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A:
assessment
ABI
acquired brain injury
afib
atrial fibrillation
A-line
arterial line
A-V
arteriovenous
AAA
abdominal aortic aneurysm
AAROM
active assistive range of motion
Abd or abd
abduction
ABG
arterial blood gases
ac
before meals
AC joint
acromioclavicular joint
ACL
anterior cruciate ligament
ACTH
adrenocorticotrophic hormone
Add or add
adduction
ADL
activities of daily living
ad lib
at discretion
adm
admission, admitted
AE
above elbow
AFO
ankle foot orthosis
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AIIS
anterior inferior iliac spine
AJ
ankle jerk
AK
above knee
ALS
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
a.m.
morning
AMA
against medical advice
amb
ambulation, ambulating, ambulated, ambulate, ambulates
ANS
autonomic nervous system
ant
anterior
AP
anterior-posterior
ARDS
adult respiratory distress syndrome
ARF
acute renal failure
AROM
active range of motion
ASA
aspirin
ASAP or asap
as soon as possible
ASCVD
arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
ASIS
anterior superior iliac spine
assist.
assistance, assistive
AVM
arteriovenous malformation
B/S
bedside
BBB
bundle branch block
BE
below elbow
BID or bid
twice a day
bilat. or (B in a circle)
bilateral, bilaterally
BK
below knee
BM
bowel movement
BOS
base of support
BP
blood pressure
bpm
beats per minute
BR
bed rest
BRP
bathroom privileges
BS
breath sounds or bowel sounds
BUN
blood urea nitrogen (blood test)
C
centigrade
C & S
culture and sensitivity
c/o
complains of
CA
cancer, carcinoma
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
cal
calories
CAT
computerized axial tomography
CBC
complete blood cell (count)
CC, C/C
chief complaint
cc
cubic centimeter
CF
cystic fibrosis
CHF
congestive heart failure
cm
centimeter
CMV
cytomegalovirus
CNS
central nervous system
CO
cardiac output
CO2
carbon dioxide
cont.
continue
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
COTA
certified occupational therapy assistant
CP
cerebral palsy
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF
chronic renal failure
CSF
cerebral spinal fluid
CV
cardiovascular
CWI
crutch walking instructions
CXR
chest x-ray
Cysto
cystoscopic examination
D/C
discontinued or discharged
dept.
department
DIP
distal interphalangeal (joint)
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNR
do not resuscitate
DO
doctor of osteopathy
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DTR
deep tendon reflex
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
Dx
diagnosis
ECF
extended care facility
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
ED
emergency department
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
ear, eyes, nose, throat
EMG
electromyogram, electromyography
E.R.
emergency room
eval.
evaluation
ext.
extension
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FEV
forced expiratory volume
FH
family history
flex
flexion
FRC
functional residual capacity
ft.
foot, feet (measurement, not body part)
FUO
fever, unknown origin
FVC
forced vital capacity
FWB
full weight bearing
fx
fracture
GB
gallbladder
GI
gastrointestinal
g
gram
GSW
gunshot wound
GYN
gynecology
h, hr.
hour
H&H, H/H
hematocrit and hemoglobin
H & P
history and physical
h/o
history of
HA, H/A
headache
Hb, Hgb
hemoglobin
Hct
hematocrit
HCVD
hpyertensive cardiovascular disease
HEENT
head, ear, eyes, nose, throat
HEP
home exercise program
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HNP
herniated nucleus pulposus
HOB
head of bed
HR
heart rate
hr.
hour
hs
at bedtime
ht.
height
Ht
hematocrit
Htn or HTN
hypertension
Hx
history
I&O
intake and output
IADL
instrumental activities of daily living
ICU
intensive care unit
IDDM
insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IM
intramuscular
imp.
impression
in.
inches
indep
independent
IMV
intermittent manditory ventilation
inf
inferior
IRDS
infant respiratory distress syndrome
IS
incentive spirometry
IV
intravenous
KAFO
knee ankle foot orthosis
kcal
kilocalories
kg
kilogram
KJ
knee jerk
KUB
kidney, ureter, bladder
L or l.
liter
(L in a circle)
Left
lat
lateral
lb.
pound
LBBB
left bundle branch block
LBP
lower back pain
LE
lower extremity
LOC
loss of consciousness, level of consciousness
LMN
lower motor neuron
LOS
length of stay
LP
lumbar puncture
m
meter
MAP
mean arterial pressure
max
maximal
MD
medical doctor; doctor of medicine
MED
minimal erythemal dose
Meds.
medications
mg
miligram
MI
myocardial infarction
min
minimal
min.
minute
ml
milliliter
mm
millimeter
MMT
manual muscle test
mo.
