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Abbreviations A-F

SOAP notes - Jill W's list

ā before
A assessment
(A) assist
A/ active
AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm
AAROM active assistive range of motion
abd/add abduction/adduction
ABG arterial blood gases
Abn abnormal
ac before meals
AC joint acromioclavicular joint
ACL anterior cruciate ligament
ADA American with Disabilities Act, American Diabetes Association
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib at discretion
afib atrial fibrillation
AFO ankle foot orthosis
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AIIS anterior inferior iliac spine
A/K above knee
AKA above knee amputation
AKS arthroscopic knee surgery
A-line arterial line
ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
AKFO ankle knee foot orthosis
am, a.m. morning, before noon
AMA against medical advice
amb. ambulation
amt amount
ANS autonomic nervous system
ant anterior
A-P anterior-posterior
appts appointments
APTA American Physical Therapy Association
ARDS adult respiratory distress syndrome
AROM active range of motion
ASAP as soon as possible
ASIS anterior superior iliac spine
assist. assistance
ATNR asymmetrical tonic neck reflex
AVM avascular necrosis
AVR aortic vavle replacement
ax. cr axillary crutches
(B) (B is circled) bilateral, both
BBA Balanced Budget Act of 1997
BBB bundle branch block
b/c because
bid twice a day (star this one)
bil. bilateral
biw twice a week
BK below knee
BKA below knee amputation
BLE both lower extremities
BM bowel movement
BOS base of support
BP blood pressure
BPM, bpm, b.p.m. beats per minute
BR bedrest
B/S, B.S. beside, bedside
BS breath sounds, bowel sounds
BUE both upper extremities
BUN blood urea nitrogen
c (with a line over it) with
CA carcinoma, cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CAPTE Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education
CARF Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CBC complete blood count (star this one)
C/C, C/Cs chief complaint, chief complaints
cc cubic centimeter
CCU coronary care unit
CF cystic fibrosis
CGA contact guard assist
CHD congenital heart disease, congenital hip dislocation
CHF congestive heart failure
CHI closed head injury
CiTx cervical intermittent traction
cm centimeter(s)
CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CN cranial nerve
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of, complaint(s) of
CO cardiac output
cont continue
coord coordination
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
COTA certified occupational therapist assistant
CP compression pump, cerebral palsy
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CPM continuous passive motion machine
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CPT current procedural terminology, chest physical therapy
CRF chronic renal failure
C-Section cesarean section
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CT scan computerized axial tomography
CVA cerebral vascular accident
c/w consistent with
CW continuous wave
CX cancel
CXR chest x-ray
D1, D2 (numbers are subset) diagonal 1, diagonal 2 (propioceptive neuromuscular facilitation [PNF] patterns)
d/c discharged, discontinued
DEP data, evaluation, performance goals
dept department
DF dorsiflexion
DIP distal interphalangeal joint
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes mellitus
DME durable medical equipment
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DOD date of discharge
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DPT diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (vaccine), Doctor of Physical Therapy
DRGs diagnosis related groups
drsg dressing
DSD dry sterile dressing
DTR deep tendon reflex
DVT deep venous thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
ECF extended care facility
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephalogram
elec. electrical
EMG electromyogram
ENT ear, nose, throat
EOB edge of bed
equip. equipment
ER emergency room
E.S., E-stim electrical stimulation
ESRD end-stage renal disease
ETT endotracheal tube
Ev, ev eversion
Eval evaluation
ex. exercise
ext., / extension
F female
(F) (F is circled) father
FAQ full arc quads
FAROM functional active range of motion
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FES functional electrical stimulation
FIM functional independent measure
flex. (checkmark) flexion
FOR functional outcome report
ft foot, feet
FTP failure to progress
FTSG full-thickness skin graft
F/U follow up
FUO fever unknown origin
FWB full weight bearing
FWW, fw/w front wheeled walker
Fx, fx fracture(d)
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