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Nursing abbrev 9/30

Nursing abbreviations

a before
amp ampoule
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
ax. axillary
b.i.d. twice a day
C Celsius, centigrade
c ( line above the "c") with
cap capsule
DS Double Strength
F Fahrenheit
GM, G, gm gram
gr grain
h or hr hour
I.V. intravenous
Kg kilogram
L Liter
lb or # pounds
mg milligram
ml or ML milliliter
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
o oral
oz. ounce
p ( line above the "p") after
pc after meals
po by mouth
prn as needed, when necessary
pt pint
q.i.d four times a day
R or PR Rectal
R, Rt, (R) ( actually a circle around a capital R) right
gal gallon
elix elixir
i one
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IVPB IV piggyback
KVO Keep vein open
m minum
mEq milliequivalent
mcg microgram
NGT nasogastric tube
NKDA no known drug allergies
qt quart
qam every morning
q3h every 3 hours
Rx perscription
s without
SA sustained action
SR sustained release
stat immediately
subcut subcutaneous
sl or SL sublingual
sol or soln solution
S & S Swish & swallow or signs & symptoms
Supp suppository
susp suspension
syr syrup
tab tablet
tbsp, T tablespoon
tid three times a day
tinct or tn tincture
TO telephone order
top topical
tsp or t teaspoon
oint ointment
VO verbal order
v or pv vaginally
Created by: linsaffle