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Final Exam

Physical Exam Abbreviations

L.U.Q Left Upper Quadrant
L.L.Q Left Lower Quadrant
R.U.Q Right Upper Quadrant
R.L.Q Right Left Quadrant
abd abdomen
ant anterior
post posterior/after
C.N.S Central Nervous System
c/o complains of
D.T delirium tremors (from alcoholism)
DX diagnoses
GI gastrointestinal
L.M.P last menstrual period
L.E lower extremity (leg)
H.O.H hard of hearing
D.N.R Do not resuscitate (do not perform CPR)
D.N.I Do not in (put in a tube to help patient breath)
I & D incision & drainage (of a wound or surgical site)
N.K.A no known allergies
ETOH alcohol
Δ change
N.S.R normal sinus rhythm (heart rhythm)
ad lib as desired
cont continuous
cont/DC discontinue
rt right/routine
lt left
˂ less than
˃ greater than
Rx prescription
WC Wheelchair
N.H.P Nursing home placement
R.T.C return to clinic (make a doctor's appt)
MT multiple trauma (patient has multiple injuries from one incident) *empty
D.R.G Diagnoses Related Group (an insurance coding system)
S/P status post (used to indicated has had surgery or procedure i.e. S/P Chole
nec necessary
noc night
H&P History & Physical (a report dictated by the patient's doctor)
BS bowel sounds
Created by: Karlita_Reyes