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a
before
AAA
abdominal aortic aneurysm
ac
before meals
AD
right ear
ADA
American Diabetes Assocation
ADL
activities of daily living
ADR
adverse drug reaction
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AKA
above the knee amputation
alb
albumin
AMA
against medical advice
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
A & P
auscultation and percussion
ARF
acute renal failure
ABG
arterial blood gas
AS
left ear
aortic stenosis
ASA
aspirin
ASAP
as soon as possible
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
BBB
bundle branch block
BE
barium enema
bid
twice a day
BKA
below the knee amputation
BM
bone marrow
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
BRB
bright red blood
BRP
bathroom privileges
BS
bowel sounds
breath sounds
blood sugar
BSO
bilateral salpingoophorectomy
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
bx
biopsy
c
with
CA
cancer
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAT
computerized axial tomography
CBC
complete blood count
CC
chief complaint
CHF
congestive heart failure
CHO
carbohydrate
chol
cholesterol
chole
cholecystectomy
CNS
central nervous system
c/o
complains of
CO
cardiac output
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
CPK
creatinine phosphokinase
CPR
cardiopulmonary resucitation
CRF
chronic renal failure
CT
computerized tomography
C & S
culture and sensitivity
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
CXR
chest x-ray
D5W
dextrose 5% in water
dat
diet as tolerated
DC
discontinue
discharge
D and C
dilation and curettage
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DKA
diabetic ketoacidosis
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
dead on arrival
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DTR
deep tendon reflex
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
dx
diagnosis
ECG
electrocardiogram
ECHO
echocardiogram
ECT
electroconvulsive therapy
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eyes, ears, nose, throat
EGD
esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EKG
electrocardiogram
ET
endotracheal
ETOH
ethanol, alcohol
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FIO2
fraction of inspired oxygen
FU
follow-up
FUO
fever of unknown origin
fx
fracture
GFR
glomerular filtration rate
GI
gastrointestinal
gluc
glucose
gtt
drop
GTT
glucose tolerance test
GU
genitourinary
HA
headache
Hct
hematocrit
HCTZ
hydrochlorothiazide
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
H/H
hemoglobin/hematocrit
HH
hiatal hernia
Hgb
hemoglobin
HJR
hepatojugular reflex
hpf
high power field
HPI
history of present illness
hs
bedtime
HTN
hypertension
hx
history
IBW
ideal body weight
I & D
incision and drainage
IM
intramuscular
IMV
intermittent mandatory ventilation
INH
isoniazid
I & O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
KUB
kidney, ureter, bladder
KVO
keep vein open
L
left
LFT
liver function tests
LMP
last menstrual period
LOC
loss of conciousness
laxative of choice
LTC
long term care
LVH
left ventricular hypertrophy
lytes
electrolytes (Na, K, Cl, HCO3)
met
metastasis
mg%
mg per deciliter
MI
myocardial infarction
MOM
milk of magnesia
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
MS
morphine sulfate
mitral stenosis
multiple sclerosis
MVA
motor vehicle accident
NAD
no acute distress
NAS
no added salt
NG
nasogastric
NKA
no known allergies
nl
normal
NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
N & V
nausea and vomiting
NVD
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
OBS
organic brain syndrome
OD
right eye
OOB
out of bed
OS
left eye
OT
occupational therapy
OTC
over the counter
OU
both eyes
p
after
PAC
premature atrial contraction
pc
after meals
PE
physical exam
pulmonary embolism
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, regular, react to light and accommodation
PFT
pulmonary function test
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PMH
past medical history
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
post nasal drip
po
by mouth
pr
per rectum
PRBC
packed red blood cells
prn
as necessary
pro
protein
pt
patient
PT
physical therapy
prothrombin time
PTA
prior to admission
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
PUD
peptic ulcer disease
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
q
every
q am
every morning
qd
every day
q h
every hour
q hs
every bedtime
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day
qs
quantity sufficient
R
right
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
RRR
regular rate and rhythm
Rx
treatment
s
without
SC
subcutaneous
SH
social history
SOAP
subjective, objective, assessment, plan
SOB
shortness of breath
S/P
status post
S & S
signs and symptoms
Stat
immediately
SQ
subcutaneous
Sx
symptoms
TIA
transient ischemic attack
tid
three times a day
TO
telephone order
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
TURP
transurethral resection of the prostate
Tx
treatment
therapy
U/A
urinalysis
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
VF
ventricular flutter
fibrillation
VO
verbal order
V/Q
ventilation-perfusion
VT
ventricular tachycardia
VS
vital signs
WBC
white blood cells
WC
wheelchair
WDWN
well-developed, well-nourished
WF
white female
WM
white male
WNL
within normal limits
WU
work up
w/o
without
x
times
y/o
year old