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Pulmonary Abbreviat

Pulmonary Abbreviations

ABGs arterial blood gases
ARF acute respiratory failure
AP view anteroposterior view in radiology
ARD acute respiratory disease
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
Broncho bronchoscopy
BS breath sounds
CF cystic fibrosis
CO2 carbon dioxide
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C&S sputum culture and sensitivity
CTA clear to auscultation
CXR chest x-ray
DOE dyspnea upon exertion
ET endotracheal
flu influenza
HMD hyaline membrane disease
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
LLL left lower lobe
LUL left upper lobe
O2 oxygen
PA view posteroanterior view in radiology
PE pulmonary embolus
PFT pulmonary function test
PPD purified protein derivative (tuberculin test)
R respirations
RD respiratory disease
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RLL right lower lobe
RML right middle lobe
RR respiratory rate
RUL right upper lobe
SARS severe acute respiratory syndrome
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
Created by: jlhorne