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ac
Before meals
pc
After meals
bid
Twice a day
tid
Three times a day
qid
Four times a day
qh
Every hour
qn
Every night
pm
As needed
biw
Twice per week
HHN
Hand-held nebulizer
(med is placed in a device that produces a fine spray for inahlation)
IM
Intramuscularly
(injection is given at a 90 degree angle into a muscle)
IV
Intravenously
(injection is given into a vein)
IVP
Intravenous push
(medication is injected directly in a vein)
IVPB
Intravenous piggyback
(mediation prepared in a small volume of fluid is attached to an IV)
MDI
Metered-dose inhaler
(an aerosol device delivers meds by inhalation)
NEB
Nebulizer
(med is placed in a device that produces a fine spray for inhalation)
NGT (ng)
Nasogastric tube
(med is placed in the stomach through a tube in the nose)
OD
In the right eye
WRITE OUT
OS
In the Left eye
WRITE OUT
OU
In both eyes
WRITE OUT
AD
Right ear
WRITE OUT
AL
Left ear
WRITE OUT
AU
Each ear
WRITE OUT
po (PO)
By mouth
pr (PR)
In the rectum
Sub-Q or Sub Q
subcutaneously
(injection i given at a 45 degree angle into the subcutanesous tissue)
SL
Sublingular
(under the tongue)
S&S
Swish and swallow
mEq
Milliequivalent
(no equivalent necessary, drugs are prepared and ordered in this weight measurment)
mcg
Microgram
(1000mcg = 1mg)
cc
Cubic centimeter
pt
Pint
=500ml
qt
Quart
=1000ml = 1 liter
= 2 pints
cap, caps
Capsule
CR
Control release
LA
Long acting
SA
Sustained action
SR
Slow release
DS
Double strength
EC
Enteric coated
(med coated with substance that will not dissolve in the acid of the stomach, but in alkiline of intestine
el, elix
Elixir
(drug is dissolved in a hydroalcoholic sweetened base)
sol
solution
(drug contained in a clear liquid solution)
sp
Spirit
(
sup, supp
Suppository
susp
suspension
(small particles of drug are dispersed in a liquid base and must be shaken before being poured)
syr
Syrup
(sugar is dissolved in medication to make it sweet)
tab, tabs
Tablet
tr, tinct
Tincture
(this is a liquid of alcoholic or hydroalcoholic solution of a drug)
ung, oint.
Ointment
KVO
Keep vein open
TKO
To keep open
NKA
No known allergies
NKDA
No know drug allergies
oz
Ounce
=30ml
tsp
teaspoon
=5ml
tbsp
Tablespoon
=15ml
mL (ml)
millileter
1cc=1mL
mg
Miligram
1000mg = 1g
L
Liter
kg (Kg)
Kilogram
1kg = 2.2lbs