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abd abdomen
abn abnormal
ABS audible bowel sounds
ABG arterial blood gases
ac before meals
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
adm admit, admission
AED automatic external defibrillator
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndome
AKA above knee amputation
AM morning
amb ambulate, ambulation, ambulatory
A & OX3 alert and oriented times 3 (person, place, time)
ant anterior
AP anteroposterior
Ap apical pulse
AP&Lat, AP anterior, posterior, and lateral
aq, aqua water
ARD acute respiratory distress
ARF acute renal failure
ASA aspirin
ASAP as soon as possible
Assist. assistance
ax axillary
BE barium enema
BBS bilateral breath sounds
b.i.d., BID twice a day (0900 & 2100)
bil bilateral
bili bilirubin
bkfst breakfast
BKA below knee amputation
bld blood
BLE both lower extremities
BH Baptist Health
BHMC-LR Baptist Health Medical Center- Little Rock
BHMC-NLR Baptist Health Medical Center- North Little Rock
BHRI Baptist Health Rehabilitation Institute
BHSLR-SPN Baptist Health Schools Little Rock- School of Practical Nursing
BM bowel movement
BP, B/P blood pressure
BR bed rest
Br bathroom
Bronch Bronchoscopy
BRP bathroom privileges
BS blood sugar
B/S bed side
BSC bed side commode
BRAT banana, rice, applesauce, toast(dry) diet
BUE both upper extremities
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx biopsy
CA cancer, carcinoma
Ca calcium
C centigrade
CAD coronary artery disease
CAT, CT computerized axial tomography
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
C & DB cough & deep breathe
CDC Center for Disease Control
CHF congestive heart failure
CHO carbohydrate
Ck check
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
c/o complaint of
CABG coronary artery bypass graph
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP chest pain
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRT capillary refill time
C & S culture & sensitivity
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
CVL central venous line
D5NS 5% dextrose in normal saline
D5W 5% dextrose in water
DAT diet as tolerated
DBP diastolic blood pressure
D/I dry and intact
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of bith
DRG diagnosis related group
drsg dressing
Dr. doctor
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
DZ disease
ECHO echocardiogram
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
eg for example
EEG electroencephalogram
EGD esophagogastroduodenoscopy
EOM extraocular movement
ESRD end stage renal disease
etc. and so forth
EXT external
F fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
fl fluid
FLACC face, legs, activity, cry, consolability
FOB foot of bed
FSBS finger stick blood sugar
ft feet
Fx fracture
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
GYN, gyn gynecology
gtt drop
gm, G gram
gr grain
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
Hct hematocrit
HD heart disease
HEENT head-eyes-ears-nose-throat
Hgb hemoglobin
H & H hemoglobin and hematocrit
HOB head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
H2O water
hosp hospital
H & P history and physical
hr, Hr hour
HR heart rate
HS heart sounds
hs hour of sleep, bedtime
Ht height
HTN hypertension
Hyper above
Hypo below
Hx history
ICU intensive care unit
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
ID identification
I & D incision & drainage
IM intramuscular
inj injection
INR international normalized ratio
int internal
I & O intake & output
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
I.S. incentive spirometer
IV intravenous
IVPB intravenous piggyback
IVP intravenous pyelogram
K potassium
KCl potassium chloride
kg kilogram
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder
KVO keep vein open
lab laboratory
lat lateral
lb pound
LE lower extremity
LFT liver function test
LLE left lower extremity
LLQ left lower quadrant
LOC level of consciousness
loc laxative of choice
LMP last menstrual period
LOP level of pain
LP lumbar puncture
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LUE left upper extremity
LUL left upper lobe
LUQ left upper quadrant
Lytes, lytes electrolytes
MAR medication administration record
MI myocardial infarction
med medicine, medication
mEq milliequivalent
Mg magnesium
mg milligram
ml, mL milliliter
mm millimeter
MOM milk of magnesia
MN midnight
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
NA not applicable
Na sodium
NaCl sodium chloride
NC nasal cannula
NG nasogastric
NGT nasogastric tube
NIDDM non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NKFA no known food allergies
Noct at night, nocturnal
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
N & V nausea & vomiting
O2 oxygen
OOB out of bed
ORIF open reduction, internal fixation
O.T. occupational therapy
OTC over the counter
oz ounce
P pulse
pt patient
P.T. physical therapy
Patho pathology
pc after meals
PCA patient controlled analgesia
PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
PM afternoon, evening
PO by mouth
post posterior
post-op after surgery
pre-op before surgery
PRN as necessary, as needed
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light
PICC peripheral inserted central catheter
PAD peripheral artery disease
PVD peripheral vascular disease
qh every hour
qhs every hour of sleep
qid, QID, q.i.d. four times a day (0900, 1300, 1700, 2100)
q1h every 1 hour
qt quart
R, resp respiration
RBC red blood cell
REM rapid eye movement
R, Rt right
RLE right lower extremity
RUE right upper extremity
RLL right lower lobe
ROM range of motion
RLQ right lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
R/O, r/o rule out
Rx prescription, treatment
S/S signs & symptoms
SC,SQ, subq subcutaneous
SCA selective coronary angiography
SOB short of breath
sol solution
spec. specimen
STAT immediately, at once
T, temp temperature
tab tablet
TF tube feeding
TIA transient ischemic attack
Tbsp, T tablespoon
tsp teaspoon
t.i.d., TID three times a day (0900, 1500, 2100)
TO telephone order
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
TWE tap water enema
tx treatment
TX traction
UA urinalysis
UE upper extremity
UGI upper gastrointestinal
URI upper respirator infection
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
via by way of
Vd void
VO verbal order
V/S, vs vital signs
WBC white blood cell
w/d warm and dry
W/C, wc wheelchair
WNL within normal limits
WTD wet to dry dressing
Wt, wt weight
Yrs, yrs years
Created by: brooke.harris