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a
Before
AED
Automated External Defibrillator
a.c.
Before meals
ASA
Aspirin
AMA
Against medical advice
AMI
Acute myocardial infarction
ASHD
Arteriosclerotic heart disease
b.i.d.
Twice a day
BP
Blood pressure
Bs
Breath sounds, bowel sounds,orblood sugar
BVM
Bag-valve-mask
c\o
Complaining of
Ca
Cancer\ carcinoma
cc
Cubic centimeter
CC
Chief complaint
CHF
Congestive heart failure
CO
Carbon monoxide
COPD
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease emphysema, chronic bronchitis
CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF
Cerebrospinal fluid
CVA
cerebrovascular accident
CXR
Chest x-ray
d\c
Discontinued
DM
Diabetes mellitis
DOA
Dead on arrival
DOB
Date of birth
Dx
Diagnosis
ECG EKG
Electrocardiogram
e.g.
For example
ETA
Estimated time of arrival
ETA
Estimated time of arrival
ETOH Alcohol
ethanol
FX
Fracture
GI
Gastrointestinal
GSW
gun shot wound
gtt.
Drop
GU
Genitourinary
h, hr.
Hour
H\A
Headache
HEENT
Head,ears,eyes, nose, throat
Hg
Mercury
h/o
History of
hs
AT bedtime
HTN
hypertension
Hx
history
ICP
Intracranial pressure
ICU
Intensive care unit
IM
intramuscular
IO
Intraosseous
JVD
Jugular venous distension
KVO
keep vein open
L
left or liter
Lac
laceration
loc
level of consciousness
LR
lacerated ringers solution
mcg
Micrograms
MS
Morphine sulphate, multiple sclerosis
NAD
no apparent distress
NC
nasal cannula
NKA
No known allergies
npo
nothing by mouth
NRB
Non-rebreather mask
NS
Normal saline
NSR
Normal sinus rhythm
NTG
nitroglycerin
N/v
nausea vomitting
O2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
OD
overdose
OR
operating room
PCN
penicillin
PEA
pulseless electrical activity
PERL
pupils equal and reactive to light
PID
pelvic imflammatory disease
PND
paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
po
By mouth
PRN
as needed
PSVT
paroxysmal supraventicular contraction
q.h
every hour
q.i.d.
four times a day
R
Right
r/o
rule out
Rx Tx
treatment
SIDS
sudden infant death syndrome
SOB
shortness of breath
SVT
Supravevticular tachycardia
TIA
transient ischemic attack
t.i.d.
three times a day
TKO
to keep open
v.s.
vital signs
x
times
w/o or s
without
WNL
without normal limit
y/o or y.o.
years old
D
change
+
Positive
3/4
negative