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O2 oxygen
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
os by mouth
OT occupational therapy
OTC over the counter
oz. ounce
p after, post
P pulse, pressure, phosphorus
pc after meals
PCA patient controlled analgesia
PE pulmonary embolism
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
PFT pulmonary function tests
PICC peripherally inserted central catheter
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMH past medical history
PO, po by mouth
pO2 partial pressure of oxygen
PPE personal protective equipment
PRN, prn as needed, whenever necessary
PSA prostate specific antigen
pt patient
PT physical therapy, prothrombin time
PTSD post traumatic stress disorder
PTT partial thromboplastin time
PUD peptic ulcer disease
PVC premature ventricular constractions
q every
qd once a day
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qid four times a day
qs quantity sufficient
R rectal temp, respirations
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBC red blood cells
resp respirations
RLQ right lower quadrant
R/O, r/o rule out, to exclude
ROM range of motion
Rt, rt right
RUQ right upper quadrant
RX prescription
s (with a line over it) without
SaO2 systemic arterial oxygen saturation (%)
S/E side effects
SL sublingual
SOB shortness of breath
sp gr specific gravity
ss (with line over it) one half
SS soap suds
S/S, s/s signs/symptoms
stat immediately
subcut, subQ subcutaneous
sx symptoms
Created by: shaston001