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lesson 10


aa of each The patient will take two drops (gtts) aa medication at bedtime (hs).
abd abdominal The patient's abd is soft and nondistended.
ac before meals The patient is to take the medication a.c.
ADL activities of daily living The patient's ADL has decreased since her stroke.
ad lib as desired The patient may be out of bed (OOB) ad lib.
AM mornings The patients are to be bathed in the a.m.
amt. amount The patient ate 30% of the amt. of his diet.
AROM active range of motion The doctor ordered AROM exercises for the patient.
ax axillary The infant's temperature was 98.2 (AX).
BID 2 times per day The doctor ordered the patient to sit up in the chair BID.
BM Bowel Movement The infant had BMs x7 for the previous 24 hours. (The x means times.)
BP blood pressure The patient's BP was 122/78. (This is a normal BP.)
BRP Bathroom Privelages The recovering fractured hip patient was granted BRP.
C celsius The liquid oxygen was stored at -30° (Celsius).
Ĉˉ (C with line over) with The patient is to take the Ĉˉ medication water.
cal calorie The dietician recommended that the patient be placed on a 2400 cal ADA diet.
cath catheter The doctor ordered a urinary cath for the patient with retention (who could not urinate).
CBR complete bed rest The patient with the myocardial infarction was placed on CBR.
CC cubic centimeter The patient was to receive 30cc's of the medication PO (by mouth).
CHF congestive heart failure The doctor ordered lasix, a diuretic, for the patient with CHF.
CM centimeter The infant's abdominal girth was 32 cms. (Abdominal girth is the diameter of the abdomen. It is measured in newborn infants in order to insure adequate digestion.)
CN charge nurse The CN wanted a report on the patient's vital signs.
CNS central Nervous System The concussion caused the patient to have CNS depression.
c/o complains of The patient c/o angina with exertion. (Chest pain with activity.)
DC discontinue The doctor ordered the patient's IV to be DC'd.
DON director of nurses The DON was preparing the staff for a JACH visit.
dx diagnosis The doctor was not prepared to offer a DX at this time.
fx fracture The boy fx'd his femur (the large bone located in the thigh).
a before The patient's orders state, "Enema a pre-op."
GI Gastrointestinal The patient was admitted in GI distress (stomach hurt).
GTT drop The patient was to take 3 gtts of medication in the left eye (O.S.).
GU genitourinary The man with a swollen prostate was admitted for GU complications.
h hour The patient was to stay up in the chair for x3h.
HOB head of bed The doctor's order stated that the patient should be kept in reverse Trendelenberg position. (Trendelenberg position is where the hips are placed higher than the head)
HOH hard of hearing The patient's chart indicated that he was HOH.
HS hour of sleep The patient was ordered 15mg of restoril (a sleeping pill) @ hs.
I/O intake/ output The patient with CHF (congestive heart failure) was placed on I/O
Created by: sc.bowman