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a (c a line over it)
before
A & P
auscultation and percussion
abd
abdomen
abn
abnormal
ac
before meals
ad lib
as desired
ADLs
activities of daily living
adm
admitted, admission
AE
above the elbow
AED
Automated External Defibrilator
AF
atrial fibrilation
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AKA
above knee amputation
ALL
acute lymphocytic leukemia
A.M.
morning
AMA
against medical advice
amb.
walk; ambulate
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
amp.
ampule
ant.
anterior
AP
anterior-posterior
ARDS
Acute (or Adult) Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ARF
Acute Renal Failure
ASCVD
arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
ax.
axillary
b.i.d.; BID
twice a day
bil, bilat
bilateral
bipap
bilevel positve airway pressure
BKA
below knee amputation
BLE
bilateral lower extremities
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basic metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
BPH
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
BR
bed rest
BRP
bathroom privileges; up to bathroom only
BSA
body surface area
BSC
bedside commode
BSE
breast self-examination
C
Centigrade
c
with
C.C.
Chief Complaint
C & DB
Cough and Deep breath
cc
cubic centimeter (1cc=1mL)
*USE C CAUTION*
c/o
complains of
Ca, CA
Cancer; carcinoma
CABG
coronary artery bypass and graft
Cal
calorie
cap; caps
capsule; capsules
cath
catherize
CBR
complete bedrest
CBS or OBS
chronic brain syndrome; organic brain syndrome
CC
chief complaint
CHD
coronary heart disease; congenital heart disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
CNS
central nervous system
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP
cerebral palsy
CPAP
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitaion
CRF
chronic renal failure
CTA
(chest) clear to auscultation
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke); costovetebral angle
CVD
cardiovascular disease
CVP
central venous pressure
CXR
chest x-ray
D/C, d/c
discontinue
D5W
5% dextrose in water
disch; DC; D/C
discharge
DJD
dengenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
DM
Diabetes Mellitus
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
dead on arrival
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
dr
dram, drams
DRGs
diagnostic related groupings
drsg
dressing
DTs
delirium tremens
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
dx, DX
diagnosis
elix
elixir
ENT
ear, nose, throat
ESRD
end stage renal disease
ext
extract or external
F
Fahrenheit
FH
family history
F/U
follow-up
FUO
fever of unknown origin
fx.
fracture, fractional
GB
gallbladder
GC
gonococcus or gonorrhea
GERD
Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease
GI
gastrointestinal
gm
gram
gr
grain
GSW
gun shot wound
gtt/gtts
drop/drops
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecology
h
hour
h.s.
bedtime (hour of sleep)
H2O2
hydrogen peroxide
HA, h/a
hyperalimentation; headache
HCVD
hypertensive cardiovascular disease
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HNP
herniated nucleus pulposus
HOB
head of bed
HVD
hypertensive vascular disease
hx; HX
history
I & D
incision and drainage
I&O; I/O
intake and output
ICU
intensive care unit
IDDM
Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IM
intramuscular
IOP
intraocular pressure
IV
intravenous
kg
kilogram
KVO
keep vein open
L
liter or liters
L (c a circle around it)
left
lat
lateral
LLE
left lower extremity
LLL
left lower lobe
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LOC
level of consciousness; laxative of choice
LUE
left upper extremity
LUL
left upper lobe
LUQ
left upper quadrant
m
murmur
MAE
move all extremities
MD
muscular dystrophy or medical doctor
mg
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction
ml, mL
milliliter
MRSA
methicillin resistant staph aureus
MS
multiple sclerosis; muskoloskeletal
MVA
motor vehicle accident
N/V; N&V
nausea/vomiting
NAD
no apparent/acute distress
Neuro
neurology; neurosurgery
NG
nasogastric
NIDDM
Non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA
no known allergies
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline
NSAID
nonsteroidal anit-inflammatory drug
NSR
normal sinus rhythm
Nsy
nursery
NWB
non-weight bearing
OB
obstetrics
OD
overdose
OOB
out of bed
OPD
outpatient department
OR
operating room
ORIF
open reduction internal fixation
Ortho
orthopedics
os
mouth
OT
occupational therapy
oz
ounce, ounces
p (line over)
after
P & A
percussion and auscultation
p.c.
after meals
PE
physical examination
PEG
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
PERRLA
pupils equal, round & react to light and accomadation
PET
positron emission tomography
PH
past history
PI
present illness
PICC
peripherally inserted central catheter
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
P.M.
afternoon
PM&R
physical medicine and rehabilitation
po; PO
by mouth
post
posterior
post op
after surgery
pre op
before surgery
prep
prepare; preparation
prn
when necessary/needed
Psych
pshycology; psychiatric
pt
patient
PT
physical therapy
PTA
prior to admission
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
q 2 h
every 2 hours
q, q (c line over it)
every
qh
every hour
q.s.
