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Abbreviations (ALL)

CNA Abbreviations

@ at
# number or pound
abd abdomen
a.c. before meals
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
amb ambulate
amt amount
approx. approximate
as tol. as tolerated
ax axillary
bid twice a day
BKA Below the knee amputation
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
BR Bedrest, bathroom
cc cubic centimeter
c/o complaint of
CA cancer
C/S Culture and Sensitivity
cath catheter
CHF congestive heart failure
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CRT Capillary Refill Time
CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident
d/c discontinue
DD Developmentally Disabled
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DNR Do not resuscitate
DOA Dead on Arrival
DOB Date of Birth
DOE Dyspnea on exertion
DQ Decubitus ulcer
drsg dressing
Dr. doctor
dx diagnosis
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
et and
ETOH alcohol
F Fahrenheit
FH Family History
Foley Indwelling Urinary Catheter
FU Follow up
FUO Fever of unknown origin
FWB Full Weight Bearing
fx fracture
GI Gastrointestinal
gtt drop
h/hr hour
HOB head of bed
HOH Hard of hearing
hs/HS hour of sleep
HT/Ht Height
HTN Hypertension
Hx History
I & O Intake and output
IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
NIDDM Non-Insulin Dependent
IM Intramuscular
IV Intravenous
kg kilogram
L liter
lab laboratory
lb pound
liq liquid
LOC level of conciousness
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
Lt left
MD medical doctor
MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
MR Mentally Retarded
Na Sodium
NAS No added salt
NCS No concentrated sweets
NG Nasogastric
NKA No known allergies
noc/noct. night
NPO Nothing by mouth
NWB non-weight bearing
NS Normal Saline
OOB Out of Bed
oz ounce
PT Physical Therapy
p.c. after meals
per by or through
po by mouth
prn when necessary
pt./Pt patient
PWB Partial Weight Bearing
q every
q2h every 2 hours
qd every day
qh every hour
qid/QID 4 times a day
qod/QOD every other day
PWB partial weight bearing
qh every hour
QS quanity sufficient
RACE Rescue Alarm Contain Extinguish
R rectal
r/o rule out
RBC Red blood cell/count
resp respiratory
RN Registered Nurse
ROM Range of Motion
Rx Prescription
SOB short of breath
SSE soap suds enema
stat immediately/at once
supp suppository
temp temperature
TIA transient ischemic attack
tid/TID three times a day
TKO to keep open
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
tx treatment
up ad lib up as desired
ung. ointment
VS vital signs
w/c wheel chair
WA while awake
WNL within normal limits
x times
YOB year of birth
< less than
CS Central Supply
DR Delivery Room
EENT Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat
ED/ER Emergency Department/Emergency Room
Gyn Gynecology
ICCU Intensive Cononary Care Unit
MRD Medical Record Department
NICU Newborn Intensive Care Unit
Nsy Nursery
OB Obstetrics
OR Operating Room
OT Occupational Therapy
Peds Pediatrics
PARR Post Anesthetic Recovery Room
RR Recovery Room
SICU Surgical Intensive Care Unit
A/O alert and oriented
act. activity
assist. assistance
a absence or without
brady slow
bil bilateral
BSC bedside commode
A/O alert and oriented
act. activity
assist. assistance
a absence or eithout
brady slow
bil. bilateral
BSC bed side commode
c- with
c 0 centigrade
dys difficult
eryth red
fx fracture
F/C foley catheter
ff force fluids
hs hour of sleep
H2O water
hemi half
incont. Incontinent
ml. milliliter
med. medication
OS left eye
OD right eye
O2 oxygen
OU both eyes
poly many
pre before
post after
p after
qs quantity sufficient
rt. right
s- without
ss half
tbsp tablespoon
tsp. teaspoon
tab. tablet
UTI urinary tract infection
U/A urinalysis
wt. weight
bess bess
bl bl
Created by: kgiles