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Intro to Health Sc2

Intro to Health Science Abbreviation List #2

TermDefinition
_ a before
A alert and oriented
abn abnormal
AMA against medical advice
ABG's arterial blood gases
G/C geri-chair
ADL activities of daily living
Adv. Dir advanced directice
a fib atrial fibrillation
amt amount
BSC bed side commode
approx. approximate
@ at
as tol as tolerated
AM/a.m. morning
ALS advanced life support
BS breath sounds
BX biopsy
AROM active range of motion
PROM passive range of motion
CA carcinoma, cancer
CNS central nervous system
cath catheter
- q every
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CXR chest x-ray
CSF cerebal spinal fluid
CVA cerebal vascular accident
D.O.N. director of nurses
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
drsg dressing
DVT deep vein thrombosis
ED emergency department
DM diabetes mellitus
ER emergency room
FWB full weight bearing
Fx fracture
ft feet
GI gastrointestinal
GERD gastro esophageal reflex disease
gtts drops
A anatomy and physiology
ad lib freely, at will
ac before meals
adm admission
AED automated external defibrillator
amb ambulate
ASAP as soon as possible
ax axillary
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BMI body mass index
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privledges
- c with
CBC complete blood count
CC cheif complaint
CHO carbohydrate
cl liq clear liquids
c/o complains of
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CT computerized tomography
D/C discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
Dx diagnosis
EEG electroencephlogram
EKG,ECG electrocardiogram
FBAO foreign body airway obstruction
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF force fluids
GB gallbladder
Hgb hemoglobin
Hct hematocrit
HOB head of bed
hs hour of sleep bed time
ht height
hx history
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
LOC level of consciousness
LPN,LVN licenced practical (vocational) nurse
LTC long term care
L left
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
N/A not applicable
neg negative
noct night
NG nasogastric
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
O 2 oxygen
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
OTC over the counter
- p after
pc after meals
po by mouth
PPE personal protective equipment
prn as necessary
pt patient
q2h every 2 hours
qhs every night at bed time
qs quantity sufficent
R respiration
R right
RBC red blood cell
qid four times a day
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
Rx perscription
- s without
- ss one half
STAT immediatly
STD sexually transmitted disease
T temperature
tab tablet
tid three times a day
TPR temprature, pulse, respiration
UA urinalysis
VS vital signs
WBC white blood cell
w/c wheel chair
wt weight
WNL within normal limits
Created by: abbisummers2015