quantity sufficient
R/O
rule out
RA
rheumatoid arthritis
RL (LR)
Ringer's lactate; lactated Ringer's
RLE
right lower extremity
RLQ
right lower quadrant
ROM
range of motion
RR, PACU
recovery room, postanesthesia care unit
R/T; r/t
related to
RUE
right upper extremity
RUL
right upper lobe
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
take, prescription
s (line over it)
without
SBA
stand by assistance
SC
subcutaneous
SL
sublingual
SLE of LE
(systemic) lupus erythematosus
SOB
shortness of breath
sol, soln
solution
S/P
status post
spec
specimen
sp. gr.
specific gravity
SR or ROS
systemic review or review of systems
ss (c line over them)
one half
S.S.E
soap suds enema
stat; STAT
immediately
STD
sexually transmitted disease
STSG
split-thickness skin graft
Surg
surgery, surgical
sx
symptoms
T&A
tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy
t.i.d.; TID
three times a day
tab; tabs
tablet; tablets; pills
TCDB
turn, cough and deep breath
THR, TJR
total hip replacement; total joint replacement
TIA
transient ischemic attack
tinct. or tr.
tincture
TKO
to keep open
TLC
tender loving care
TO
telephone order
TPN
total parental nutrition; hyperalimentation
TPR
temp, pulse, respirations
TSE
testicular self-examination
tsp
teaspoon
TWE
tap water enema
tx
treatment
URI
upper respiratory infection
USA
unstable angina
UTI
urinary tract infection
vag
vaginal
VC
vital capacity
VD
venereal disease
VO
verbal order
VS; V/S; v.s.; vitals
vital signs
VSS
vital signs stable
W/A
while awake
W/C
wheelchair
WNL
within normal limits
WNWD
well-nourished, well-developed
ABG's
Arterial Blood Gases
ACBE
air constrast barium enema
B.M.R.
basal metabolism rate
BE
barium enema
CAT; CT
computed axial tomography
Cl-
chloride
CA++
calcium
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
EGD
esophagogastroduodenoscopy
ERCP
endoscopic retrocholangiopancreatogram
Fe+
iron
Hg+
mercury
I+
iodine
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
K+
potassium
LP
lumbar puncture
MRA
magnetic resonance angiography
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
Na+
sodium
UA
Urinalysis
UGI
upper gastrointestinal x-ray
AFB
acid-fast bacillus (tuberculosis organism)
ANA
antinuclear antibody
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
C & S
culture and sensitivity
CBC
complete blood count
CEA
carcinoembryonic antigen
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
diff
differential count (WBC's)
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS
fasting blood sugar
GTT
glucose tolerance test
HCT
hematocrit
HDL
high density lipoproteins
Hgb
hemoglobin
LDL
low density lipoproteins
pro time
prothrombin time
qns
quantity not sufficient
R A
rheumatoid arthritis
RBC
red blood cell count
STS
serologic test of syphilis
T & C
type and cross match
TNTC
too numerous to count
VDRL
venereal disease research laboratory (also test for syphilis)
WBC
white blood count
ASAP
as soon as possible
clysis
fluids given by needle, under skin (not in vein)
enteral
tube feeding (into stomach or small intestine)
H
hypodermically (c a needle)
ID
intradermal
IM
intramuscularly (into a muscle)
IVP
intravenous push
parenteral
a solution given intravenously
per
through or by
R
rectally (by rectum)
sq, SubQ, SQ, subcu, subq
subcutaneously
supp
suppository
Susp
suspension
Top.
topical (on skin)
ADA diet
American Diebetic Association diet; refers to calculated diet plans used primarily for diabetics; amt of calories are usally specified
AHA diet
American Heart Association diet; refers to calculate diet plans used primarily to reduce risk of heart disease
Cl Liq
clear liquids only: ginger ale, tea, broth, Jell-O, 7-Up, coffee
DAT
diet as tolerated
F Liq
full liquid: addition of milk products; liquid at body temperature
FF or PF
force or push liquids; increasing the liquid intake by addition of extra fluids
high fiber
a regular diet with increased amounts of food containing dietary fiber
int fdg or int nour
interval feeding or nourishment; supplemental nourishment served between meals
Lo Chol.
low cholesterol; 300 mg/day; in accord. c AHA guidelines
Lo res
low residue; alteration in texture, and a limited food selection to yield little intestinal residue
Lo Salt, Lo Na
Restricted in sodium: ordered by mg or g of sodium desired, i.e., Salt Free, 2 g Na, 500 mg Na
mech soft
mechanical soft: a regular diet c alteration in texture only. Sometimes called "endentulous"
med soft
medical soft: alterations in texture, prepartation methods and seasoning
N A S
No added salt
reg
regular house diet
ACLS
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
ACS
American Cancer Society
AHA
American Heart Association
APN
Advanced Practice Nurse
ARC
American Red Cross
BLS
Basic Life Support
FAAN
Fellow, American Academy of Nurses
HCP
Health Care Provider
HTM
Health Team Member
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
SNF
Skilled Nursing Facility
UAP
Unlicensed Assistive Personnel