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a
without, not, lack
bi-
double, twice
brady-
slow
dys-
abnormal, dysfunctional, bad
hemi-
half
hyper-
excessive, too much, high
hypo-
decreased, under, not enough
pre-
before
post-
after
tachy-
fast, rapid
-algia
pain
-ectomy
surgical removal
-emia
blood condition
-itis
inflammation
-osis
condition of
-ostomy
surgically created opening
-pathy
disease
-penia
lack or deficiency
-plasty
surgical repair
-rrhage
excessive flow
-rrhea
perfuce flow or discharge
broncho
bronchials
cardio
heart
colo
colon
cyano
blue
gastro
stomach
gluco
sugar
hemo
blood
hapato
liver
nephro
kidney
osteo
bone
phlebo
vein
pnea
breathing, respiration
pneumo
lungs
anterior
front
distal
farthest from the trunk
lateral
away from the mid-line
medial
closest to the mid-line
posterior
back
proximal
closer to the trunk
the 5 rights of Delegation for assistive personnel
1. the right TASK
2. the right PERSON
3. the right DIRECTION and COMMUNICATION
4. the right CIRCUMSTANCE
5. the right SUPERVISION
V/S
vital signs
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
BP
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom priviledges
HS
hour of sleep
BSC
bedside commode
ad lib
as desired
ADL
activities of daily living
sr
siderails
ELEV
elevate
HOB
head of bed
OOB
out of bed
amb
ambulate
w/c
wheelchair
NKA
no known allergies
NKDA
no known drug allergies
NPO
nothing by mouth
ac
before meals
pc
after meals
I & O
intake and output
u/a
urinalysis
c
with
s
without
stat
at once
bid
two times daily
tid
three times daily
q
every
qid
four times daily
q4h
every 4 hours
O2
oxygen
nc
nasal cannula
IV
intravenous
prn
when necessary
N.O.
nurse order
SAFETY CHECK
1. id bracelet
2. belongings in reach
3. phone and call light in reach
4. bed lowered
5. bed locked
6. siderails x2/x3