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WM
white male
qid
four times a day
y/o
years old
a
before
WDWN
well-developed, well-nourished
VS
vital signs
WF
white female
AAA
abdominal aortic aneurysm
WC
wheel chair
VT
ventricular tachycardia
x
times (e.g, 4 x/day)
ABG
arterial blood gas
WNL
within normal limits
LMP
last menstrual period
w/o
without
ac
before meals
NG
nasogastric
AD
right ear
po
by mouth
HA
headache
MOM
milk of magnesia
EKG
electrocardiogram
SH
social history
c
with
s
without
GU
genitourinary
Sx
symptoms
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
S & S
signs and sympoms
EGD
esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Tx
treatment

therapy
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
PMH
past medical history
BS
bowel or breath sounds

blood sugar
NVD
nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
FIO2
fraction of inspired oxygen
pro
protein
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
SC
subcutaneous
BRP
bathroom privileges
OOB
out of bed
GFR
glomerular filtration rate
PT
physical therapy

prothrombin time
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
qs
quantity sufficient
DJD
degenerative joint disease
TIA
transient ischemic attack
AS
left ear

aortic stenosis
pt
patient
CAD
coronary artery disease
q am
every morning
BE
barium enema
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
ADL
activities of daily living
NAS
no added salt
DC
discontinue or discharge
U/A
urinalysis
CC
chief complaint
KVO
keep vein open
FUO
fever of unknown origin
I & O
intake and output
chole
cholecystectomy
KUB
kidney, ureter, bladder
C & S
culture and sensitivity
nl
normal
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
CAT
computerized axial tomography
tid
three times a day
BP
blood pressure
NKA
no known allergies
fx
fracture
q h
every hour
chole
cholecystectomy
LOC
loss of consciousness

laxative of choice
DKA
diabetic ketoacidosis
PE
physical exam

pulmonary embolism
ET
endotracheal
hpf
high power field
ECHO
echocardiogram
S/P
status post
BM
bone marrow

bowel movement
HTN
hypertension
chol
cholesterol
MS
morphine sulfate

mitral stenosis

multiple sclerosis
ARF
acute renal failure
q hs
every bedtime
CBC
complete blood count
V/Q
ventilation-perfusion
ETOH
ethanol

alcohol
p
after
dat
diet as tolerated
OD
right eye
BBB
bundle branch block
R/O
rule out
D5W
dextrose 5% in water
VF
ventricular flutter or fibrillation
FBS
fasting blood sugar
met
metastasis
ECT
electroconvulsive therapy
hx
history
CPK
creatinine phosphokinase
ROM
range of motion
CA
cancer
qd
every day
c/o
complains of
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, regular, react to light and accommodation
DM
diabetes mellitus
SQ
subcutaneous
CHF
congestive heart failure
PUD
peptic ulcer disease
bx
biopsy
LTC
long term care
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
L
left
gluc
glucose
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
CT
computerized tomography
SOAP
subjective, objective, assessment, plan
EENT
eyes, ears, nose, throat
IMV
intermittent mandatory ventilation
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
WBC
white blood cells
DNR
do not resuscitate
OT
occupational therapy
bid
twice a day
PAC
premature atrial contraction
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
SOB
shortness of breath
ASAP
as soon as possible
q
every
EEG
electroencephalogram
MVA
motor vehicle accident
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
AMA
against medical advice
IV
intravenous
BKA
below the knee amputation
LFT
liver function tests
ECG
electrocardiogram
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
A & P
auscultation and percussion
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

post nasal drip
CNS
central nervous system
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
ADA
American Diabetic Association
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
IBW
ideal body weight
CXR
chest x-ray
Rx
treatment
DOA
dead on arrival
URI
upper respiratory infection
GI
gastrointestinal
qod
every other day
AKA
above the knee amputation
OBS
organic brain syndrome
CO
cardiac output
PTA
prior to admission
GTT
glucose tolerance test
PRBC
packed red blood cells
BRB
bright red blood
IM
intramuscular
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
mg%
mg per deciliter
BSO
bilateral salpingoophorectomy
I & D
incision and drainage
FU
follow-up
N & V
nausea and vomiting
gtt
drop
NS
normal saline
ASA
aspirin
OS
left eye
dx
diagnosis
MI
myocardial infarction
alb
albumin
pc
after meals
DTR
deep tendon reflex
INH
isoniazid
CHO
carbohydrate
PFT
pulmonary function test
CRF
chronic renal failure
UTI
urinary tract infection
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose and throat
Hgb
hemoglobin
H/H
hemoglobin/hematocrit
prn
as necessary
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
NAD
no acute distress
HCTZ
hydrochlorothiazide
NPO
nothing by mouth
Hct
hematocrit
hs
bedtime
HJR
hepatojugular reflex
RRR
regular rate and rhythm
HH
hiatal hernia
Stat
immediately
HPI
history of present illness
VO
verbal order
lytes
electrolytes (NA, KCL, HCO3)
R
right
OU
both eyes
OTC
over the counter
LVH
left ventricular hypertrophy
TO
telephone order