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a
before
aa
of each
AB
abortion
abd
abdomen
ABG's
arterial blood gases
ANCC
American Nurses Credentialing Center
BMR
basal metabolic rate
ACTH
adrenocorticrotopic hormone
ADC
aid to dependent children
ADH
antidiuretic hormone
ADL
activities of daily living
adlib
as desired, at liberty
AFP
alpha-fetoprotein
A/G Ratio
albumin-globulin ratio
AHRQ
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AKA
above-the-knee amputation
ALL
acute lymphocytic leukemia
ALS
amyothropic lateral sclerosis
ANA
American Nurses Association; antinuclear; antibody
AP
anteroposterior
APTT
activated partial thromboplastin time
ARC
American Red Cross
ARDS
adult respiratory distress syndrome
ARF
acute renal failure
ASHD
arteriosclerotic heart disease
AST
aspartate aminotransferase
ATN
acute tubular necrosis
AV
atrtioventricular
AVM
arteriovenous malformation
AVR
aortic valve replacement
BE
barium enema (x-ray)
BKA
below-the-knee amputation
BM
bowel movement
BP, B/P
blood pressure
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
BRP
bathroom privileges
BS
bowel sounds
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
Bx
biopsy
C
Celsius
_
c
with
Ca
cancer; calcium
CABG
coronary bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAPD
continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
CAL
chronic airflow limitation
cal
calories
CAT
computed axial tomography
CBC
complete blood count
CC
chief complaint
CCPD
continuous-cycle peritoneal dialysis
CCRN
certified critical care registered nurse
CCU
coronary care unit
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and prevention
CEA
carcinoembryonic antigen
CHF
congestive heart failure
CI
chloride
CLL
chronic lymphocytic leukemia
CML
chronic myelocytic leukemia
CMV
cytomegalovirus
CNA
certified nursing assistant
CNS
central nervous system
C/O
complains of
CO
cardiac output
COLD
chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP
cerebral palsy
CPK
creatine phosphokenase
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF
chronic renal failure
crit
hematocrit
CRNA
certified registered nurse anesthetist
CS
central service; central supply
CSF
cerebrospinal fluid
CT scan, CAT scan
computed axial tomography
CVP
central venous pressure
D & C
dilation and curettage
DEA#
Drug Enforcement Administration number
DIC
disseminated intravascular coagulation
Diff
differential white blood cell count
DOB
date of birth
DON
Director of Nurse
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DM
diabetes mellitus
DOA
dead on arrival
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DPT
diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus toxoid (also DTP)
DRG's
diagnosis-related groups
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
Dx
diagnosis
EBV
Epstein-Barr virus
ECG, EKG
electrocardiogram
ECT
electroconvulsive therapy
EDC
expected date of confinement
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eye, ear, nose and throat
EMG
electromyogram
ENT
ear, nose, and throat
EOM
extraocular movement
ER
emergency room
ERCP
endocropic retrogade cholangiopancretography
ERT
estrogen replacement therapy
ESL
extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy
ESR
erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD
end-stage renal disease
EST
electroshock therapy
F
Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FDA
Food and Drug Administration
FH
family history
FHR
fetal heart rate
FHT
fetal heart tone
FS
frozen section
FUO
fever of unknown origin
Fx
fracture
GB
gallbladder
GC
gonorrhea
GI
gastrointestinal
GTT
glucose tolerance test
GU
genitourinary
gyn
gynecology
hct
hematocrit
HDL
high-density lipoprotein
Hgb, HG
hemoglobin
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HMO
health maintenance organization
HNP
herniated nucleus pulposus
HPV
human papillomavirus
H2O
water
HRC
human rights committee
HSV
herpes simplex virus
Ht
height
HTN
hypertension
HVA
hepatitis A virus
HVB
hepatitis B virus
hx
history
IABP
intra-aortic balloon pump
ICP
intracranial pressure
ICS
intercostal space
ICU
intensive care unit
I&D
incision and drainage
INR
international normalized ratio
I&O
intake and output
IOP
