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Health Science I.


ABD abdominal
ac before meals
Ad Lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
adm admission
amb ambulatory
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AROM active rang of motion
ASAP as soon as possible
ATC Athletic Trainer Certified
as tol as tolerated
b.i.d. twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
BRP bathroom privileges
c with
C centigrade
Ca cancer
CBC complete blood count
CDC center of disease control & prevention
CHF congestive heart failure
c/o complains of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA cerebral vascular accident
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DON director of nursing
Dx diagnosis
ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
EMS emergency medical services
EMT emergency medical technician
ETOH alcohol
FWB full weight bearing
Fx fracture
FYI for your information
GI gastrointestinal
h or hr hour
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCV hepatitis C virus
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HOB head of bead
HOH hard of hearing
HS bed time
HTN hypertension
I & O intake and output
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
l liter
L or lt left
lb pound
LTC long term care
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphyolococcus aureus
N & V nausea and vomiting
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NWB non-weight bearing
O2 oxygen
OOB out of bed
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OT Occupational Therapy
p post (after)
pc after meals
po by mouth
POA power of attorney
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PROM passive range of motion
pt patient
PT Physical Therapy
PTA Physical Therapy Assistant
PWB partial weight bearing
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
q.i.d. every four days
qod every other day
qs/qS/QS every shift
R right
rehab rehabilitation
RICE rest, ice, compression, elevate
RO rule out
ROM rang of motion
s without
SOB short of breath
s/s or S signs and symptoms
stat immediately
STD sexually transmitted disease
TB tuberculosis
TIA transient ischemic attack
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
t.i.d. three times a day
UA urinalysis
unk unknown
VS vital signs
wc wheel chairs
WNL within normal limits
wt weight
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