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Medical Abbreviations

q2h Every 2 hours
bid Two times per day
OOB Out of bed
HOH Hard of hearing
PROM Passive range of motion
NAS No salt added
prn As needed/as necessary
pc After meals
cv Cardiovascular
FOB Foot of bed
ac Before meals
qh Every hour
c (with line on top) With
AKA Above the knee amputation
BM Bowel Movement
ROM Range of motion
qid 4 times per day
SOB Shortness of breath
HR/P Heart rate/Pulse
BR Bed rest
am Morning
qd Everyday
pm Afternoon
bpm Breaths/Beats per minute
Stat Immediately
BKA Below the knee amputation
BP Blood pressure
HA Headache
GU Genitourinary
DNR Do not resuscitate
GI Gastrointestinal
amb Ambulate (walking)
NEURO Neurological
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Spec Specimen
PO By mouth
u/a Urinalysis
BR Bed rest
PT Physical therapy
N/V Nausea/Vomiting
tid 3 times per day
Ad lib As desired
a Before
pt patient
s Without
q4h Every 4 hours
I & O Intake & Output
HOB Head of bed
AROM Active range of motion
cp Chest pain
ADL Activities of daily living
vs Vital signs
q Every
P After
BSC Bed side commode
hs Hours of sleep (bedtime)
CBR Complete bed rest
BRP Bathroom privileges
c/o Complains of
TPR Temperature/pulse/ respiration
OT Occupational therapy
NPO Nothing by mouth
CVA Cerebral vascular accident/Stroke
RT Respiratory therapy
BS Blood sugar
d/c Discontinue or stop
Created by: kabie