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ā
before
abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
ADLs
activities of daily living
ad lib
as needed
adm.
admitted, admission
amp.
ampule
ant.
anterior
AP
anterior-posterior
ax.
axillary
b.i.d.
twice a day
BP
blood pressure
BR
bed rest
BRP
bathroom privileges
C
centigrade
/c
with
caps
capsule
C.C.
chief complaint
cc
cubic centimeter
CVP
central venous pressure
c/o
complains of
D/C
discontinue
disch
discharge
drsg
dressing
dr
dram
elix
elixir
ext
extract, external
F
fahrenheit
fx.
fracture, franctional
gm
gram
gr
grain
gtt
drop
H
hypodermic
h
hour
HOB
head of bed
h.s
bedtime (hour of sleep)
hx
history
I & O
intake & output
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
kg
kilogram
KVO
keep vein open
L
left; liter
lat
lateral
MAE
moves all extremities
mg
milligram
ml, mL
milliliter
NAD
no apparent distress
NG
nasogastric
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
os
mouth
OOB
out of bed
oz
ounce
/p
after
p.c.
after meals
post
posterior
prep
preparation
prn
when necessary
/q, q
every
q, 2,3,4, hours
every 2,3,4 hours
qd
every day
qh
every hour
q.i.d.
four times a day
q.o.d.
every other day
q.s.
quantity sufficient
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
r/t
relating to
/s
without
SBA
stand by assistance
SC
subcutaneous
SL
sublingual
SOB
shortness of breath
sol
solution
spec
specimen
S/P
status post
sp.gr.
specific gravity
S.S.E.
soapsuds enema
S/s
signs/symptoms
ss
one half
stat
immediately (statim)
tab
tablet
t.i.d.
three times a day
tinct
tincture
TKO
to keep open
TPN
total parenteral nutrition hyperalimentation
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
tsp
teaspoon
TO
telephone order
TWE
tap water enema
VO
verbal order
VS
vital signs
VSS
vital signs stable
W/C
wheelchair
WNL
within normal limits
AKA
above knee amputation
ASCVD
aterioroslerotic cardiovascular disease
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease.
ASA
aspirin
BKA
below knee amputation
CNS
central nervous system
FUO
fever of unknown origin
GI
gastro-intestinal
HA
hyperalimentation / headache
HEENT
head – ears – eyes – nose – throat
ICU
intensive care unit
LLQ
lower left quadrant
LOC
level of consciousness – laxatives of choice
LUE
left upper extremity
LUQ
left upper quadtrant
MI
myocardial infarction
NEURO
neurology, neurosurgery
NS
normal saline
OD
right eye (dexter)
OS
left eye (sinister)
OU
each eye
ORIF
open reduction internal fixation
ORTHO
orthopedics
OT
occupational therapy
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, react to light, accommodation
PSYCH
psychology / psychiatry
PT
physical therapy
RLE
right lower extremity
pt
patient
dx
diagnosis
HTN
hypertension
DNR
do not resuscitate
NS
normal saline
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
TCDB
turn cough deep breath
CHF
congestive heart failure
CVA
cerebral vascular accident
DC
disharge
sub q
subcutaneous
soln
solution
tr
tincture
NCR
no cardiac resuscitation