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approvded abbreviations

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ABG arterial blood gas
a.c. before meals
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ADL activity of daily living
AED automated external defibrillator
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AMA against medical advice
ASA aspirin
b.i.d. two times a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
CA cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CNS center nervous system
C02 carbon dioxide
C/O complains of
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CXR chest x-ray
D&C dilation and curettage
DKA diabetic ketoacidosis
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
D5W dextrose [sugar] in 5% water
DX diagnosis
ECG or EKG electrocardiogram
ECD or ED emergency [care] department
EMS emergency medical services
EMT emergency medical technician
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
ENT eyes, nose, throat
ETOH ethanol, alcohol
FBS fasting blood sugar
FFP fresh frozen plazma
FH family history
FHR fetal heart rate
FX fracture
GB gall bladder
GI gastro-intestinal
GTT glucose tolerance test
gtt drops
GYN gynecology
Hb hemoglobin
HCT hematocrit
H&H hemoglobin & hematocrit
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
H20 water
H&P history & physical
ICU intensive care unit
I.M. intramuscular
I&O intake and output
I.V. intravenous
L or LT refers to the left side
LDL low density lipid protein
LMP last menstrual period
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
ml milliliter
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
Na sodium
N/A not applicable
NAS no added salt
NG nasogastric
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
N&V nausea and vomiting
NWB non-weight bearing
02 oxygen
OB obstetrics
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
P pulse
p.c. after meals
PCA patient controlled analgesia
PERRLA pupils equal-round-react to light and accommodation
PICC peripherally inserted central catheter
PMH past medical history
PMS premenstrual syndrome
p.o. by mouth
p.r.n. as needed
PROM passive range of motion…or…premature rupture of membranes [OB]
q every
RBC red blood cell
R/O rule out
R respirations
Rx prescription
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
S.L. sublinguql
SOB short of breath
stat immediately-urgent-rush
STD sexually transmitted disease
T temperature
T&A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TB tuberculosis
t.i.d. three times a day
TPR temperature-pulse-respiration
UA urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
v.o. verbal order
WBC white blood cell
WNL within normal limits
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