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Chapter 6:1 Using Medical Abbreviations #'s 1-30

D/C discontinue
OR operating room
prn whenever necessary as needed
ac before meals
stat immediatly at once
RN registered nurse
wt weight
CL chloride, chlorine
Rx prescription, take, treatment
AP apical pulse
T temperature
NPO nothing by mouth
spec specimen
c with
ss one half
s without
pt patient, pint
BP blood pressure
R respiration, rectal
Na sodium
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
DRG diagnostic related group
LMP last menstrual period
(arrow pointing up) higher, elevate or up
(circle with a T on the bottom) female
vp venipuncture, venous pressure
AED automated external defibrillation
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
LTC long-term care
BMI body mass index
Created by: lilianita