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abd
abdomen
AC; a.c.
Before meals
ADL
Activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AKA
Above knee amputation
AM
Morning
AMB; amb
ambulate; ambulatory
amt
amount
ap; AP
apical
bid
twice a day
BE
Barium enema (X-Ray)
BKA
Below Knee amputation
BM; bm
bowel movement
BP
Blood Pressure
BRP
bathroom privileges
_
c
with
C
centigrade; Celsius
Ca; CA
cancer
CABG
Coronary artery bypass graft
cal
calories
cath
catheter
CBC
Complete Blood count
CBR
complete blood rest
CDC
center for disease control and prevention
CNA
Certified nursing assistant
CNS
central nervous system
C/O; c/o
complains of
CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CS
central services; central supply
DOA
Dead on arrival
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DON
Director of nursing
drsg
dressing
Dx
diagnosis
ECG; EKG
Electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalograph
EENT
eye ear nose through
ER
emergency room
F
Fahrenheit
FBS
Fasting blood sugar
fl; fld
fluid
FUO
fever of unknown origin
Fx
fracture
gal
gallon
GB
gallbladder
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
h; hr
hour
H20
water
HIV
Human immunodeficiency virus
ht
height
hx
history
ICU
intensive care unit
I&O
input and output
IV
Intravenous
L
Left; liter
Lab
laboratory
Lb
pound
liq
liquid
LLQ
lower left quadrant
LOC
level on consciousnesses
LPN
licensed practical nurse
ls
left
LUQ
left upper quadrant
LVN
Licensed vocational nurse
meds
medications
mid noc
midnight
min
minute
ml
milliliter
NA
nursing assistant
neg
negative
noc
night
NPO; npo
nothing by mouth
O2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
OOB
out of bed
OR
operating room
os
mouth
OT
occupational therapy
OZ; oz
ounce
PC; pc
after meals
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
Peds
pediatrics
per
through, by
PM
afternoon
PO; po
by mouth; orally
postop; Post-op
postoperative
preop; pre-op
preoperative
prep
preparation
prn
when necessary
Pt; pt
patient
PT
Physical therapy
q
every
qh
every hour
q2h, q3h, q4h, ect..
every 2 hour, every 3 hour, ect..
qid
every 4 hours
R
rectal temp; respiration; right
RBC
Red blood count
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RN
Registered nurse
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
RR
Recovery room
rt
right
RUQ
Right upper quadrant
_
s
without
SNF
skilled nursing facility
SOB
shortness of breath
Spec; spec
specimen
SSE
soapsuds enema
stat
at once; immediately
tbsp
tablespoon
tid
3 times a day
TLC
tender loving care
TPR
temperature, pulse, respirations
tsp
teaspoon
U/A; U/a; u/a
urinalysis
UTI
urinary tract infection
VS; vs
vital signs
WBC
white blood count
w/c
wheelchair
wt
weight