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Abbreviations (A-Z)

ac before meals
cl Chloride, Chlorine
AP Apical Pulse
BP Blood Pressure
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
AED Automated External Defibrillator
BMI Body Mass Index
bid Twice a day
cc Cubic centimeters
AM morning
BR Bed rest
BRP bathroom priviledges
CCU Coronary care unit
BlWk Blood work
CBC Complete blood count
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
Cap Capsule
ADL Activities of Daily Living
cl liq Clear Liquids
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Pi sign with 2 dots above it Two
CVA Celebral Vascular Accident
CT Computerized Tomography
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support
D/C Discontinue, discharge
DRG Diagnostic Related Group
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountabily Act
Gtts Drops
H Hours
HS Bedtime
ECG Electrocardiogram
H2O Water
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
Hg Mercury
EENT Ear, Eye, Nose, and Throat
Gyn Gynecology
AM Morning
FFl Force Fluids
Dx Diagnosis
EMT Emergency Medical Technicians
prn whenever necessary, as needed
RN Registered Nurse
Rx Prescriptions
pt Patient;Pint
R Respiration, Rectal
qid Four times a day
q every
qod every other day
qt quart
SSE Soap Solution Enema
pc After meals
pre-op before an operation
q2h every 2 hours
PT Physical therapy
ROMs Range of motions
q6h Every 6 hours
q12h every 12 hours
po by mouth
OR Operating room
NPO Nothing by mouth
Na Sodium
LMP Last Menstrual Period
LTC Long-term care
IM Intramuscular
oz Ounces
OJ Orange Juice
mL Milliliter
N/S Normal Saline
IV Intravenous
NaCl Sodium Chloride
mm Millimeter
OPD Outpatient Department
Ob Obstetrics
mg Milligrams
OU each eye
O2 Oxygen
IPPB Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing
KCL Potassium Chloride
op Operation
Complains of
stat immediately, at once
wt weight
T Temperature
ss̅ one half
spec specimen
vp venipuncture, venous pressure
TPR Temperature, pulse, respiration
tsp Tablespoon
tab tablet
VS Vital Signs
w/c wheel chair
sig give the following directions
tid three times a day
Created by: marilaric