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abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
ADL
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
Adm (adm)
admitted or admission
AM (am)
Morning
amb
ambulatory
amt
amount
ap
apical
approx
approximately
bid
twice a day
BM (bm)
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom privilages
C
centigrade
c
with
Ca
cancer, calcium
Cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
CBR
complete bed rest
cc
cubic centimeter
CCU
coronary care unit
CNA
certified nursing assistant
c/o
complains of
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA
cerebral vascular accident
dc (d/c)
discontinue
DOA
Dead on arrival
DON
director of nursing
drsg
dressing
Dx
diagnosis
ECG (EKG)
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
ER
Emergency room
F
Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FF
force fluids
fl (fld)
fluid
gal
gallon
GB
Gall bladder
GI
gastrointestinal
GSW
gunshot wound
h (hr)
hour
H 0
water
HS (hs)
hour of sleep
ht
height
ICU
intensive care unit
in
inch
I&O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
L
left, liter
Lab
laboratory
lb
pound
liq
liquid
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LPN
licensed practical nurse
lt
left
LVN
licensed vocational nurse
LUQ
left upper quadrant
meds
medications
mid noc
midnight
min
minute
ml
milliliter
NA
nurse assistant
neg
negative
nil
none
no
number
noc
night
NPO (npo)
nothing by mouth
0 2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
OJ
orange juice
OOB
out of bed
OR
operating room
OT
occupational therapy
oz (Oz)
ounce
PAR
postanesthesia room
pc
after meals
Peds
pediatrics
per
by, through
PM (pm)
after noon
po (per os)
by mouth
postop (post op)
post operative
preop (pre op)
pre operative
prep
preparation
prn
when necessary
Pt (pt)
patient
PT
physical Therapy
q
every
qs
quantity sufficient
qd
every day
qh
every hour
q2h,q3h,etc.
every 2 hours, 3 hours, etc
qhs
every night at bedtime
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day
R
rectal temperature;respiration, right
RBC
red blood cell: red blood count
RLQ
right lower quadrant
s
without
SOB
shortness of breath
RN
registered nurse
ROM
range of motion
RR
recovery room
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Spec (spec)
specimen
SSE
soap suds enema
stat
at once, immediately
Surg
surgery
tbsp
tablespoon
tid
three times a day
TLC
tender loving care
tsp
teaspoon
U/a (U/A, u/a)
urinalysis
VS (vs)
vital signs
WBC
white blood cell, white blood count
w/c
wheel chair
wt
weight