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common abbreivations


a before
AA0X3 Awake, alert, oriented times 3 (person, place, time)
ABC Airway, breathing,circulation
ALS Advanced Life Support
AMA Against Medical Advise
AMI Acute Myocardial infarction
AP Apical pulse
ATV Automatic Transport Ventilator
ASA Aspirin
ASAP As soon as possible
ASHD Arteriosclerosis heart disease
BBS Bilateral Breath Sounds
bid twice a day
bilat Bilateral
BLS BLS Basic Life Support
BP Blood Pressure
BGL Blood Glucose Level
BSI Body Substance Isolation
BVM Bag Valve Mask
C (with line on top) with
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CAB Circulation, Airway, Breathing
CC Chief complaint
cc cubic centimeter
CCU Coronary care unit
CHF Congestive heart failure
CL Clear
CNS Central Nervous System
C Conscious and oriented
CO Carbon Monoxide
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Code3 Respond as rapidly as possible, red lights and sirens
C-Spine Cervical Spine
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CSF Cerebrovascular fluid
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
DC Discontinue
DCAP-BTLS Deformities, contusions, abrasions, penetrations, burns, tenderness, lacerations,swelling
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DOA Dead on Arrival
DOE Dyspnea on Exertion
DTs Delirium tremens
D50W 50% Dextrose in water
Dx Diagnosis
ED Emergency Department
EDC Estimated date of Confinement
ECG,EKG electrocardiogram
E & R Equal and reactive
Epi Epinephrine
Est Estimated
ETA Estimated time of Arrival
ETOH Ethyl Alcohol
ER Emergency room
ET Endotracheal
Fib Fibrillation
Fx Fracture
G Gravida
GCS Glascow,Coma Scale
GSW Gun Shot Wound
Ha Headache
Hosp Hospital
HTN Hypertension
Hx History
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IM Intramuscular
IV Intramuscular
J Joules
JVD Jugular Vein Distention
Kg Kilogram
L Left
Lac Laceration
LLE Left lower extremity
LLQ Left lower quadrant
LMP Last Menstrual period
LOC Loss of Consciousness
LUE Left upper extremity
LUQ Left upper quadrant
MAE Moves all extremities
MTVD Manually Triggered Ventilation Device
MDI Metered Dose Inhaler
Meds Medications
MOI Mechanism of injury
MI Myocardial infarction
NAD No acute distress
NC Nasal Cannula
NKA No known allergies
NOI Nature of illness
NPO Nothing by Mouth
NSR Normal Sinus rhythm
N & V Nausea and vomiting
NPA Nasopharyngeal Airway
NTG Nitroglycerin
NRM Non-Rebreather Mask
02 Oxygen
OB Obstetrics
OD Overdose
OPA Oropharyngeal Airway
OR Operating room
PD Police Department
PE Pulmonary edema
PERRL Pupils Equal Round and Reactive to light
PID Pelvic inflammatory disease
PMD Private Medical Doctor
P.O. By Mouth
Poss Possible
POV Privately owned vehicle
PR per rectum
PSI pounds per square inch
Pm When necessary/as needed
PTA Prior to,arrival
Q Each Every
Qid Four times a day
RLE Right lower extremitY
RLQ Right lower Quadrant
RN Registered Nurse
RO Rule out
ROM Range of motion
RUE Right Upper extremity
RUQ Right upper quadrant
Rx Prescription
S without
SIDS Sudden infant Death Symfrome
SNT Soft Non-Tender
s/s Signs/symptoms
STAT Immediately
Sx Symptoms
TB Tuberculosis
TIA Transient ischemic attack
TID Three times a day
Tx Treatment/transport
U/A Urinanalysis
UTI Urinary Tract infection
VD Venereal disease
VF Ventricular fibrillation
VS Vital Signs
VT Ventricular tachycardia
y/o Years old
abd Abdominal
b (with line on top) after
PT patient
S (with line on top) without
Created by: carsrock112