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Abbreviations, Ch. 1

a Before
ac Before meals
AMI acute myocardial infraction
bid twice a day
BP blood pressure
c/o complaining of
Ca cancer/carcinoma
CC chief complaint
CHF Congestive heart failure
COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (emphysema, chronic bronchitis)
DOB date of birth
Dx diagnosis
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
Fx fracture
GI gastrointestinal
HEENT head, ears, eyes, nose, throat
h/o history of
HTN hypertension
Hx history
IM intramuscular
LAC laceration
LOC level of consciousness
mcg micrograms
NKDA no known drug allergies
npo nothing by mouth
po by mouth
PRN As needed
qid four times a day
w/o or s without
WNL within normal limits
Created by: eringuymon