intraocular pressure
IUD
intrauterine device
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
JCAHO
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (not the Joint Commission)
JVD
jugular venous distention
K
potassium
KUB
kidney, ureters, bladder (x-ray0
lab
laboratory
LDL
low-density lipoprotein
LLL
left lower lobe
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LOC
level of consciousness
LP
lumbar puncture
LPN
licensed practical nurse
LRQ
lower right quadrant
LUQ
left upper quadrant
LVN
licensed vocational nurse
lytes
electrolytes
MD
medical doctor
MI
myocardial infarction
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
MS
multiple sclerosis
MVA
motor vehicle accident
MVP
mitral valve prolapse
MVR
mitral valve replacement
Na
sodium
NANDA-1
North American Nursing Diagnosis Association- International
NAPNES
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service
NCI
National Cancer Institute
NFLPN
Noational Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
NIH
National Institute of Health
NLN
National League of Nursing
noc
night
NPH
neutral protamine Hagedorn (insulin)
NPO
nothing by mouth (per os)
NSAID
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug oxygen
O
oxygen
OA
osteoarthritis
OB
obstetrics
OB-GYN
obstetrics-gynecology
OBS
organic brain syndrome
OOB
out of bed
OR
operating room
ORIF
open reduction-internal fixation
ORT
orthopdeics
os
mouth
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
O.T.
occupational therapy
OV
office visit
oz
ounce
P
pulse
PA
posteroanterior
PAC
premature atrial contraction
PACU
postanesthesia care unit
Pap
papanicolaou smear
PAR
postanesthesia recovery (unit)
path
pathology
PCA
patient-controlled analgesia
PE
physical exam
PEEP
positive end-expiratory pressure
per
through, by
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
PFT
pulmonary function test
PH
past history
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
PMH
past medical history
PMI
point of maximal impulse
PMS
premenstrual syndrome
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PO
orally
postop
postoperative
PP
postprandial (after meals)
preop
preoperative
prn
as needed
protime
prothrombin time
PSA
prostate-specific antigen
pt
patient
PT
prothrombin time
P.T.
physical therapy
PTCA
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
PVC
premature ventricular contraction
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
R
respirations
RBC
red blood cells; red blood (count)
RBS
random blood sugar
RDA
recommended dietary allowance
REM
rapid eye movement
RLL
right lower lobe
RLQ
right lower quadrant
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
ROS
review of systems; review of symptoms
RN
registered nurse
RR
recovery room
Rx
prescription
_
s
without
SA
sinoatrial
SAH
subarachnoid hemorrhage
SBE
subacute bacterial endocarditis
sed rate
sedimentation rate
SIADH
syndrome of inappropriate secretion
SLE
systemic lupus erythematosus
SNF
skilled nursing facility
SOB
short of breath
sol
solution
sono
sonogram, sonography
S/P
status post
sp gr
specific gravity
SSE
soapsuds enema
SSRI
serotonin reuptake inhibitor
staph
staphylococcus
stat
immediately
STD
sexually transmitted disease
strep
streptococcus
subcut
subcutaneous
T
temperature
T&A
tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TAH
transabdominal hysterectomy
TB
tuberculosis
TENS
trancutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
THA
total hip arthroplasty
THR
total hip replacement
TIA
transient ischemic attack
TJC
the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO)
TKA
total knee arthroplasty
TKR
total knee replacement
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
TURP
transurethral resection of the prostate
TWE
tap water enema
Tx
treatment, traction
UA
urinalysis
UAP
unlicensed assestive personnel
UGI
upper gastrointestinal
ULQ
upper left quadrant
ung
ointment
URI
upper respiratory infection
US
ultrasound
UTI
urinary tract infection
VA
veterans affairs
VD
venereal disease
VDRL
Venereal Disease Research Laboratories test
VLDL
very-low-density lipoprotein
VNA
Visiting Nurse Association
VS
vital signs
WBC
white blood cell (count)
WNL
within normal limits
Wt
weight