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Liles AHSII Abbrev 1

AHSII Abbreviations 1

QuestionAnswer
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abd abdomin
ABG art. blood gas
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
ADL act. of daily living
amb ambulatory
ASAP as soon as possible
Ax axilla
BE barium enema
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
BS blood sugar
Bx biopsy
-c with
CBC complete blood count
CBR complete bed rest
cc cubic centimeter
CC cheif complant
CCU coronary or critical care unit
CHF congestive heart failure
cl liq clear liqud
cm centimeter
c/o complains of
co2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CS central supply
C&S culture and sensitivity
CVA cerebral vascular accident
D&C dilation and curettage
D/C or dc discontinued, discharge
Diff differential white count
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DON director of nursing
dr dram or drainage
dsg dressing
D/W dextrose in water
Dx diagnosis
EEG electroencephalogram
EENT ear, eyes, nose and throat
EKG or ECG electrocardiogram
Exc excision
Exp exploratory
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fe iron
FF force fluid
Fl or fl fluid
Fx fracture
FUO fever of unknown origin
GB gallbladder
GI gastrointestinal
Gm gram
gr grain
gtt drop
GU genitourinary
Gyn gynecology
H hydrogen
H2O water
HA headache
HBV hepatitis B virus
hct hematocrit
Created by: Connie Liles