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health science abb.

flash cards for class

-a before
A alert and oriented
abn abnormal
AMA against medical advice
ABG's arterial blood gases
G/C geri-chair
ADL activities of daily living
Adv.Dir advanced directive
a fib atrial fibrillation
amt amount
BSC bed side commode
approx. approxomite
@ at
as tol as tolerated
AM/a.m. morning
ALS advanced life support
BS breath sounds
BX or bx biopsy
AROM active range of motion
PROM passive range of motion
CA carcinoma, cancer
CNS central nervous system
cath catheter
q- every
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CXR chest x-ray
CVA celebral vascualar accident
CSF celebral spinal fluid
D.O.N director of nurses
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
drsg dressing
DVT deep vein thrombosis
ED emergency apartment
DM Diabetes Mellitus
ER emergency room
FWB full weight bearing
Fx fracture
ft feet
GI gastrointestinal
GERD gastro esophageal reflux disease
gtts drops
Created by: kiersty5