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Med Term Mod 12

Abbreviations & Meanings

ABGs arterial blood gases
AFB acid-fast bacillus
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
BAL bronchioalveolar lavage
Bronch bronchoscopy
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C&S culture & sensitivity
CTA clear to auscultation
CXR chest x-ray (film)
DLCO diffusion capacity of the lung for cardon monoxide
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DPI dry powder inhaler
DPT diptheria, pertussis, tetanus vaccination
ERV expiratory reserve
FEV1 forced expiratory volume in 1 second
FVC forced vital capacity
HHN hand-held nebulizer
HC03- bicarbonate
ICU intensive care unit
IRV inspiratory reserve volume
LLL lower left lobe of lung
LUL left upper lobe of lung
MDI metered-dose inhaler
NC nasal cannula
NIV noninvasive ventilation
NSCLC non-small cell lung cancer
O2 oxygen
OSA obstructive sleep apnea
PaCO2 carbon dioxide partial pressure
PaO2 oxygen partial pressure
PA gram pulmonary angiogram
PCP pneumocystis pneumonia
PE pulmonary embolism
PEP positive expiratory pressure
PEEP positive-end expiratory pressure
PFTs pulmonary function tests
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PPD purified protein derivative
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RLL right lower lobe of lung
RSV respiratory syncytial virus
RUL right upper lobe of lung
RV residual volume
SCLC small cell lung cancer
SIMV synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation
SOA shortness of air
SOB shortness of breath
TB tuberculosis
TBNA transbronchial needle aspiration
TLC total lung capacity
URI upper respiratory infection
VT tidal volume
VAP ventilator-associated pneumonia
VATS video-assisted thoracic surgery
VC vital capacity
V/Q scan ventilation-perfusion scan