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CCU
coronary (cardiac) care unit
ECU
emergency care unit
ER
emergency room
ICU
intensive care unit
IP
inpatient (a registered bed patient)
OP
outpatient
OR
operating room
PAR
post anesthetic recovery
post-op/postop
postoperative (after surgery)
pre-op/preop
preoperative (before surgery)
RTC
return to clinic
RTO
return to office
BRP
bathroom privileges
CP
chest pain
DC, D/C
discharge, discontinue
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
L
left
R
right
pt
patient
RRR
regular rate and rhythm
SOB
shortness of breath
Tr
treatment
Tx
treatment or traction
VS
vital signs
T
temperature
P
pulse
R
respiration
BP
blood pressure
Ht
height
Wt
weight
WDWN
well-developed and well-nourished
y/o, y.o.
year old
#
number or pound: if before the numeral it means number (e.g., #2 = number 2); if after the numeral it means pound (e.g., 150# = 150 pounds)
cc
cubic centimeter (1 cc = 1 ml)
cm
centimeter (2.5 cm = 1 inch)
g or gm
gram
kg
kilogram [1,000 g (2.2 pounds)]
L
liter
mg
milligram [one-thousandth (0.001) of a gram]
ml or mL
milliliter [one-thousandth (0.001) of a liter]
mm
millimeter [one-thousandth (0.001) of a meter]
cu mm
cubic millimeter = mm^3
fl oz
fluid ounce
gr
grain
gt
drop (L. gutta = drop)
gtt
drops
dr
dram (1/8 ounce)
oz
ounce
lb or #
pound (16 ounces)
qt
quart (32 ounces)
tablet (tab)
oral by mouth-[per os (os)]
capsule (cap)
sublingual-under the tongue (SL)
buccal-in the cheek
suppository
vaginal-inserted in the vagina [per vagina (PV)]
rectal-inserted in the rectum [per rectum (PR)]
fluid
inhalation-inhaled through nose or mouth [e.g., aerosol (spray) or nebulizer (device used to produce a fine spray or mist, often in a metered dose)]
parenteral
by injection
intradermal (ID)-within the skin
intramuscular (IM)-within the muscle
intravenous (IV)-within the vein
subcutaneous (SC or SQ)-under the skin
cream, lotion, ointment
topical-applied to surface of skin
other delivery systems
transdermal-absorption of drug through unbroken skin
implant
a drug reservoir imbedded in the body to provide continual infusion of a medication, e.g., insuline pump