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Health Care Records - Q – Medical facilities & Patient Care abbreviations & A –

CCU coronary (cardiac) care unit
ECU emergency care unit
ER emergency room
ICU intensive care unit
IP inpatient (a registered bed patient)
OP outpatient
OR operating room
PACU postanesthetic care unit
PAR postanesthetic recovery
post-op or postop postoperative (after surgery)
pre-op or preop preoperative (before surgery)
RTC return to clinic
RTO return to office
BRP bathroom privileges
CP chest pain
DC or D/C discharge, discontinue [spell out discharge or discontinue]
ETOH ethyl alcohol
0 left
0 right
0 murmur
pt patient
RRR regular rate and rhythm
SOB shortness of breath
Tr treatment
Tx treatment or traction
VS vital signs
T temperature
P pulse
R respiration
BP blood pressure
Ht height
Wt weight
WDWN well-developed and well-nourished
y/o or y.o. year old
C Celsius, centigrade
F Fahrenheit
° degree, or hour
θ none or negative
cc cubic centimeter; 1 cc = 1 mL [use the metric equivalent mL]
cm centimeter; 2.5 cm = 1 inch
g or gm gram
kg kilogram; equal to 1,000 grams or 2.2 pounds
L liter
mg milligram; equal to one-thousandth (0.001) of a gram
mL or ml milliliter; equal to one-thousandth (0.001) of a liter
mm millimeter; equal to one-thousandth (0.001) of a meter
cu mm or mm3 cubic millimeter
fl oz fluid ounce
gr grain
gt drop (gutta = drop)
gtt drops
dr dram; equal to 1/8 ounce
oz ounce
lb or
qt quart; equal to 32 ounces
oral [per os (p.o.)] by mouth
sublingual (SL) under the tongue
buccalin the cheek
vaginal [per vagina (PV)] inserted in the vagina
rectal [per rectum (PR)]inserted in the rectum
inhalation inhaled through the nose or mouth
nebulizerdevice used to produce a fine spray or mist, often in a metered dose
intradermal (ID)within the skin
intramuscular (IM)within the muscle
intravenous (IV)within the vein
subcutaneous (SC, SQ, or sub-Q)under the skin [write out subcut or subcutaneous]
topical applied to the surface of the skin
transdermal absorption of drug through unbroken skin
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