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Vital Signs Review- Abbr

TermDefinition
ABG arterial blood gases
AF atrial fibrillation
AFB acid-fast bacillus
ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome
BMI body mass index
BP blood pressure
CCU coronary care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
CO2 carbon dioxide
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CSM circulation, sensation, movement
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DB&C deep breathing and coughing
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DPI dry powder inhaler
FVC forced vital capacity
Ht. height
ICU intensive care unit
IRDS infant respiratory distress syndrome
MDI metered-dose inhaler
MI myocardial infarction
NMT nebulized mist treatment
O2 oxygen
PCP pneumocystic pneumonia
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PRN as required/ as necessary
PFT pulmonary function test
PVA peripheral vascular accident
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
RT Respiratory Therapist
RRCP Registered Respiratory Care Practitioner
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SOB shortness of breath
SPD sterile processing department
TB tuberculosis
TIA transient ischemic attack
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
URI upper respiratory infaction
Wt. weight
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