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a
before
ABG
arterial blood gas
ac
before meals
ADA
American Diabetic Association
ADL
Activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
AD
Alzheimer's disease
ama
against medical advice
amb
ambulate
amp
ampule
ASA
aspirin
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
bid
twice daily
BP
blood pressure
BR
bed rest
BRP
bathroom priveleges
BS
blood sugar or bowel sounds
bx
biopsy
-
c
with
c/o
complains of
cal
calorie
CA
cancer
Ca++
Calcium
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAT
computerized axial tomography
Cath
catheter cateterize
CBC
complete blood count
cc
cubic centimeter
CC
chief complaint
CDB
cough, deep breath
CDE
certified diabetic educator
CDC
Centers for Disease Control
CHF
Chronic Heart Failure
CHO
carbohydrate
cl liq
clear liquid
cm
centimeter
CNS
central nervous system
Clinical Nurse Specialist
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
C & S
Culture and sensitivity
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT
computerized tomography
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CXR
chest exray
D/C
discharge discontinue
DM
diabetes mellitus
diff
differential blood count
difficile (C.diff)
dx
diagnosis
DNR
do not resuscitate
dz
disease
ECG EKG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
elix
elixir
F & E
fluid and electrolytes
fl
fluid
FEV
forced expiratory volume
FUO
fever of unknown origin
FS
fingerstick
Fx
fracture
g gm
gram
gr
grain
G-tube
gastrostomy tube
GERD
gastro-esophageal reflux disease
gtt gt
drop
H/A
headache
HL
heparin lock
H & P
history and physical
HR
heart rate
hs
bedtime
Hx
history
h/o
history of
HPI
history of present illness
IM
intra-muscular
I & D
incise and drain
I & O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous push or
IV pyelogram
IVPB
intravenous piggyback
IU
international units
J-tube
jejunostomy tube
k
kilo
K+
potassium
L
liter
LR
lactated ringers
L
left
mg
milligram
mcg
microgram
mEq
milli-equivalent
MI
myocardial infarction
mL
milliter
N/C
nasal cannula
NG
nasogastric
NP
nasal prongs
nurse practitioner
NPO
nothing bymouth
"nobelium per os"
N & V
nausea and vomitting
NS
normal saline
OD
right eye
oint
ointment
OOB
out of bed
OS
left eye
OT
occupational therapy
OU
both eyes
_
p
after
pc
after meals
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
per
by way of
PO
by mouth 'per os'
PR
per rectum
prn
as needed, as necessary
pt
patient
PT
physical therapy
prothrombin time
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
q
every
q2h
every two hours
qd
every day
qid
four times a day
qod
every other day
R
right
reg
regular
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
RR
respiratory rate
Rx
treatment
-
S
without
'sans'
SS
sliding scale (insulin orders)
SL
sublingual
s/s s&s
signs and symptoms
SC SQ subq
subcutaneous
-
ss
half
soln
solution
SNF
skilled nursing facility
SNiF
.
-
I
one tablet
..
_
ii
two
0
none no
SSE
soap solution enema
STAT
immediately
susp
suspension
tab
tablet
TB
tuberculosis
TCDB
turn, cough, deep breath
TEDS
elastic stocking
tid
three times a day
tinc
tincture
TPR
temperature, pulse, respirations
UGIB
upper gastrointestinal bleeding
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
VS
vital signs
WNL
within normal limits