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@ At
Abd Abdomen
- ac Before meals
ADL Activities of Daily Living
Ad lib as desired
AM Morning
Amb Ambulate
Amt Amount
ASAP As soon as possilble
As tol As tolerated
Bid Twice a day
BKA Below the knee amputation
BM Bowel movement
BP Blood pressure
BRP Bathroom privileges
C Centigrade/Celius
_ c With
cc Cubic centimeter
CA Cancer
CDC Center for Disease Control
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
c/o Complain Of
CMO Comfort measures only
CPR Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA cerebral vascular accident
Dc (d/c) Discontinue / Discharge
D&I Dry and intact
DNR Donot resuscitate
Dr Doctor
DSG Dressing
Dx Diagnosis
ECG (EKG) Electrocardiogram
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF force fluids
Fx fracture
Gtt/gtts Drops/drops
H2O Water
HOB Head of Bed
HOH Hard of Hearing
HS Hour of sleep
Ht Height
Hyper High/above
Hypo Low/below
IDDM Insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
LLQ Left lower quadrant
LPN Licensed practical nurse
LUE Left upper extremity
LUQ Left upper quadrant
AKA Above the knee amputation
MI Myocardial infarction
ml Milliliter
Mn Midnight
NIDDM Non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NAS No added salt
NPO Nothing by mouth
N&V Nausea and vomiting
O2 Oxygen
OJ Orange juice
OOB Out of bed
OTC Over the counter
oz ounce
_ p After
pc After meals
PM Afternoon/evening
PPE Personal protective equipment
Pre Before
po By mouth
Post After
Post-op After surgery
Pre-op Before surgery
Prn As neccessary
Pt Patient
PT Physical Therapy
q Every
qd Every day/daily
qh Every hour
q2h/q3h/q4h etc Every 2 hours etc
qhs Every hour of sleep
qid Four times a day
qod Every other day
R in a 0 Rectal
RLE Right lower extremities
RLQ Right lower quadrant
RN Registered Nurse
ROM Range of motion
RUE Right upper exremities
RUQ Right upper quadrant
Rx Treatment (pharmaceutical)
I&O Intake& output
Lb Pound
SSE Soap suds enema
STAT At once/immediately
Sx Symptoms
Tid Three times a day
TPR Temputure,Pulse,Respirations
Tx Treatment
x times
- s Without
SOB Shortness of breath
UA(u/a) Urinalysis
URI Upper respiratory infection
VS(vs) Vital signs
w/c Wheel chair
WNL With normal limits
wt weight
Created by: buffjr48