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HealthExp. Abbrv.

*#--Medical Abreviatons

abd. abdomin
am/AM morning
amt. amount
approx. apprximatly
bm/BM bowel movement
B/P blood pressure
c* celcius degree
Cath. catheter
CO2 carbon dioxide
CPR cardiopulminary resusitaion
Med. medicine
min. minute
NA nurses aid/ nurses assistant
noct. or noc. night
O2 Oxygen
Ob obstetrics
ORTH orthopedrics
PM/pm night
post after
pre before
Pt/pt patient
P.T physical therapy
RN registered nurse
Rx perscription
Surg. surgeory
TLC tender loving care
VS vital signs
wt weight
O.R operating room
E.R emergency room
R.R recovery room
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
F* farenheit degree
H2O water
ht height
hyper above
hypo below
ICU intensive care unit
IV intravaneous
lab laboratory
LPN licenced practical nurse
LVN licenced vocational nurse
M.D medical doctor
a.c before meals
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
amb ambulate/walk
ax axillary/armpit
bid/Bid twice a day
BRP bathroom privilages
c with a line over it with
CA cancer
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeters
CCU coronary care unit
c/o complains of
CVA cerebro accident/ stroke
dc, d/c discontinue
dx diagnosis
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT eyes ears nose throat
fx fracture
GI genitourinary
GU gastrointestinal
hr hour
hs bedtime
I intake and output
ng nasogastric tube
OOB/oob out of bed
O.T ocupational
pc after meals
PEDS pediatrics
per by, through
po by mouth
postop, postOP post operative
prn whenever required
q with a line over it every
qd every day
q2h every two hours
q3h every three hours
q4h every four hours
qhs every night before bedtime
qod/QOD every other day
r rectal
ROM range of motioin
s with a line over it without
sob short of breath
TID/tid three times a day
spec. specimin
WBC white blood cell count
w/c wheel chair
ss with a line over it one half
stat at once, imidiatly
Created by: MaloryAndJessica