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ā
before
p w/_ over p
after
am
morning
qd
everyday;daily
pm
afternon
qod
every other day
qh
every hour
hs
hour of sleep;at bedtime
q2h
every 2 hours
ac
before meals
q3h
every 3 hours
pc
after meals
q4h
every 4 hours
qid
four times a day
prn
as often as necessary
bid
two times a day
noct,noc
at night
tid
three times a day
stat
immediately
MN
midnight
amt
amount
C
centigrade
mEq/l
milliequivalent per liter
cc
cubic centimeter
mgm,mg
milligram
ml
milliliter
F
Fahrenheit
mm
millimeter
fld.
fluid
oz
ounce
gm,g
gram
qns
quantity insufficient
as
quantity sufficient
gtts
drop, drops
Tbsp
tablespoon
ht
height
tsp
teashpoon
kg
kilogram
wt
weight
liq
liquid
ss w/ _ over ss
one-half;semi
lb
pound
pt
pint
qt
quart
I&O
intake & out put
BP
blood pressure
NPO
nothing by nouth
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
RBC
red blood cells;red blood count
CBC
complete blood count
ROM
range of motion
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
SSE
soap sud enema
ECG,EKG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephanlogram
fbs
fasting blood glucose
FBS
fasting blood sugar
hg,hb,hgb
hemoglobin
hct
hematocrit
spec
specimen
TLC
tender love care
TPR
temperature,pulse,respiration
TWE
tap water enema
UA
urine analysis
VS
vital sighns
WBC
white blood cells;white blood count
TCDB
turn cough & deep breath
IS
incentive spirometer
BG
blood glucose
ad lib
as tolerated;as desired;at pleasure
ADL
activities of daily living
amb
ambulatory,ambulate,ambulance
BM
bowel movement
BR
bedrest
BRP
bathroom privileges
FOEB
feet over edge of bed
PRN
as often as necessary, or needed
RO
reality orientation
OOB
out of bed
abd
abdomen
A&P
anterior and psterior
CNS
central nervous system
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CV
cardiovascular
GB
gallbladder
GI
gastrointestinal
EENT
eye,ear,nose&throat
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LUQ
left upper quadrant
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RUQ
right upper quadrant
OD
right eye
OS
left eye
OU
both eyes
per os
by mouth
adm
admitted
appy
appendectorm
@
at
BR
bathroom
BSU,BSD
bedside unit (urinary drainage bag)
c w/_ over c
with
pre-op
before operation or surgery
post-op
after operation or surgery
c/o
complained of
Code Blue
cardiac arrest
CS
central supply
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CA
carcinoma or cancer
D/C, dc
discharge
DOA
dead on arrival
DNR
do not resuscitate
DNI
do not intubate
D5W
5% dextrose in water
Dr., MD
doctor
Dx
diagnosis
et
and
Gyn
Gynecology
H2O
water
i.e.
that is
IM
intramuscular
ER
emergency room
IV
intravenous
lab
laboratory
MI
myocardinal infarctin (heart attack)
N/S
normal saline
NaCl
sodium chloride
O2
oxygen
OR
operating room
OB
obstetrics
OPD
outpatient department
per
by
po
per os (by mouth)
PT
physical therapy or Physical Therapist
pt
patient
qs
quantity sufficient
RN
Registered Nurse
Rx
therapy,treatment,or prescription
signal F
fire
s
without
SOB
shortness of breath
staph
staphylococcus
sc
subcataneous
tab
tablet
TIA
transient ischemic attack (mini-stroke)
via
by
wc,w/c
wheelchari
orientedx3,A+Ox3
oriented as to time,place,&person
WNL
within mormal limits
x
times
N/V
nausea/vomiting
L
left
R
right
PERLA
pupils equal reactive to light accomodation
RT
respiratory therapist
X W/- OVER X
except
MRSA
methacillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
VRE
vancomycin resistant enterococcus