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KSPT Abbreviations

a before
A: assessment
AAA Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
AAFO Articulating Ankle Foot Orthosis
AAROM active assistive range of motion
Abd, ABD abduction
ABG arterial blood gases
AC alternating current
ACA Anterior Cerebral Artery
AC acromioclavicular
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
AD assistive device
Add, ADD adduction
ADD attention deficit disorder
ADHD attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib at discretion
adm admission, admitted
AE above elbow
Afib atrial fibrillation
AFO ankle foot orthosis
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AIIS anterior inferior iliac spine
AK above knee
AKA above knee amputation
A-line arterial line
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
a.m. morning
AMA against medical advice
amb ambulate, ambulatory, ambulation
ANS autonomic nervous system
ant anterior
A & O alert & oriented
AP, A/P anterior to posterior
approx approximate, approximately
appt appointment
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
ARF acute renal failure
AROM active range of motion
ASA aspirin
ASD arterial septal defect
ASIA American Spinal Injury Association
ASIS anterior superior iliac spine
assist assistant, assistance, assistive
ATC Athletic Trainer Certified
ATNR asymmetrical tonic neck refles
AV atrioventricular
AVM arteriovenous malformation
A-V arteriovenous
bilat bilateral
bal balance
B & B bowel & bladder
BBB bundle branch block
BE below elbow
b.i.d. twice per day
b.i.w. twice per week
BK below knee
BM bowel movement
BNL below normal limits
BOS base of support
BP blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
B/S bedside
BS breath sounds
BUN blood urea nitrogen
C centigrade
CA cancer, carcinoma
CABG coronary artery bipass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
cal calories
CAT computerized axial tomography
CBC complete blood cell (count)
c/c chief complaint
CF cystic fibrosis
CFS chronic fatigue syndrome
CGA contact guard assistance
CHI closed head injury
CICU cardiac intensive care unit
cm centimeter
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
CNS central nervous systom
c/o complained of, complains of
CO cardiac output
cont continue(d)
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
COTA Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
CP cerebral palsy, chest pain
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPT chest physical therapy
CRF chronic renal failure
C & S culture & sensitivity
CS close supervision
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CSW Certified Social Worker
CT computed tomography
CV cardiovascular
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest X-ray
d day
D, Dep dependent
D/C discharge, discontinue
dept department
DDD degenerative disc disease
DF dorsiflexion
DIP distal interphalangeal (joint)
dist distal
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes mellitus
DME durable medical equipment
DNR do not resuscitate
DO doctor of osteopathy
DOB date of birth
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DTR deep tendon reflex
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx, dx diagnosis
ECF extended care facility
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
ED emergency department
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT ears, eyes, nose, throat
EMG electromyogram
ENT ear, nose, throat
EOB edge of bed
equip equipment
ER external rotation
e-stim electrical stimulation
ETOH ethyl alcohol
eval evaluation
ex(s) exercises
exam examination
ext external
extn extension
F fair (muscle grade)
FBS fasting blood sugar
FES functional electric stimulation
FEV forced expiratory volume
FHP forward head posture
flex flexion
FMH family medical history
FRC functional residual capacity
freq frequently, frequency
ft. feet, foot (measurement)
F/U follow up
FVC forced vital capacity
FWB full weight bearing
fx fracture
funct function, functional
G good (muscle grade)
gm gram
GB gallbladder
GBS Guillain-Barre syndrome
GCS Glasgow Coma Scale
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
GSW gunshot wound
G-tube gastrostomy tube
GYN gynecologist, gynecology
hr hour
H & H hematocrit and hemoglobin
HA headache
Hb, Hgb hemoglobin
Hct hematocrit
HCVD hypertensive cardiovascular disease
HD Huntington disease
HEENT head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
HEP home exercise program
HF heart failure
HHA home health aide
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HNP herniated nucleus pulposus
h/o history of
HOB head of bead
HOH hard of hearing
H & P history and physical
HR heart rate
ht height
HTN hypertension
Hx, hx history
IADL instrumental activities of daily living
I, Indep independent
ICU intensive care unit
IDDM insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
IM intramuscular
IR internal rotation
I & O intake and output
IP inpatient
IQ intelligence quotient
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
IS incentive spirometry
IV intravenous
jt joint
KAFO knee ankle foot orthosis
kcal kilocalorie
kg kilogram
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
L left
L liter
LBBB left bundle branch block
LBP lower back pain
