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@
at
abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
ad lib
as desired
ADL's
Activities of Daily Living
am
morning
AIDS
acquired immune-deficency syndrome
amb
ambulate
amt
amount
ax
axillary (underarm)
B & B
bladder and bowel
BID
twice a day
BM
Bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BR
Bed Rest
BRP
Bathroom Privaleges (sell ambulate to bathroom)
C
celsius
c/o
complains of
Ca
cancer
cardio
heart
cath.
catheter
CBR
complete bed rest
cc
cubic centimeter
CCU
Cardiac Care Unit
cerebro
brain
CHF
congestive heart failure
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardio pulmonary resuscitation
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
DC
discontinue
DNR
do not resuscitate
Dr.
Doctor
Dx
diagnosis
F
Farenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
ft
feet
fx
fracture
gal
gallon
GI
gastro intestinal
gt
one drop
GTT
glucose tolerance test
gtt
two drops
GU
genito-urinary
gyn
gynecology
H
hour
H20
water
HBV
Hepatitis B virus
hemi
half
hepat
liver
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HOB
head of bed
HOH
hard of hearing
HS
hour of sleep/bedtime
ht
height
hyper
above
hypo
below
I+O
intake & output
ICU
intensive care unit
in
inches
inc.
incontinent
IV
intravenous
L
liter
LE
lower extremity
RLE
right lower extremity (right leg)
LLE
left lower extremity (left leg)
lb
pound
LPN
licensed practical nurse
MD
medical doctor
MI
myocardial infraction (heart attack)
min
minute
ml
millitliter
MS
multiple sclerosis
NA
nursing assistant
NAC
nursing assistant certified
NAR
nursing assistant registered
naso
nose
NG
nasogastric
NKA
no known allergies
noc.
night
NOP
nothing per os(oral)
02
oxygen
OBRA
omnibus budget reconciliation act
OOB
out of bed
os
opening or mouth
OT
occupational therapy
oz
ounce
pc
after meals
per
by
pm
evening
po
per os/mouth
post op
after surgery
PRN
as necessary
pt
patient
PT
physical therapy
Q
every
Q2H
every two hours
QH
every hour
QID
4 times a day
R
rectal
RN
Registered Nurse
ROM
range of motion
PROM
passive range of motion
AROM
active range of motion
SBA
stand by assistance
SOB
short of breath
spec.
specimen
stat
immediately
STD
sexually transmitted disease
T
temperature
TB
tuberculosis
tbsp
tablespoon
TID
three times a day
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
UA
urinalysis
UE
upper extremity
RUE
right upper extremity (right arm)
LUE
left upper extremity (left arm)
URI
upper respitory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
VS
vital signs
w/c
wheelchair
WT
weight