month
mod
moderate
MP, MEP
metacarpophalangeal (joint)
MRSA
methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
MS
multiple sclerosis
MVA
motor vehicle accident
NDT
neurodevelopmental treatment
neg.
negative
NG or ng
nasogastric
N.H.
nursing home
NIDDM
non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
nn
nerve
noc
night, at night
NPO or npo
nothing by mouth
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
NWB
non-weight bearing
O:
objective
OA
osteoarthritis
OB
obstetrics
OBS
organic brain syndrome
od
once daily
OOB
out of bed
O.P.
out patient
O.R.
operating room
ORIF
open reduction, internal fixation
OT
occupational therapy, occupational therapist
OTR
occupational therapist (used to follow official signature of the occupational therapist)
oz.
ounce
P
poor
P:
plan (intervention plan)
P.A.
physician's assistant
PA
posterior/anterior
para
paraplegic
pc
after meals
PCL
posterior cruciate ligament
PE
pulmonary embolus
PEEP
positive end expiratory pressure
per
by/through
p.o.
by mouth
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, reactive to light, and accomodation
P.H.
past history
p.m.
afternoon
PMH
past medical history
PNF
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
PNI
peripheral nerve injury
POMR
problem-oriented medical record
pos.
positive
poss
possible
post
posterior
post-op
after surgery (operation)
PRE
progressive resistive exercise
pre-op
before surgery (operation)
prn
whenever necessary, as often as necessary
PROM
passive range of motion
PSIS
posterior superior iliac spine
PT
physical therapy, physical therapist (used after therapist's signature)
PT/PTT
prothrombin time/partial thromboplastin time
Pt., pt.
patient
PTA
physical therapist assistant
PTA
prior to admission
PTB
patellar tendon bearing
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
PWB
partial weight bearing
q
every
qd
every day
qh
every hour
qid
four time a day
qn
every night
qt.
quart
®
right
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
RBBB
right bundle branch block
RBC
red blood cell (count)
R.D.
registered dietician
re:
regarding
rehab
rehabilitation
reps
repetitions
resp
respiratory, respiration
RN
registered nurse
R/O or r/o
rule out
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of systems
RR
respiratory rate
RROM
resistive range of motion
R.T.
respiratory theraist, respiratory therapy
Rx
intervention plan, prescription, therapy
SACH
solid ankle cushion heel
SCI
spinal cord injury
SC joint
sternoclavicular joint
sec.
seconds
SED
suberythemal dose
sig
directions for use, give as follows, let it be labeled
SI(J)
sacroiliac (joint)
SLE
systemic lupus erythematosus
SLP
speech-language pathologist
SLR
straight leg raise
SNF
skilled nursing facility
SOAP
subjective, objective, assessment, plan
SOB
short of breath
S/P
status post (in the recent past)
spec
specimen
stat.
immediately, at once
sup
superior
Sx
symptoms
tab
tablet
TB
tuberculosis
TBI
traumatic brain injury
tbsp
tablespoon
TENS, TNS
transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator or transcuaneous electrical nerve stimulation
THA
total hip arthroplasty
ther ex
therapeutic exercise
TIA
transient ischemic attack
tid
three times daily
TKA
total knee arthroplasty
TM(J)
temporomandibular (joint)
TNR
tonic neck reflex (also ATNR, STNR)
t.o.
telephone order
TPR
temperature, pulse, and respiration
tsp.
teaspoon
TUR
transurethral resection
Tx
traction
TV
tidal volume
UA
urine analysis
UE
upper extremity
UMN
upper motor neuron
URI
upper respiratory infection
US
ultrasound
UTI
urinary tract infection
UV
ultraviolet
VC
vital capacity
VD
venereal disease
v.o. or VO
verbal orders
vol.
volume
v.s.
vital signs
w/c
wheelchair
W/cm²
watts per square centimeter
WBC
white blood cell (count)
wk.
week
WNL
within normal limits
wt.
weight
x
number of times performed
y/o or yo.
years old
yd.
yard
yr.
year
+1, +2
assistance
o->
male
¥
female
arrow pointing down
down, downward, decrease, diminished
ª
up, upward, increase, augmented
// or //bars
parallel or parallel bars
c (with a line over it)
with
s (with a line over it)
without
p (with a line over it)
after
a (with a line over it)
before
~
approximately
@
at (this symbol is not exclusively used for at)
/\\ (triangle)
change
>
greater than
<
less than
=
equal
+ or (+)
plus, positive
- or (-)
minus, negative
#
number, pounds
/
per
%
percent
+, &, et.
and
(arrows pointing back and forth)
to and from
->
to, progressiong toward, approaching
primary
secondary, secondary to