She is now a senior carer in a large home so is going to ask her colleagues. Strangely, even searching websites about acronyms doesn't bring up anything obvious. I wonder if the OP is sure of the letters?
     
  16. peachstone

    peachstone Registered User

    Dec 5, 2015
    56
    West Oxfordshire
    I looked up all that too, Celia :)

    I was wondering if it could be 'CW' and mean 'care worker'?
     
  17. Selinacroft

    Selinacroft Registered User

    Oct 10, 2015
    936
    Can we have another sentence with context when it was used? I like a good quiz.
     
  18. Havemercy

    Havemercy Registered User

    Oct 8, 2012
    124
    I think it means 'carer in visit'.
     
  19. CeliaW

    CeliaW Registered User

    Jan 29, 2009
    5,643
    Hampshire
    Interesting thought Havemercy but seems a bit pointless if it is that. Surely, if the carer has visited, it is more relevant to say what they did rather than just they visited and presumably signed?
    As said earlier, we need more context really ☺
     
  20. Dill

    Dill Registered User

    Feb 26, 2011
    355
    England
    As it appears in front of the rest of the message, does it refer to how access was gained by the carer as maybe 'came in voluntarily?'
    This was the case when dad had carers in, as sometimes they had to use the key safe to let themselves in. Still doesn't look right though somehow.

    Dill
     

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