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Lesson 11

Common Abbreviations S thru W and Specialized Abbreviations

S with line over it without
sig write; to be labeled
SOB shortness of breath
ss half
SSE soap suds enema
staph staphylococcus
stat immediately
strep streptococcus
syr syrup
T temperature
tab tablet
tbsp tablespoon
tid three times a day
To telephone order
TPR temperature, pulse and respirations
tsp teaspoon
UP universal precautions
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
v.o. verbal order
v.s. vital signs
w/c wheelchair
wt. weight
ccu coronary care unit; critical care unit
cs central supply
EENT eyes, ears, nose and throat
ER emergency room
GI lab gastrointestinal lab
lab laboratory
MICU medical intensive care
NICU neuro intensive care unit; neonatal intensive care unit
OB-GYN obstetrics and gynecology, or obstetrician gynecologist
OR operating room
pedi pediatrics
PT physical therapy
RT respiratory therapy
SICU surgical intensive care unit
ABG arterial blood gas
ACP acute care panel
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C culture and sensitivity
CBC complete blood count
chem chemistry
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CXR chest x ray
DPT diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
FBS fasting blood sugar
HCT hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin
lyete electrolytes
O ova and parasites
O2 oxygen
RBC red blood cells
TB tuberculosis
UA urinalysis
WBC white blood cells
Ca Calcium
Cl chloride
CRE creatinine
Fe iron
Glu glucose
K+ potassium
Na sodium
NaHCO3 sodium bicarbonate
Created by: dixierose