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Abbreveations #2

Abbreveations #2 Naomi Schutte-Smith

ASA acetylsalicylic acid (asprin)
ASAP as soon as possible
BA Back ache
b/c because
BC birth control
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP Blood Pressure
BPM Beats per minute
BS Blood Sugar
BSE breast self-examination
C (with a line over it) with
caps capsules
cath catheter, catheters
CC chief complaints
chemo chemotherapy
CMA (AAMA) certified medical assistant (American Association of Medical Assistants)
c/o complains of
CS cesarean section
Cx cervix
d day
/d per day
d/c discontinue
D dry and intact
dil dilute
disch discharge
DNKA Did not keep appointment
DOB Date of Birth
DOI date of injury
DRE digital rectal examination
DSD dry, sterile dressing
DTaP diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine
D diarrhea and vomiting
DVA distance visual acuity
ea each
ED emergency Department
EDD expected date of delivery
Fe iron
flex sig flexible simoidoscopy
freq frequency
F/U follow up
Fx fracture
GYN gynecology
h or hr hour
H/A headache
HBP high blood pressure
HC head circumference
Hep B hepatitis
Hg mercury
H2O water
HR heart rate
HRT hormone replacement therapy
hs at bedtime
ht height
ID intradermal
IM intradermal
IPV inactive polio vaccine
IV intravenous
lab laboratory
lac laceration
lat lateral
lax laxative
LB lower back
LBP lower back pain
liq liquid
LMP last menstrual period
med, meds medication, medications
min minute
MMR measles, mumps, rubella
mod moderate
N/A not applicable