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abd. abdomen
ABR absolute bedrest
ac before meals
ad lib. as desired
adm. admission
ADL activities of daily living
AFB acid-fast bacillus (TB)
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
BE barium enema
C caesarian
AKA above-knee amputation
AL assisted living
am,AM morning
amb ambulatory
amt amount
ap apical
approx. approximately
AROM active range of motion
ASAP as soon as possible
as tol as tolerated
ax axillary (armpit)
BID, b.i.d. two times a day
BKA below-knee amputation
bld blood
BM bowel movement
BP, B/P blood pressure
BR bedrest
BRP bathroom privileges
BS blood sugar
BSC bedside commode
C centigrade
CA cancer
cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CBR complete bedrest
cc cubic centimeter
CCU coronary caare unit
CDC Center for Disease Control
CHF congestive heart failure
cl liq clear liquid
CMS circulation, motion, sensation
CNA certified nursin assistant
CNS cental nervous system
c/o complains of, in care of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder
CPR cardiopulmonary
CVA cerebrovascular accident, stroke
CVS cardiovascular system
DAT diet as tolerated
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
Created by: aashleylowery