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Medical Terms

NPO nothing by mouth
NG nasogstric
SNF Skilled Nursing Staff
NAS no added salt
MI myocardial infraction
CHF congestive heart failure
FOLEY indwelling urinary catheter
HA Headache Hearing aid
ap apical
GI gastrointestinal genitourinary
CVA cerebrovascular accident stroke
CPR Cardio Pulminary Resuscitation
CBC Complete Blood Count
WNL within normal limits
w/c wheelchair
WBC white blood cells
TPR temperature pulse respiration
TID tid 3 times daily
TCDB turn cough deep breath
SOB Shortness of Breath
s without
RBC red blood cell
R rectal respirations
RACE Rescue Alarm Contain Extinguish
q qd qh qhs q2h QID qid every everyday everyhour every bedtime every 2 hours 4 times daily
po by mouth
p P after pulse
BR bed rest bathroom
BRP bathroom privileges
peri perineal areas
PRN prn when necessary
R rt right
reg regular
PROM ROM Passive Range of Motion Range of Motion
stat at once immediately
S and S Sign Symptoms
Sx Symptoms
T temperature
TED hose antiembolism stocking
TIA transient ischemic attack silent stroke
UA U/A urinalysis
URI Upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VS V/S vital signs
x times
qid tid 4 times daily 3 times daily
BM bowel movement
drsg dressing
a before
abd abdomen
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
ADL Activities of Daily Living
amb ambulate
as tol as tolerated
IV Intravenous
I and O Intake Output
HS hs hour of sleep
HOB head of bed
FX fracture
FBS fasting blood sugar
DNR do not resuscitate
DC D/C discontinue discharge
DON Director of Nursing
c/o complains of
cc cubic centimeter
C. Diff Clostridium Difficle bacteria colon
CA cancer
cath catheter
c with
bid BID 2 daily
LOC loss of conscience
NKA No Known Allergies
NOC night nocturnal
oob out of bed
pc after meals
LTC long term care
LOA Leave of Absence
Created by: melissa_hogan