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a
Before
p
After
ac
Before Meals
pc
After Meals
NPO
Nothing By Mouth
I & O
Intake and Output
qd
Everyday
bid
Two Times a Day
tid
Three Times a Day
qid
Four Times a Day
c
with
s
Without
prn
as needed
OOB
Out Of Bed
BP
Blood Pressure
CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
dc
discontinued
dx
Diagnosis
qs
quantity suficient
C
Celsius
T
Temperature
P
Pulse
R
Respiratory
ROM
Range of Motion
stat
Immediately
GI
Gastrointestinal
GU
Geniturinary
hr
hour
vs
vital signs
DNR
Do not resusitate
DNI
Do not intibate
Rx
prescription
PE
Physical Exam
ROS
Review of Systems
Genogram
Family tree done including diseases
Mental status exam
A systematic check of emotional and cognitive functioning
A.ppearance B.ehavior C.ognition T.hought process
LOC
loss of consciousness
Alert
Awake and ready
Lethargic
Not fully alert, drifts off to sleep when not stimulated, can be awoken with regular voice tone
obtuned
sleeps most of the time, awakes confused difficult to awaken
Semi-coma
Spontaniouly unconcious, responds only to vigorous shaking or pain. Has appropriate motor response.
Coma
Completely unconscious, makes no response to pain or to any external or internal stimuli.
Acute confusional state
Has clouding of conciousness, inattentive, makes incoherent conversation, has impaired recent memory and is confabulatory to recent events
Inspection
Close careful scrutiny of the whole person and then the individual systems.
Palpation
Applied sense of touch to assess a person
Percussion
tapping of a persons skin to assess underlying structures
Ausculation
Auditory assessment of the body functioning
Standard Precations
Safety with all patients using PPE
PPE
Personal Pertective Equipment
Symmetry
Body Parts look equal bilaterally
Gait
Normal walk about shoulder width
Orthostatic Hypotensions
A drop in systolic blood pressure more then 20 points with quick change to a standing positions
Epidermis
the outer layer of skin
Dermis
the lower conective layer of skin
Hypothermia
low body temperature
Hyperthermia
high body temperature
Hypo
deficient, to low
Hyper
To much, or excess
Edema
Swelling from excess intercellular fluid
Anasarca
Generalized body edema from congestive heart failure or kidney failure.