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ch 4 Common Abbrev.

Ch. 4 common abbreviations, pgs 42, 43

ā before
abd abdomen
ac, AC before meals
ad lib as desired
ADLs activities of daily living
amb ambulate, ambulatory
AP apical pulse
b.i.d., bid two times a day
BM bowel movement
BP, B/P blood pressure
_ c with
C Celsius degree
c/o complains of
CHF congestive heart failure
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
DNR do not resuscitate
dx. DX diagnosis
F Fahrenheit degree
FBS fasting blood sugar
ft foot
FWB full weight bearing
GI gastrointenstinal
H20 water
h, hr, hr. hour
hs, HS hours of sleep (bedtime)
inc incontinent
I&O intake and output
NKDA no known drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NWB non-weight-bearing (absolutely no weight on leg)
02 oxygen
OOB out of bed
_ p after
pc, p.c. after meals
PO by mouth
prn, PRN as necessary
PWB partial-weight-bearing
_ q every
ROM range of motion
_ s without
SOB shortness of breath
stat, STAT at once, immediately
t.i.d., tid three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
v.s., VS vital signs
w/c, W/C wheelchair
Created by: ckalina



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