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Chapter 12

a with line over it before
admin administrater
amp ampule
ASA AcetylSalicylic Acid or aspirin
c with line over it with
d/c discontinue
et and
g gram
gtt/gtts drop/drops
HHN hand-held nebulizer
IM intramuscular
IO intraosseous
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push
kg kilogram
KO or KVO keep open or keep vein open (IV infusion)
L liter
max maximum
MDI metered-dose inhaler
mcg microgram
mg milligram
min minute
mL milliliter
NKA or NKDA no known allergies or no known drug allergies
NTG nitroglycerin
p with line over it after
po by mouth
prn as necessary
q every
Rx treatment
s with line over it without
subQ or subcut subcutaneous
stat immediate
SVN small-volume nebulizer
TKO or TKVO to keep open or to keep vein open
1 teaspoon 5-mL
1 tablespoon 15-mL
1 fluid ounce 30-mL
1 quart 950-mL
1 gallon 3.8-L
1 inch 2.54-cm
1 pound 0.45-kg
1-kg 2.2 lbs. (pounds)
Mass or weight (of solid) grams (g)
Volume (of liquid) liters (L)
Length (of distance/time) meters (m)
Created by: EMSPlatypus