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abd

Abdomen

ABG's

Arterial blood gasses

ac, a.c.

Before meals

ADA

American Diabetic Association

ADL

Activities of daily living

ad lib

As tolerated or as desired

adm.

Admission or administer

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency disease

AKA

Above he knee amputation

AM, am

Morning, midnight to 12 noon

AMA

against medical advice

amt.

Amount

ANA

American nurses associatio

ASA

Asprin

ASAP

As soon as possible

ATC

around the clock

BaE

Barium enema

b.i.d.

Twice a day

BKA

Below the knee amputation

BM, bm

Bowel movement

BP

Blood pressure

BPH

Benign prostatic hypertrophy

BR

Bed rest

BRP

Bathroom priviledges

BS

Bowel sounds

BSC

Bedside commode

Bx

Biopsy

Ca

Cancer

CABG

Coronary artery bypass graft

CAD

Coronary artery disease

Cap

Capsule

CBC

Complete blood count

CCMS

Clean catch midstream

CDC

Center for disease control

C/O, c/o

Complains of

CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

CT

Computerized axial tomography

CVA

Cerebrovascular accident (stroke)

Cysto

Cystoscopy

CXR

Chest x-ray

Diff.

Differential

Disch

Discharge

DM

Diabetes mellitus

DNR

Do not resuscitate

DOA

Dead on arrival

DOB

Date of birth

d/t

Due to

Drsg., dsg.

Dressing

DVT

Deep vein thrombosis

Dx

Diagnosis

ECG, EKG

Electrocardiogram

EEG

Electroencephalogram

EENT

Eyes, ears, nose and throat

EMG

Electromylogram

ER

Emergency room

F

Fahrenheit

FBS

Fasting blood sugar

FF

Force fluids

FFP

Fresh frozen plasma

FH

Family history

FOB

Foot of bed

FR

Fluid restriction

F/U

Follow-up

g, gm

Gram

gr

Grain

gtt, gtts

Drop, drops

H/A

headache

Hct, crit

Hematocrit

Hgb

Hemoglobin

HIV

Human immunodeficiency virus

h/o

History of

HOB

Head of bed

Hr

Hour

Ht

Height

HTN

Hypertension

Hx

History

ICU

Intensive care unit

I & D

Incision and drainage

I & O

Intake and output

IM

Intramuscular

INR

Incentive spirometer

Isol

Isolation

IV

Intravenus

IVP

Intravenous push

IVPB

Intravenous piggy back

JCAHO

Joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations

KCl, K+

Potassium chloride

Kg

Kilogram

KUB

Kidneys, ureter and bladder

LLQ

Left lower quadrant

LOA

Leave of absence

LOC

Loss of consciousness OR laxative of choice

LP

Lumbar puncture

LR

Lactated ringers

LUL

Left upper lobe

MAE

Moves all extremities

MAR

Medication administration record

mcg

Microgram

mEq

Milliequivants

mg

Milligram

MI

Myocardial infraction (heart attack)

mL

Milliliters

mmHg

Millimeter of mercury

MN

Midnight

MOM

Milk of magnesia

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging

MVA

Motor vehical accident

Na+

Sodium

N/A

Not applicable

NAS

No added salt

NG, ng

Nasogastric

NKA

No known allergies

NMT

Nebulized mist treatment

noc

Night

NPO

Nothing by mouth

NS

Normal saline

OOB

Out of bed

O & P

Ova and parasites

OR

Operating room

p.c., pc

After meals

PA & lateral

Posterior/anterior & lateral

PARU

Post anesthesia recovery unit

PCA

Patient controlled analgesia

PCN

Penicillin

PE

Physical examination or pulmonary embolisim

PERRL

Pupils equal round and reactive to light

PERRLA

Pupils equal round reactive to light and accommodation

PFT

Pulmonary function tests

PID

Pelvic inflammatory disease

pm, p.m.

Afternoon, 12 noon to midnight

PND

Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

PNS

Peripheral nervous system

po

By mouth

Post-op

Post operative

PRN, prn

As needed

PT

Physical therapy OR prothrombin time

PTT

Partiak thromboplastin

PUD

Peptic ulser disease

PVD

Peripheral vascular disease

Px

Prognosis

q

Every

qam, QAM

Every morning

qhs

Every bedtime

qid, q.i.d.

Four times a day

qoh

Every other hour

RBC

Red blood count

RLL

Right lower lobe

RLQ

Right lower quadrant

RN

Registered nurse

r/o, R/O

Rule out

ROM

Range of motion

ROS

Review of system

RUL

Right upper lobe

RUQ

Right upper quadrant

RT

Respiratory therapy

r/t

Related to

Rx

Prescription, treatment

SL

Sublingual

SOB

Shortness of breath

s.o.s.

Administer once in necessary

s/p

Status post

Sub-Q

Subcutaneous

SSE

Soap suds enema

Stat, STAT

Immediately

STD

Sexually transmitted disease

supp

Suppository

susp

Suspension

Sx

Symptoms

T

Temperature

TB

Tuberculosis

Tbsp., tbsp

Tablespoon

TF

Tube feeding

TIA

Transient ischemic attack

tid, t.i.d.

Three times a day

TPN

Total perenteral nutrition

Tsp, tsp

Teaspoon

TURP

Transurethral resection of the prostate

Tx

Treatment or traction

U/A, u/a

Urinary analysis

UGI

Upper gastrointestinal

ULQ

Upper lower quadrant

U/O, u/o

Urinary output

URQ

Upper right quadrant

U/S, u/s

Ultrasound

URI

Upper respiratory infection

UTI

Urinary tract infection

Void

Empty bladder