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ABG's
arterial blood gases
ac
before meals
ADL's
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
AMA
against medical advice
am
morning
amb
ambulate
amt.
amount
as tol
as tolerated
AP
apical pulse
ARF
acute renal failure
ASA
acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
BE
barium enema
bid
twice daily
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom privileges
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
CAD
coronary artery disease
c (with line over it)
with
cc.
cubic centimeters (use mL instead!)
C.
centigrade
cap
capsule
C&S
culture and sensitivity
CBC
complete blood count
CC
chief complaint
cm
centimeter
c/o
complains of
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP
continuous positive airway pressure
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT
chest tube
CVA
cerebrovascular accient
CVC
central venous catheter
D/C
dicontinue, discharge (error-prone)
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNR
do nut resuscitate
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
dx
diagnosis
EC
enteric coated
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
EENT
eyes, ears, nose, and throat
F.
farenheit
Fr
French
FUO
fever of undetermined origin
gm
gram
GI
gastrointestinal
gr.
grain (do not use!)
gtt.
drops (do not use!)
GU
genitourinary
h
hour
HCT
hematocrit
HGB
hemoglobin
HOB
head of bed
HR
heart rate
HPI
history of present illness
ht.
height
hx
history
I&D
incision and drainage
I&O
intake and output
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous push
L (with a circle around it)
left
lytes
electrolytes
MAR
medication administration record
mcg
microgram
mEq.
milli-equivalent
mg
milligram
ml
milliliters
mod.
moderate
MVI
multivitamin
NC
nasal cannula
NG
nasogastric
NKA
no known allergies
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
OD
right eye (prone to error)
OS
left eye (prone to error)
OU
both eyes (prone to error)
OOB
out of bed
OT
occupational therapy
pc
after meals
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
PE
pulmonary embolism
PERRLA
pupils equally round, reactive to light, and accommodation
pm
afternoon/evening
PICC
peripherally inserted central catheter
PMI
point of maximum impulse
po
by mouth
prn
as needed
PT
physical therapy
PRBC
packed red blood cells
PTA
prior to admit
q
every
q day
every day
qid
4 times a day
QS
quantity sufficient
R (with a circle around it)
right
R
respirations
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
RR
respiratory rate
NG
nasogastric
NKA
no known allergies
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
OD
right eye (prone to error)
OS
left eye (prone to error)
OU
both eyes (prone to error)
OOB
out of bed
OT
occupational therapy
pc
after meals
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
PE
pulmonary embolism
PERRLA
pupils equally round, reactive to light, and accommodation
pm
afternoon/evening
PICC
peripherally inserted central catheter
PMI
point of maximum impulse
po
by mouth
prn
as needed
PT
physical therapy
PRBC
packed red blood cells
PTA
prior to admit
q
every
q day
every day
qid
four times a day
QS
quantity sufficient
R (with a circle around it)
right
R
respirations
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
RR
respiratory rate
r/t
related to
RX
prescription
subQ
subcutaneous
SOB
shortness of breath
SR
sustained release
stat
immediately
supp
suppository
susp
suspension
s (with a line over it)
without
sm
small
T
temperature
tid
three times a day
TO
telephone order
TPR
temperature, pulse, respirations
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
UA
urinalysis
VAD
vascular access device
VO
verbal order
VS
vital signs
WBC
white blood cells
WNL
within normal limits
wt.
weight
#
pound
K
potassium
-
negative
+
positive
O2
oxygen
a (with a line over it)
before
p (with a line over it)
after
2^0
secondary to