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a
before
abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
ADA
American Disability Act
ADA
American Diabetic Association
ADLs
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
AIDS
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AM/am
hours between midnight and noon
amb
ambulate, walk
amt
amount
ap
apical
ASAP
as soon as possible
as tol
as tolerated
ax
axillary
BID/bid
twice daily
BM
bowel movement
B/P
blood pressure
BR
bed rest, bathroom
BRP
bathroom privledges
c
with
C
Centigrade/ Celsius
CA
Cancer
cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
cc
cubic centimeters
CHF
congestive heart failure
C.N.A.
certified nursing assistant
c/o
complains of
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
D/C or DC
discontinue/discharge
DNR
do not resuscitate
DON
Director of Nursing
drsg
dressing
Dr.
doctor
Dx
diagnosis
EEG
electroencephalogram
EKG/ECG
electrocardiogram
ER
Emergency Room
F
Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar (blood test)
Foley
indwelling urinary catheter
Fx
fracture
GB
gallbladder
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
H or hr
hour
H2O2
hydrogen peroxide
H/A
headache or hearing aid
HOB
head of bed
H2O
water
HS or hs
hour of sleep
Ht
height
IM
intramuscular
I & O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
Kg
kilogram
Lab
laboratory
L/lt
left
L
liter
pound
lb
LOA
leave of absence
LOC
level of consciousness
LPN
licensed practical nurse
LTC
long term care
meds
medications
ml
milliliter
MI
myocardial infarction (heart attack)
MS
Multiple sclerosis
NAS
no added salt (diet order)
NCR
no cardiac resuscitation
Neg
negative
NG
naso-gastric
NKA
no known allergies
noc
night, nocturnal
NPO
nothing by mouth
O2
oxygen
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
oob
out of bed
OR
operating room
ortho
orthopedics
O.T.
occupational therapy
oz.
ounce
p
after
P
pulse
pc
after meals
per
by/via or through
peri
perineal areas
pm
hours between noon and midnight
po
by mouth
postop
after surgery
preop
before surgery
PRN, prn
when necessary
pt
patient/resident
PT
physical therapy
q
every
qd
every day
qh
every hour
qhs
every bed time
q2h
every two hours
QID/qid
four times daily
R
rectal or respirations
R/rt
right
RACE
rescue, alarm, contain, extinguish
RBC
red blood cell
reg
regular
rehab
rehabilitation
RN
registered nurse
ROM
range of motion
RT
recreational therapy or respiratory therapy
Rx
prescription
s
without
SNF
skilled nursing facility
SOB
short of breath
SSE
soap suds enema
staph
staphylococcus bacteria
stat
at once, immediately
Sx
symptoms
T
temperature
TB
tuberculosis
tbsp
tablespoon
TCDB
turn, cough and deep breath
TED hose
brand name of antiembolism stocking
TIA
transient ischemic attack (little or silent stroke)
TID/tid
three times a day
TLC
tender loving care
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
tsp
teaspoon
Tx
treatment
UA or U/A
urinalysis
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
VS or V/S
vital signs
WBC
white blood cells
w/c
wheelchair
WNL
within normal limits
wt
weight
x
times (i.e. 3xhr = three times an hour)
i/ii/iii
one/two/three
-
negative
+
positive
<
less than
>
greater than or more than