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5 - October 11, 2011

Introduction to Patient Care - Abbreviations (1 - 47)

a before
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
am before noon
AMA against medical advice
ADL activities of daily living
ASAP as soon as possible
bid or BID twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
BSC bedside commode
C centigrade, celsius
c with
CD constant drainage
cm centimeter
C & S culture and sensitivty
c/o complians of
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DSD dry sterile dressing
dx diagnosis
F fehrenheit
FUO fever of undetermined origin
FWB full weight bearing
fx fracture
GI gastrointestinal
Gm,gm,g gram
gtt,gtts drop,drops
H2O water
H2O2 hydrogen peroxide
HEENT head,eyes,ears,nose and throat
H/O history of
HOH hard of hearing
H & P history and physical
hx history
I & O intake & output
IV intavenous
K potassium
kg kilogram
LMP last menstrual period
mg milligram
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
Na sodium
NAS no added sodium,salt
Created by: bjbert