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CNA Abbreviations

TermDefinition
@ At
CMO Comfort Measures Only
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DandI Dry & Intact
HOB Head of Bed
HOH Hard of Hearing
__ ac before meals
__ C With
C Celsius/Centigrade
BKA Below Knee Amputation
As tol As tolerated
Ad lib As desired
Bid Twice a day
IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
CDC Center for Disease Control
AKA Above Knee Amputation
BRP Bathroom Privileges
BM Bowel Movement
BP Blood Pressure
CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
ASAP As Soon As Possible
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
LUE Left Upper Extremity
HS Hour of Sleep
CC Cubic Centimeter
Abd Abdomen
Amb Ambulate
Adm Admission
ADL Activities of Daily Living
Amt Amount
CA Cancer
d/c Discharge/Discontinue
Gtt/gtts Drop/Drops
DSG Dressing
Dx Diagnosis
Fx Fracture
FF Force Fluids
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
ECG/EKG Electrocardiogram
Ht Height
Hyper High/Above
Hypo Low/Below
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LLQ Left lower quadrant
c/o Complain of
Dr Doctor
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
AM Morning
H2O Water
O2 Oxygen
AKA Above 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 & Vomiting
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 necessary
Pt Patient
PT Physical Therapy
q Every
qd Everyday/daily
qh Every hour
q2h Every 2 hours
qhs Every hour of sleep
qid 4 times a day
qod Every other day
R Rectal
RLE Right lower extremities
RLQ Right lower quadrant
RN Registered Nurse
ROM Range of motion
RUE Right upper extremity
RUQ Right upper quadrant
Rx Treatment/prescription
I & O Intake & Output
Lb Pound
SSE Soap suds enema
STAT At once/immediately
Sx Symptoms
Tid 3 times a day
TPR Temperature/Pulse/Respiration
Tx Treatment
x times
s without
SOB Shortness of breath
UA Urinalysis
URI Upper respiratory infection
VS Vital signs
w/c wheel chair
WNL Within normal limits
wt weight
BR Bed rest
CBC Complete blood count
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CL Liq Clear liquid
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
DJD Degenerative Joint Disease
DOA Dead on arrival
DOB Date of birth
DON Director of nursing
ER Emergency room
F Fahrenheit
FL (fld) Fluid
L Left or Liter
Meds Medications
Min Minute
NA Nursing Assistant
OT Occupational Therapy
Per By, through
qs Sufficient quantity
Rehab Rehabilitation
Resp Respiration
Ft Foot or feet
GI Gastrointestinal
GU Genitourinary
HBV Hepatitis B virus
HIV Human Immunodeficiency virus
H (hr) Hour
ICU Intensive Care Unit
In Inch
IV Intravenous
Rt Right
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
WBC White Blood Cells
Tbsp Tablespoon
Tsp Teaspoon
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
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