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My med.abbreviations

Med. Term. Course

a before
aa of each
a.c. before meals
ADL Activity of daily living
ad lib as desired
AROM Active Range of MotionActive Range of Motion
BID 2x a day
AX axillary
BRP Bathroom Priviledges
c celcius
-c with
cal calorie
CBR Complete Bed Rest
cc cubic centimeters
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
C.N. Charge Nurse
CNS Central Nervous System
c/o complains of
DC discontinue
DON Director of Nurses
DX Diagnosis
fx fracture
GI GastrointestinalGastrointestinal
gtt(s) drop or drops
GU Genitourinary
h hour
HOB Head of Bed
HOH Hard of Hearing
HS Hour of Sleep
I/O Intake & Output
L Liter
LE Lower Extremity
LLE Lower Left Extremity
LUE Lower Upper Extremity
Lt. Left
MI Myocardial Infarction (or Heart Attack)
mm millimeter
noc night
NPO Nothing by Mouth
N/V Nausea & Vomiting
O.D. Right Eye
O.S. Left Eye
OOB Out of Bed
O.U. Both eyes
-p after
P pulse
p.c. after meals - (a.c. - before meals)
PO by mouth
prn as needed
PROM Passive Range of Motion
pt. patient
qd everyday
qod every other day
qh every hour
qh2 every 2 hours
qid 4 times a day
QNS Quantity not sufficient
QS Quantity sufficient
R (in a circle) rectal
R respirations
RE Right Extremity
RUE Right Upper Extremity
RLE Right Lower Extremity
ROM Range of Motion
Rx Prescription
Created by: kittykats