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A & D
admitting & discharge
CS
Central Supply

Supply
OR
operating room
PT

OT
physical therapy

occupational therapy
X-ray
radiology
Lab
Medical Laboratory
MR
Medical Records
Peds
pediatrics
Med-Surg
ward for medical & surgical patients
OB
obstetrics

includes labor & delivery
postpartum ward, newborn nursery for healthy babies
ICN

NICU
intensive care nursery

newborn intensive care unit

for premmies or unhealthy babies
OPD
out patient department
ER
emergency room

ED

emergency department
ENT
ear nose throat
GU
genitourinary
NP
Neuropsychiatric
SS
social service
CCU

ICU
coronary care unit

intensive care unit
DOU
definitive observation unit

(less than intensive care, but more than floor care)
Dietary (FS)
food service/dietary department
Housekeeping
janitorial service
Pharmacy
drugstore
Morgue
unit for autopsies/hold dead
Pathology (Path)
laboratory for study of diseased tissues, including blood
q
every
qd
once a day
qod
every other day
q _ h
every _ hours
bid
twice a day
tid
three times a day
qid
4 times a day
hs
at bedtime (hour of sleep)
ac
before meals
pc
after meals
prn
when needed
ab lib
as desired
stat
immediately
tabs
tablets
g gm
grams
cc
cubic centimeters
mL ml
milliliters
L
liter (liter 1000 cc or ml)
mEq
milliequivalent
U
units
gtts
drops
oz
ounces
dr
drams
PO
by mouth

(per os)
IV
intravenously (into a vein usually a peripheral vein)
IM
intermuscualry (into a muscle)
H
hypodermically (with a needle)
subcu, subq
subcutaneously (under the skin, into the fatty tissue)
R
rectally (by rectum)
parenteral
a solution given intravenously
enteral
tube feeding (into stomach or small intestine)
D 5 W
5% glucose in distilled water

used IV
caps
capsules
supp
suppository
..
ss
one-half
mg
milligrams
N.S.
normal saline solution:

isotonic solution
clysis
to cleanse

injection of fluid into the body other than orally
TKO
to keep open (vein)
KVO
keep vein open
NPO
nothing per os

nothing to eat or drink orally
I & O
intake and output (measured)
Cl Liq
full liquid only

ginger ale tea broth Jell-0
7-Up coffee
F Liq
full liquid

addition of milk & milk products; liquid at body temp.
Lo salt, low Na, Salt Free
restricted in sodium;
ordered by mg or g of sodium desired, i.e.
2 g Na, 500 mg Na
NAS
no added salt;

usually 4-6 g Na (mild restrition)
reg
regular diet (house or normal sometimes used)

a balanced diet w/o restrictions as to the type of food texture, seasoning or preperation method
mech soft
mechanical soft; a reqular diet w/ alteration in texture only. sometimes called 'edentulous.'
med soft
medical soft; alternations in texture, preparation methods, and seasoning
bland
a medical soft diet further atlered to omit acid-producing beverages and restrict seasoning. Altered feeding intervals
Lo res
low residue; alternation in texture and a limited food selection to yield little intestinal residue
high fiber
a regular diet with increased amounts of foods containing dietary fiber
FF or PF
force or push fluids

increase the liquid intake by addition of extra fluids
int fdg

int nour DAT
interval feeding

supplemental nourishment served b/t meals diet as tolerated
ADA diet
American Dietetic Association diet; refers to claculated diet plans used primarily for diabetics
AHA diet
American Heart Association diet;
to calculated diet plans used primarily to reduce risk of heart disease
CBR
complete bed rest
ABR
absolute bed rest
dangle
sit at edge of bed legs over side
ambulate
walk
OOB
out of bed
BPR
bathroom privileges

may be up to bathroom only
commode
bedside toilet
AP or Lat
routine X-ray picture of chest

front to back and side view
up
upright x-ray
decub
decubitus

lying down position
IVP
intravenous pyelgram (kidney)
BE
barium enema (colon)
2GI series
upper (barium swallow); x-ray of stomach/duodenum; lower (same as BE); x-ray of lower bowel/colon
GB series
gallbladder x-ray picture
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging; noninvasive procedure using a megnetic fields that yields images for Dx
RAI RAIU
radioactive iodine (uptake) for diagnosing thryroid function
SCAN
CT; CAT: computed tomography, computerized axial tomography

tomography is a technology of slicing photos to yeild an
excellent picture of just that of what is needed.

CAT = computed Axial Tomography
CBC
complete blood count
UA
urinalysis
VC
vital capacity (lungs)
qns
quanity not sufficient (lab requires a larger specimen) Also refers to insufficient food/liq intake
-
c
with (con)
-
s
without (sans)
dc
discontinue
TLC
tender loving care
stat
immediately (ASAP; as soon as possible)
EUA
examination under anesthesia
DOA
dead on arrival
OD
overdose;

also means right eye (refer to context where used)
prep
prepare
V/S
vital signs
ECG EKG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
Dx
diagnosis
Tx
treatment
Rx
prescription
Sx
symptions
Na+
natrium; sodium (chemical symbol for)

Na = natrium = latin for salt
K+
potassium (chemical symbol for)
Ca+
calcium (chemical symbol)
P+
phosphorus (chemical sign)
Cl-
chloride (chemical sign)
I+
iodine (chemical sign)
Fe+
iron (chemical sign)
Hg+
mercury (chemical sign)