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HS1 Med. Abbrv. ALL

HS1 Medical Abbreviations ALL

> greater than
< less than
hx history
# pound or number
' foot or minute
" inch or second
I i one
II ii two
V Five
X Ten
L Fifty
C One Hundred
D Five Hundred
M One Thousand
AM morning
COPD chronic obstrusive pulmonary disease
bid twice every day
cap capsule
CVA cerebral vascular accident
CT computerized tomography
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ac before meals
Cl chloride or chlorine
AP apical pulse
BP blood pressure
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CRT certified respiratory therapist
ABG arterial blood gas
AED automated external defibrillation
BMI body mass index
cc cubic centimeter
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privelages
CCU coronary care unit or critical care unit
Bl Wk blood work
CBC complete blood count
BUN blood urea nitrogen
F or ♀ female
M or ♂ male
c (with a line on top) with
D/C discontinue, discharge
DRG diagnostic related group
HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
gtts drops
HS hour of sleep
h hour(s)
Ht height
ECG electrocardiogram
H2O water
FBS fasting blood sugar
Hg mercury
EENT ear, eye, nose, throat
Gyn Gynecology
FFl force fluids
Dx diagnosis
EMT emergency medical technician
OR operating room
NPO nothing by mouth
Na sodium
LMP last menstrual period
LTC long term care
IM intramuscular
oz ounce(s)
OJ orange juice
IV intravenous
NaC1 salt
mm millimeters
OPD outpatient department
mg milligrams
mL milliliters
OU each eye
O2 oxygen
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
KCL potassium chloride
prn whenever necessary, as needed
RN registered nurse
Rx prescription, take, treatment
pt patient, pint (500 mL or cc)
R respiration, rectal
qid four times a day
q every
qod every other day
N/S normal saline
Ob obstetrics
pc after meals
pre-op before an operation
q2h every two hours
PT physical therapy
ROMs range of motions
po by mouth
up, increase, elevate
down, decrease, lower
stat immediately, at once
wt weight
T temperature
spec specimen
ss (with a line on top) one half
s (with a line on top) without
vp venipuncture, venous pressure
TPR take temperature, pulse, and respiration
SSE soap solution enema
VS vital signs
w/c wheel chair
Sig Give
tbsp tablespoon
subsq/SQ subsequently
wbc white blood cell
XR x-ray
Sx symptom, sign
SNF Skilled Nurse Facility
y/o years old
yob year of birth
Created by: malta18