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Healthcare Abb. A-H

Healthcare Abb.

ac before meals
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
AIDS acquired infectious disease
AP apical pulse
ax axilla;axillary
amb ambulance;ambulate
am morning
amt amount
abd abdomen
aka above-knee amputation
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BS blood sugar
BRP bathroom privilages
bka below-knee amputation
BR bed rest
CA cancer
CHF congestive heart failure
C/S culture and sensitivity
C/O complains of
c (with a line over the c) with
CBC complete blood count
CDC center for disease control
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Cath catheter
CVA cardiovascular accident;cerebrovascular accident
DW distilled water
DX diagnosis
D/C discontinue
DSD dry sterile dressing
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid
DNR do not resusciatate
EKG electrocardiogram
EMS emergency medical system
EMT emergency medical technician
EEG electroencephalogram
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
FBS fasting blood sugar
Foley Foley catheter
fx fracture
F fahrenheit
GB gait belt
GI gastrointestinal
G-tube gastrointestinal tube
ht height
HOH hard of hearing
HOB head of bed
hct hematocrit
Hg mercury
hgb hemoglobin
H2O water
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
Hr, hr ,or h hour
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