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HS Abbreviations

< less than
> greater than
_ c with
upward arrow increased or elevated
downward arrow decreased or lower, reduced
O or F - | female
circle with arrow or M male
o degree
triangle change
hx history
3 with a flat top dram
3 with a z on top ounce
' foot or minute
" inch or second
I or 1 or T with a dot on top one
II or ii or TT with two dots on top two
V 5
X 10
L 50
C 100
D 500
M 1000
ac before meals
Cl chloride or chlorine
AP apical pulse
BP blood pressure
CDC centers for disease control and prevention
AED automated external defibrillation
BMI body mass index
CVA cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
bid twice a day
cc cubic centimeter
am before noon
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
CCU coronary care unit, critical care unit
Bl Wk blood work
CT computerized tomography
CBC complete blood count
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Cap capsule
ADL activities of daily living
cl liq clear liquids
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
D/C discharge, discontinue
DRG diagnostic related group
HIPAA Health insurance portability and accountability act
gtts drop(s)
h hour
HS hour of sleep bedtime
Ht height
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
H2O water
FBS fasting blood sugar
Hg mercury
EENT ear eye nose throat
Gyn Gynecology
FFL force fluids
Dx diagnosis
EMT emergency medical technician
ABG arterial blood gas
CRTT certified respiratory therapeutic technician
OR operating room
NPO nothing by mouth
Na sodium
LMP last menstrual period
LTC long term care
IM intramuscular
Oj orange juice
mL milliliter
N/S normal saline
IV intravenous
NaCl sodium chloride (salt)
mm millimeter
OPD out patient department or clinic
Pb lead
Mg magnesium
OU each eye
O2 oxygen
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
KCL potassium chloride
ICU intensive care unit
K potassium
I&O intake and output
Kg, kg kilogram
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder X-ray
ICD international classification of diseases
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