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math 114 fall 2009

1 mg = ? mcg 1000 mcg
1 mL = ? cc 1 cc
1 cm = ? mm 10 mm
1 Tbsp = ? tsp 3 tsp
15 drops = ? mL 1.0 mL
1 inch = ? cm 2.54 cm
4 grams = ?dr or ?gr 1 dram or 60 gr
1 ml = ? minims or = ? gtt 15 minims or 15 gtt
212 F = ? C 100 C
@ at
1 g = ? mg 1000 mg
1 liter = ? mL 1000 mL
1 m = ? cm 100 cm
1 cup = ? oz or ? mL 8 oz or 240 mL
1 drop = ? mL 0.0667 mL
1 kilogram = ? lb 2.2 lbs
1 gram = ? gr or ? tsp 15 gr or ¼ tsp
16 ounces = ? pt 1 pt
98.6 F = ? C 37C
To convert C to F multiply by 9/5 then add 32
ac before meals
ad lib As desired
amal amalgam (dental restoration material)
ASA aspirin
bid twice a day
BP blood pressure
BSA body surface area
cal calorie
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
COTA Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
ADA Americans with disabilities act
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
amp Ampule or ampoule
ASHD arterosclerotic heart disease
Bl blood
BR bedrest
cbar with
cap capsule
Cl chloride or chlorine
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
ADL Activities of daily living
AM, am morning (before noon)
AP apical pulse
Ax axilla, axilary, armpit
BM bowel movement
BRP bathroom privileges
C degrees Celsius
CBC complete blood count
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Cr Crown
C-section Caesarean section, surgical removal of infant
dil dilute
DNR Do not resuscitate
D/W dextrose in water
EMS emergency medical services
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
F degrees Fahrenheit
FIM Functional Independence Measure
GB gallbladder
hct hematocrit
CVA cerebral vascular accident, stroke
disc discontinue
D/S dextrose in saline
ECG electrocardiogram
EMT emergency medical technician
ext extract, extraction, external
FBS Fasting blood sugar
Fl Fluoride
GI gastrointestinal
HEP Home exercise program
daily everyday
DOB Date or birth
DW distilled water
EEG electroencephalogram
EO extraoral
Dent Dental
FF, FFl force fluids
Fl Tx Fluoride Treatment
GTT glucose tolerance test
Hg mercury
hgb hemoglobin
Hr, hr, or h hour, hours
I&O intake and output
IEP Individualized Education Plan
IO intraoral
IVP Intravenous push
KCl potassium chloride
MCP/MP metacarpophalangeal
mEq milliequivalent
MN midnight
HIPPA Health Information Portability and Accountability Act
Ht height
IADL Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
IM intramuscular
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
IVPB Intravenous piggy back
LA local anesthesia
MD medical doctor
Mg magnesium
MVA Motor Vehicle Accident
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HTN hypertension
ID intradermal
inj injection
IV intravenous
K potassium
LPN licensed practical nurse
Med Hx medical history
min minute
NaCl sodium chloride
NAS intranasal
NPO nothing by mouth
OR operating room
pbar after
PDR Physician’s Desk Reference
PMH Past medical history
PP or pp postpartum, after delivery
PT physical therapy
q2h every 2 hours
qid four times a day
NG, ng nasogastric (nose to stomach) tube
N/S or NS normal saline
OT occupational therapy
pc after meals
pH measure of acidity or alkalinity
po or PO by mouth, per orum
preop before an operation
q every
q3h every 3 hours
qoh every other hour
NKDA No known drug allergies
NWB Non-weight bearing
OTC Over the counter
PCA patient controlled analgesia
PM, pm after noon
postop after an operation
prn whenever necessary, as needed
qh every hour
q4h every 4 hours
qs quantity sufficient
RBC red blood cell or count
RN registered nurse
Rx prescription, take, treatment
sl or SL sublingual
sol solution
staph staphylococcus infection
strep streptococcus infection
tab tablet
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
U units
RDA recommended daily allowance
ROM Range of motion
sbar or w/o without
subcut subcutaneous
sos if necessary
stat immediately, at once
Surg surgery
TBI Traumatic brain injury
TTWB Toe-touch weight-bearing
URI upper respiratory infection
RDH registered dental hygienist
RT respiratory therapist
SCI Spinal cord injury
Sig give the following directions
STD sexually transmitted disease
T temperature
tid 3 times a day
TTY/TDD Teletypewriter/telecommunication device for the deaf
UTI Urinary tract infection
VS vital signs (TPR and BP)
WFL Within functional limits
X-ray radiograph
WBTA Weight-bearing as tolerated
wt weight
WBC white blood cell or count
WNL Within normal limits
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