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CNA Abbreviationss

Common Medical Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
abd abdomen
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
amb ambulatory
amt amount
ap apical pulse
ASAP as soon as possible
Ax auxillary
b.i.d twice a day
BM bowel movement
B.R bathroom
BRP bathroom privileges
BSC bed-side commode
C celsius
- c with
CA cancer
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CBR complete bed rest
cc cubic centimeter
CCU critical care unit
CHD coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
cl liq clear liquid
c/o complains of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardio-pulmonary resuscitation
CVA cerebral vascular attack
d/c discontinue
DJD degenerative joint disease
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
drsg dressing
Dx diagnosis
ECG EKG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
ER emergency room
F fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF force fluids
Fl fluid
Ft feet
GB gallbladder
GI gastrointestinal
GU genital urinary
H hour
H2O water
HBV hepatitis B virus
HOB head of bed
Ht height
ICU intensive care unit
In inches
L liters
Lab laboratory
lb pound
LLQ left lower quadrant
L.M.P last menstrual period
LUQ left upper quadrant
meds medication
min minute
ml millileters
neg negative
noc night
N/V nausea/vomiting
O2 oxygen
OB obstetrics
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
oz ounces
pc after meals
Peds pediatrics
per by
po by mouth
prep preparation
prn as needed
PT physical therapy
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
qhs every hour sleep
qid four times a day
qod every other day
qs quantity sufficient
RBC red blood count
RLQ right lower quadrant
RR recovery room
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx prescription
- s without
SOB shortness of breath
Spec specimum
SSE soap suds enema
ST speech therapist
STAT again
s/s signs and symptoms
tbsp tablespoon
t.i.d three times a day
tsp teaspoon
Tx treatment
UA urinanalysis
UKA unknown allergies
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
WBC white blood count
w/c wheelchair
WNL within normal limits
wt weight
Created by: alinachuma