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ABG
arterial blood gas
ADA
American Diabetic Association
ADL
activity daily living
AKA
above knee amputation
or
also known as
AMA
against medical advice
APAP
acetaminophen
ARDS
adult respiratory distress syndrome
ASA
acetylsalicylic acid
ASAP
as soon as possible
bcp
birth control pills
BKA
below knee amputation
BP
blood pressure
BSO
bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
Bx/bx
biopsy
CA
cancer
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAT
computerized axial tomography
C.C.
chief complaint
CHF
congestive heart failure
CNS
central nervous system
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP
cerebral palsy
CPM
continuous passive motion
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CT
computerized tomography
D&C
dilation and curettage
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DKA
diabetic ketoacidosis
ECG/EKG
electrocardiogram
EMG
electromyogram
EMT
emergency medical technician
ERCP
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ET tube
endotracheal tube
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FUO
fever unknown origen
Fx/fx
fracture
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecology
H&P
history and physical
HOB
head of bed
HOH
hard of hearing
HS/hs
hour sleep
HTN
hypertension
Hx
history
I&D
incision and drainage
I&O
intake and output
ID
intradermal
IDDM
insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
JVD
jugular venous distension
L
left, liter
L/min
liters per minute
LLL
left lower lobe
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LOC
level of consciousness
LUL
left upper lobe
LUQ
left upper quadrant
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNR
do not resuscitate
DRG
diagnostic related groupings
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
Dx/dx
diagnosis
NKA
no known allergies
NKDA
no known drug allergies
NPO
nothing by mouth
nils per os
OR
operating room/surgery
ORIF
open reduction internal fixation
OTC
over-the-counter
PACU
post anethesia care unit
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
PCN
penicillin
PE
pulmonary embolism
PEG
percutaneous enterostomal gastrostomy
PICC
peripherally inserted central catheter
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PMH
past medical history
PND
paroxysmal noctural dyspnea
PTCA
percutaneous coronary angioplasty
R/O
rule out
RLL
right lower lobe
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RML
right middle lobe
ROM
range of motion
RUL
right upper lobe
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
treatment
or
prescription
LP
lumbar puncture
MI
myocardial infarction
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA
methicillin resistant staph aureus
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
SCD
sequential compression device
SOB
short of breath
S/P
status post
STAT/stat
immediately
STD
sexually transmitted disease
Sx/sx
symptoms
T&A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TAH
total abdominal hysterectomy
TB
tuberculosis
TED
thromboembolytic device
THR
total hip replacement
TKR
total knee replacement
TIA
transient ischemic attack
TPR
temperature, pulse, respirations
Tx/tx
traction
or
treatment
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
VRE
vancomycin resistant enterococcus
VS
vital signs
C/O, c/o
complaints of
q. 12 h.
every 12 hours
q.o.d.

DO NOT USE ABBREVIATION IN REAL WORLD
once every other day
Q.D./qd

DO NOT USE ABBREVIATION IN REAL WORLD
every day
q.s.
as much as needed,
or
quantity sufficient
qt
quart
R. OR PR
rectally
or
per rectum
Rx
take
or
prescription
s
without
#
pound
i
one
or
once
tab.
tablet
tbsp, T
tablespoon
t.i.d.
three times a day
tinct., tr
tincture
tsp, t
teaspoon
ung.
ointment
U or u

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
units
IU

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
international units
NO TRAILING ZERO'S
1. (GOOD)
1.0 (BAD)
ADD LEADING ZERO'S
0.5 (GOOD)
.5 (BAD)
MS

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
morphine
MS04

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
morphine
MgS04

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
magnesium
Ug

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
mcg or microgram
HS

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
at bedtime
TIW or tiw

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
three times a day
x3d

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
for three days
ä
before
a.c.
before meals
ad lib
as desired
alt.h.
alternate hours
AM
in the morning
or
before noon
A.D.

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
right ear
A.S.

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
left ear
A.U.

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
both ears
aq
water
c (with a line over it)
with
cap.
or
caps.
capsule
cc

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
ml
d or D

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
day
D/C
or
dc
discontinur
dil
dilute
dist.
distilled
DS

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
double strength
EC
enteric coated
elix.
elixer
et
and
ext.
external
or
extract
fl
or
fld
fluid
g or gm or GM
gram
gr
grain
gtt
drop
gtts
drops
H
hypodermical
h or hr or º
hour
q.3h.
every 3 hours
q.4.h.
every 4 hours
q.6h.
every 6 hours
q.8h.
every 8 hours
IM
intramuscular
inj.
injection
IV
intravenous
IVPB
intravenous piggy back
kg. or KG
kilogram
L
liter
lb.
pound
mcg

DO NOT USE THIS ABBREVIATION
microgram
mEq
millequivalent
mg
milligram
no.
number
noct.
night
OD
right eye
os
mouth
OS

DO NOT USE ABBREVIATION
left eye
OU

DO NOT USE ABBREVIATION
both eyes
oz
ounce
p or p.
after
or
per
p.c.
after meals
per os or PO
by mouth
PM
afternoon
or
evening
p.r.n.
as needed
or
according to
or
necessity
q.
every
or
each
q.h.
every hour
q.i.d.
four times a day
q.1h.
every one hour
q.2h.
every two hours
ii
two
sc or SQ

DO NOT USE ABBREVIATION
subcutaneously
or
subcut.
sol. or soln.
solution
stat.
immediately
or
at