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Against Medical Advice
AMA
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
AAA
Adbomen
ABD
Acute Cornonary Syndrome
ACS
ambulate
amb
Acute Myocardial Infarction
AMI
Acure Respiratory Distress Syndrome
ARDS
Acute Renal Failure
ARF
Aortic Stenosis
AS
Aspirin
ASA
As Soon As Possible
ASAP
Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
ASHD
Atrioventricular
AV
Bundle Branch Block
BBB
Blood Glucose Level
BGL
twice a day
bid
blood pressure
BP
beats per minute
bpm
bowel sounds or breath sounds
BS
bag valve mask
BVM
with
c (with a horizonal line over it)
complaining of
c/o
cancer
CA
Ca++
Calcium
Coronary artery bypass graft
CABG
Coronary artery disease
CAD
Chief Complaint
CC
Congestive Heart Failure
CHF
Central Nervous System
CNS
CO
cardiac output, carbon monoxide
Carbon dioxide
CO2 (The 2 should be subscript)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD
Chest Pain
CP
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPAP
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CPR
Chronic Renal Failure
CRF
Cerebral Spinal Fluid
CSF
Cerebral Vascular Accident
CVA
Chest X-ray
CXR
Decrease
discontinue
D/C
D5W
5% dextrose in water
Change
Differential diagnosis
Dx
Drops per minute
gtts/min
Diabetic Ketoacidosis
DKA
Diabetes Mellitus
DM
Do Not Resuscitate
DNR
Dead on Arrival
DOA
Date of Birth
DOB
Dyspnea on exertion
DOE
Deep Vein Thrombosis
DVT
Diagnosis
Dx
Electrocardiogram
ECG, EKG
Ears, Nose, Throat
ENT
Endotracheal
ET
Estimated Time of Arrival
ETA
Ethanol
ETOH
Endotacheal Tube
ETT
Every
q
Fracture
Fx
gram
g
Glasgow Coma Scale
GCS
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
GERD
gastrointestinal
GI
grain
gr
gunshot wound
GSW
drops
gtts
gynecological
GYN
Head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
HEENT
Handheld nebulizer
HHN
History of Present Illness
HPI
heart rate
HR
Hypertension
HTN
History
Hx
Hydrogen ion concentration
pH
Increase
Intracranial pressure
ICP
Intramuscular
IM
Intraosseous
IO
Intermittent positive pressure breathing
IPPB
Intravenous
IV
Intravenous push
IVP
Intravenous piggyback
IVPB
joules
j
jugular vein distention
JVD
Potassium
K+
kilogram
kg
Keep vein open
KVO
liter
L
pound
lb, #
liter
L
laryngeal mask airway
LMA
Last menstraul period, Liters per minute
LPM
Level of consciousness
LOC
Lactated ringers
LR
left upper lobe
LUL
left upper quadrant
LUQ
Medical Anti-shock Trouser
MAST
microgram
mcg
metered dose inhaler
MDI
milliequivalent
mEq
milligram
mg
Magnesium sulfate
MgSO4
myocardial infarction
MI
minute
min
milliliter
mL
Morphine sulfate
MSO4
motor vehicle collision
MVC
motor vehicle accident
MVA
not applicable
N/A
sodium
Na+
nasogastric
NG
non-insulin dependent diabetes mellititus
NIDDM
No known allergies
NKA
No known drug allergies
NKDA
Nothing by mouth
NPO
Normal sinus rhythm
NSR
nitroglycerin
ntg
Oxygen
O2
Obstetrics
OB
Overdose
OD
Oropharyngeal airway
OPA
ounce
oz
orally
PO
Post, after
p
Premature atrial contraction
PAC
Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
PAT
Pulmonary embolism, physical exam, pleural effusion
PE
Pupils equal, reactive, and accomodating to light
PEARL
Positive end expiratory pressure
PEEP
Private medical doctor
PMD
Past medical history
PMH
by mouth (Per os)
PO
By rectum (per rectus)
PR
as needed
PRN
patient
pt
peptic ulcer disease
PUD
premature ventricular contraction
PVC
Peripheral vascular disease
PVD
every
q
four times a day
qid
rule out
r/o
range of motion
ROM
Right upper quandant
RUQ
Treatment
Tx
Review of System
ROS
without
s (with a horizontal line over it)
subcutaneous
SC, SQ
sublingual
sl
shortness of breath
SOB
oxygen saturation
SpO2
immediately
STAT
STEMI
ST elevation myocardial infarction
Symptoms
Sx
Therapy, treatment
Tx
tuberculosis
TB
transient ischemic attack
TIA
three times per day
tid
to keep open
TKO
times
X
upper respiratory infection
URI
Urinary tract infection
UTI
ventricular fibrillation
VF
vital signs
VS
ventricular tachycardia
VT
warm and dry
W/D
within normal limits
WNL
Weight
Wt
year old
y/o