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Medical Abreviations

Med terms

TermDefinition
Abd. Abdomen
ABR Absoulte Bedrest
ac Before meals
ad lib as desired
ADL Activities of daily living
AFB Acid Fast Bacillus
AIDS Acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AKA Above Knee Amputation
AL Assisted Living
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)
B.I.D. Two times a day
BKA Below knee amputation
bld Blood
BM Bowel movement
BP Blood Pressure
BR Bed rest
BS Blood sugar
BSC Bedside Commode
c with
C centigrade
CA Cancer
cath Catheter
CBC Complete Blood Count
cc Cubic centimeter
CCU Coronary unit care
CDU Centers for Disease Control
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
cl liq Clear liquid
CMS Circulation, motion, sensation
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
c/o complains of, in care of
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder
CPR Cardiopulmonary
CVA Cerebrovascular accident, stroke
DAT Diet as Tolerated
DM diabetes Mellitus
DNR Do not resucitate
BRP Bathroom Privileges
CBR Complete bedrest
CVA Cerebralvascular accident, stroke
CVS Cardiovascular system
DAT Diet as tolerated
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR Do not resuscitate
DOA Dead on Arrival
DOB Date of birth
Dr. Doctor
Don Director of nursing
drsg Dressing
DVT Deep Vain Thrombosis
Dx Diagnosis
EKG Electrocardiogram
ER Emergency room
ETHOL Alcohol
Exam Examination
F Fahrenheit
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
FF Force fluids
Fl, fld Fluid
FSBS Finger stick blood sugar
Ft Foot
FWB Full weight bearing
FYI For your information
F/U Follow Up
fx Fracture
Gal Gallon
Geri chair Geriatric chair
Gi Gastrointestinal
h, hr Hour
H2O Water
H/A Headache
HBV Hepatitis B
HIV Human immunodeficiency Virus
HOB Head of bed
HOH Hard of hearing
ht Height
HTN Hypertension
Hyper Above normal, too fast, rapid
Hypo Below normal, low
I&O Intake and outake
ICU Intensive care unit
Inc Incontenent
Irr. , Irrig Irrigation
Isol Isolation
IV Intravenous
kg Kilogram
l Liter
L, lt. Left
Lab Laboratory
lb Pound
LLE Left lower extremity
lg Large
liq Liquid
LLq Lower left extremity
LOC Level of Conscoiusness
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LTC long term care
LUQ left upper quadrent
LVN Licensed vocational nurse
M.D m.d
meds medications
MI myocardio infraction
min minute
ml milimeter
mm HG milimeters of mecury
mod moderate
MRSA Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
N/A Not applicable
NA nurses assistant
N/C no call
neg negative
NF nursing facility
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NWB non weight bearing
O2 Oxygen
OBRa Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
occ occasionally
OOB Out of bed
OPD outpatient department
OR Operating room
os mouth
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OT Occupational Therapy
oz Ounce
p after
pc after meals
PCA Patient controlled anesthesia
PEG percutaneous enteral gastronomy
per os by mouth
peri care perineal care
PM afternoon
PNS periphrenal nervous system
p.o. by mouth
post op after surgery
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
pos. positive
pre op
prep
prn
PROM
Pt.
PT
PVD
PWB
q-
qh
qhs
q2h etc
q.i.d
Q.S
quad
R
R/A
RBC
reg
rehab
req.
res.
resp.
R.I.C.E.
RLE
RLQ
RN
R/O
ROM
RR
rt
RUE
RUQ
S-
ss
sm.
SNAFU
SNF
Spec
SOB
S/S
SSE
staph
stat
STD
std prec
strep
T.
TB
T, C, DB
temp
TIA
t.i.d
TLC
TPN
TPR
TWE
Tx
U/A
UGI
unk
UTI
vag
VRE
vs Vital signs
WBC White blood count
W/c Wheel chair
WNL Within normal limits
wt. Weight
Created by: kaitlyn.weaver