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Liles AHSII Abbrev 2

Allied II Abbreviations Part 2

Hg mercury
Hgb hemoglobin
HOB hed of bed
Hr, h hour
HS hour of sleep
Ht height
I&D incision and drainage
I&O intke and output
ICU intensive care unit
IM intramuscular
inj injection
int internal, interior
irrig irrigation
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogram
K potassium
KCL potassium chloride
Kg or kg kilogram
KUB kidney, ureter and bladder x-ray
L&D labor and delivery
Lap laparotomy
lb pound
liq liqiud
LLQ left lower quadrant
LP limbar puncture
LUQ left upper quadrant
mEq millequivalent
mg miligram
MI myocardioal infarction
ml mililiter
mm milimeter
MN midnight
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
Na sodium
NA nurse assistant
NaCl sodium chloride
ng nasogastric
noct nocturnal
NPO nothing by mouth
N/S normal saline
N&V nausea and vomiting
O2 oxygen
O&P ova and parasites
Obs obstetrics
Od overdose
OD right eye
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
OS left eye
OT occupational therapy
OU both eyes
oz ounce
p after
PAP Papanicolaou smear
Path pathology
Pc after meals
PDR Physician's Desk Reference
per by or through
pH measure of acidity/alkalinity
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
po by mouth
pre-op before an operation
prn as necessary
pt patient or pint
PT physical therapy
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
qhs every night at bedtime
qid four times a day
qs quantity sufficient
qt quart
R respiration or rectal
R (with a circle around it right
RBC red blood cell
RLQ right lower quadrant
RO rule out
ROM range of motion
RR recovery room
RT respiratory therapist
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx prescription, take
S&A sugar and acetone
s (line on top of s) without
sc subcutaneous
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
SOB short of breath
sp gr specific gravity
ss(with line over) one half
SSE soap solution enema
Created by: Connie Liles