LBQC large-based quad cane
LE lower extremity
lig ligament
LLE left lower extremity
LLL left lower lobe
LLQ left lower quadrant
L/min liters per minute
LMN lower motor neuron
LOB loss of balance
LOC loss or level of consciousness
LOS length of stay
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LP lumbar puncture
LTC long-term care
LTG long-term goal
LTM long-term memory
LQ lower quarter
LUL left upper lobe
LUQ left upper quadrant
LVH left ventricular hypertrophy
MA medical assistant
MAP mean arterial pressure
MCA middle cerebral artery
MCP metacarpophalangeal joint
MD medical doctor, muscular dystrophy
med medial
meds medications
MI myocardial infarction
min minimal
MMT manual muscle test
mo. month
mod moderate
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MS multiple sclerosis
MSW Master of Social Work
MVC motor vehicle crash
mvmt movement
N normal (muscle grade)
NBQC narrow-based quad cane
NCV nerve conduction velocity
NDT neurodevelopmental treatment
NG nasogastric
NH nursing home
NIDDM non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
noc night, at night
NPO nothing by mouth
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
NSR normal sinus rhythm
N/T not tested
NWB non-weight bearing
O: objective
OA osteoarthritis
OB obstetrics
OBS organic brain syndrome
OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder
od once daily
OOB out of bed
OP outpatient
ORIF open reduction internal fixation
OTR occupational therapist registered
P poor (muscle grade)
P: plan
PA physician's assistant
PA, P/A posterior to anterior
PCA posterior cerebral artery
PCL posterior cruciate ligament
PCP primary care physician
PD Parkinson disease
PE pulmonary embolism, physical exam
peds pediatrics
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light, & accomodation
PET positron emission tomography
PF plantar flexion
PIP proximal interphalangeal joint
PMH past medical history
PNF proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
PNS peripheral nervous system
p.o. by mouth
POC plan of care
POMR problem-oriented medical record
pos positive
post op post-operative (after surgery)
PRE progressive resistive exercise
pre op pre-operative
PRN as often as necessary
PROM passive range of motion
prox proximal
PSH past surgical history
PSIS posterior superior iliac spine
PT prothrombin time
PTT partial thromboplastin time
Pt., pt. patient
PTA prior to admission
PTSD post-traumatic stress disorder
PVD peripheral vascular disease
PWB partial weight bearing
q every
qt. quart
quads quadriceps
R right
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBBB right bundle branch block
RBC red blood cell (count)
RD registered dietician
re: concerning, regarding
reps repetitions
resp respiration, respiratory
RLL right lower lobe
RLQ right lower quadrant
RML right middle lobe
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
ROS review of systems
RR respiratory rate
RROM resisted range of motion
R/T related to
RT respiratory therapist/therapy
RW rolling walker
Rx prescription, treatment, intervention
S supervision
SAQ short arc quad (exercise)
SB sliding board
SBA stand-by assistance
SBQC small-based quad cane
SBT sliding board transfer
SCI spinal cord injury
SC sternoclavicular
SCM sternocleidomastoid
sec second(s)
SI(J) sacroiliac (joint)
sig significant
SLE systemic lupus erythematosus
SLP speech-language pathologist
SLR straight leg raise
SNF skilled nursing facility
S/O standing order
SOAP subjective, objective, assessment, plan
SOB shortness of breath
SOS step-over-step (stair climbing)
s/p status post
spec specimen
SPT stand pivot transfer
staph Staphylococcus
stat immediately, at once
STG short-term goal
STM short-term memory
STNR symmetrical tonic neck reflex
strep Streptococcus
STS sit to stand, step-to-step (stair climbing)
sup superior
surg surgical, surgery
Sx, sx symptoms
T trace (muscle grade)
tab tablet
TBA to be assessed
TBI traumatic brain injury
temp temperature
TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator
TFA transfemoral amputation
TTA transtibial amputation
THA total hip arthroplasty
ther ex therapeutic exercise
THI traumatic head injury
TIA transient ischemic attack
t.i.d. three times per day
t.i.w. three times per week
TKA total knee arthroplasty
TM(J) temperomandibular (joint)
TNR tonic neck reflex
T/O throughout
tol tolerate(s)
TR transfer
trach tracheostomy
trans transverse, transferred
TSA total shoulder arthroplasty
TTWB toe touch weight bearing
TV tidal volume
Tx treatment or traction
UA urine analysis
UMN upper motor neuron
UQ upper quarter
URI upper respiratory infection
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
UV ultraviolet
VAS visual analog scale
VC verbal cues, vital capacity, vocal cord
VD venereal disease
v.o., VO, V/O verbal order
vol. volume
VS vital signs
Vtach ventricular tachycardia
WB weight bearing
WBAT weight bearing as tolerated
WBQC wide-based quad cane
w/c, W/C wheelchair
W/cm2 watts per square centimeter
WBC white blood cell (count)
WFL within functional limits
WNL within normal limits
WS weight shift
wt. weight
x number of times performed
y.o. year old
+1, +2, etc... # of persons assisting
~ approximately
/ extension, extensor, per
&, et. and
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