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appendix B

Test 1 sections A-I

ABC Airway/Breathing/Circulation
abd abdomen, abduction
ABG arterial blood gases
ABX Antibiotics
ADA American Diabetic Association
add adduction
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ad lib as much as needed, as desired
Adm. Admission
AKA Above the knee amputation
a.m. morning
AMA against medical advice
AMB, amb Ambulatory
amp ampule
Ant. Anterior
AP anterior-posterior
ARF Acute renal failure
AROM Active range of motion
ASAP as soon as possible
ASA aspirin
ASSMT Assessment
as tol as tolerated
Ax Axillary
BBS bilateral breath sounds
BCX blood culture
BE barium enema
BG blood glucose
bid twice daily
bil bilateral
BKA Below the Knee Amputation
Bld blood
BLE bilateral lower extremity
bm bowel movement
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP, B/P blood pressure
BPM, bpm beats per minute
bs bowel sounds
bs bedside
BS blood sugar
BS breath sounds
BSA body surface area
BUE Bilateral Upper Extremity
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx biopsy
C Degrees Centigrade C
Ca Calcium
CA Cancer, carcinoma
Cal. calorie
CT computerized axial tomography
cath catheter, catherization
CBC complete blood count
CBR Complete bed rest
CDC Center for Disease Control
CEA carcinoembryonic antigen
CHD congenital heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
CHO carbohydrate
cl liq clear liquid
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
C02 Carbon dioxide
Cont. continued
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRF chronic renal failure
CRTT Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician
C/S C-section
C culture and sensitivity
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CTA clear to auscultation
CV Cardiovascular
CVA Cerebrovascular
CVL Central Venous Line
Cx Culture
CXR Chest x-ray
DAT diet as tolerated
DI diabetes insipidus
Diab. diabetes
DM Diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
D5NS Detrose 5% normal saline
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
Dr. Doctor
Drsg dressing
dx diagnosis
EKG electrocardiogram
Echo echocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
e.g. for example
ENT ear, nose and throat
EOM extraocular muscles, movement
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD End-stage renal disease
et and
E.T. Expiratory Time
ETT endotracheal tube
F Female
F Degrees Fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fe iron
FEV Forced Expiratory volume
FHX - Family history
fl fluid
FNP Family Nurse Practitioner
FREQ frequent
FROM full range of motion
FS full strength
F/U Follow-up
FUO fever of undetermined origin
FWB full weight bearing
Fx fracture
GFR glomerular filtration rate
GI gastrointestinal
gm gram
GT Gastrostomy tube
GTC generalized tonic clonic
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
gtts drops
GU genitourinary
GYN gynecology
HBG Glycolated hemoglobin
Hct hematocrit (to be used by laboratory only)
HEENT head, eyes, ears, nose and throat
Hgb hemoglobin
HOB head of bed
H & H hemoglobin and hematocrit
H history and physical
hr hour
HR heart rate
hs, h.s. hour of sleep
Ht. height
HTN hypertension
hx history
I Independent
IBW ideal body weight
ICU intensive care unit
I incision and drainage
IDDM Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IM intramuscular
IMM immunization
Inj injection
I intake and output
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
IS Incentive spirometry
IV intravenous (write continuous or push)
Created by: jlewis22