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ac
before meals
ad lib
as desired
amb
ambulate
BP
blood pressure
BR
bathroom/bedrest
BRP
bathroom privlages
c/o
complains of
c (line on top of letter)
with
CA
cancer
cc
cubic centimeter
CVA
cerebral vascular accident
dc
discontinue
D.O.N.
director of nurses
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
HOH
hard of hearing
HS
hour of sleep
ht
height
I&O
intake and output
LTC
long term care
EOB
edge of bed
HOB
head of bed
ml
milliliter
NPO
nothing by mouth
OOB
out of bed
OT
occupational therapy
p
after
pc
after meals
PO
by mouth
PRN
as needed/ when necessary
prone
stomach lying
pt
patient
PT
physical therapy
q or Q
every
Qam
every morning
QD or Qd
every day
q2h, q3h, q4h
every 2 hours, every 3 hours, every 4 hours
Qhs or QHS
every night at bedtime
q.i.d. or QID
four times a day
q.o.d or QOD
every other day
s with a line over it
without
SOB
shortness of breath
supine
back lying
TID or t.i.d.
three times a day
TPR
temperature pulse respiration
VS
vital signs