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CNA abbrevations

Abbrevations to know for CNA

TermDefinition
ad lib As desired
amb. or amb ambulatory
BM bowel movement
BRP bathroom privileges
BSC Bedside commode
cath. or cath catheter
G/c Geri-chair
H.O.B or HOB Head of bed
R.O.M. or ROM Range of motion
SOB Shortness of breath
w/c Wheelchair
ac before meals
pc after meals
amt. or amt amount
cc cubic centimeters
ff frequent fluids
H2O Water
I&O Intake and output
IV Intravenously
liq. or liq liquid
NPO nothing by mouth
ml milliliter
PO by mouth
l liter
nas no added salt
ng nasogastric
ncs no concentrated sweets
g tube gastrostomy
vs vital signs
bp blood pressure
ht height
tpr temperature, pulse, respiration
wt weight
am morning
pm afternoon
od once daily
bid twice a day
tid three times daily
qid four times a day
°, H, or hr hour
hs hours of sleep
prn as needed
q every
qd every day
qod every other day
stat immediately
a before
p after
B&B Bowel and bladder
c with
s without
c/o complains of
o2 Oxygen
dnr do not resuscitate
mds minimum data set
rai resident assessment instrument
Created by: DeRay