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a (with a line above it)
before
NWB
non-weight-bearing
abd
abdomen
N/V
nausea and vomiting
abg
arterial blood gas
NS
normal saline
ACTH
adrenocorticotropic hormone
NSS
normal saline solution
ad lib
at discretion
N/S
normal saline
ADL
activities of daily living
NPO
nothing by mouth
adm
admission
NKDA
no known drug allergies
AKA
above knee amputation
NKA
no known allergies
AMA
against medical advice
NG
nasogastric
amb
ambulate; ambulatory
NGT
nasogastric tube
amp
amputation
N/G
nasogastric
MAE
moves all extremities
Neuro
neurological
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
NAD
no apparent distress
ant.
anterior
RLQ
right lower quadrant
AP
anteriorposterior
RLE
right lower extremity
AROM
active range of motion
RBC
red blood count
ASAP
as soon as possible
RR
respiratory rate
assist.
assistance
R
respirations
as tol
as tolerated
qt
quart
AV
atrioventricular; arteriovenous
qs
quantity sufficient
ax
axillary
q
every
BE
barium enema
PWB
partial weight bearing
bilat.
bilateral
Pt.
patient
resp.
respirations
BKA
below knee amputation
prn
as needed
BM
bowel movement
Pre-op
before surgery
BMR
basic metabolic rate
pt.
patient
BP
blood pressure
Post op
after surgery
bpm
beats per minute
PO
by mouth
BR
bedrest
PMH
past medical history
BRP
bathroom privileges
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, and reactive to light and accommodation
B/P
blood pressure
PE
physical examination
BS
blood sugar
p.c.
after meals
B/S
bedside
P
pulse
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
p (with a line above it)
after
bx
biopsy
Ortho
orthopedics
c (with a line above it)
with
OOB
out of bed
C
Centigrade
O2 (2 in subscript)
oxygen
CA
carcinoma; cancer
TF
tube feeding
cal
calories
T
temperature
CAT Scan
Computed Axial Tomography
Sx
symptoms
CBC
complete blood count
stat
immediately
CBR
complete bed rest
S.S.E
soap suds enema
Cc
Cubic centimeter (use mL instead)
sp. gr.
specific gravity
CC
cheif complaint
S/P
status post; following; afterward;
C & DB
coughing and deep breathing
spec
specimen
cm
centimeter
sol
solution
CNS
central nervous system
SOB
shortness of breath
c/o
complaints of
SO
significant other
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
s (with a line above it)
without
soln
solution
C & S
Culture and Sensitivity
Rx
treatment
CTA
clear to auscultation
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Tx
treatment
CXR
chest X ray
RUE
right upper extremity
D & C
dilation and curettage
Rt
right
disch
discharge
ROS
review of systems
DNR
do not resuscitate; no code
ROM
range of motion
DOB
date of birth
R (with a circle around it)
right
D/C
discharge
R/O
rule out
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
#
number; pound
drsg
dressing
-
negative
DT's
delirium tremens
+
positive
Dx
diagnosis
<
less than
ECG
electrocardiogram
>
greater than
EEG
electroencepalogram
y/o
years old
dsg
dressing
X
number of times performed
ext
extremity
wt
weight
F
Farenheit
WNL
within normal limits
FBS
fasting blood sugar
W/C
wheel chair
EKG
electrocadiogram
WBC
White Blood Count
FOB
foot of bed
WB
weight-bearing
FUO
fever of unknown origin
WA
while awake
fx
fracture
VSS
vital signs stable
GI
gastrointestinal
VS
vital signs
GU
genitourinary
UGI
upper gastrointestinal
Hb
hemoglobin
UE
upper extremity
Hct
hematocrit
UA
urinalysis
HEENT
head, ear, eyes, nose, throat
T.W.E
tap water enema
h/o
history of
TPR
temperature, pulse and respiration
HOB
head of bed
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
HPI
history of present illness
TKO
to keep open
HR
heart rate
Hgb
hemoglobin
ht
height
superscript o
degree
Hx
history
circle with arrow attached
male
I & D
incision and drainage
circle with plus sign attached
female
I & O
intake and output
> with a line below it
greater than or equal to
imp.
impression
< with a line below it
less than or equal to
IV
intravenous
squiggly =
approximately equal to
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
downward pointing arrow
decreased
kcal
kilocalories
upward pointing arrow
increased
KUB
kidney, ureter, bladder
=
equal to
KVO
keep vein open
2 + degree symbol
secondary to
lat
lateral
LUQ
left upper quadrant
LE
lower extremity
LUE
left upper extremity
Lt.
left
LMP
last menstral period
LP
lumbar puncture; spinal tap
LLE
left lower extremity
LOC
loss of consciousness
LLQ
left lower quadrant
L with a circle around it
left