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abbrevations 3 & 4

medical abbrevations

TermDefinition
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DON director of nursing
Dr. doctor
drsg dressing
DVT deep vein thrombosis
dx diagnosis
ECG,EKG elcetrocardiogram
EEG elecetroencephalogram
ER emergency room
ETOH alchol
exam examination
f` fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF force fluids
Fl fluid
FSDS fingerstick 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 virus
HIV human immunode-ficiency virus
HOB head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
ht height
HTN hypertension
hyper above normal, too fast, rapid
hypo low, less than normal
I intake & output
ICU intensive care unit
inc incontinent
irr.,irrg 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 left lower quadrant
LOC level of consciousness
LPN licensed practical nurse
LTC long-term care
LUQ left upper quadrant
LVN licensed vocational nurse
M.D. medical doctor
meds medication
MI myocardial infraction
min minute
mI mililiter
mm Hg milliliters of mercury
mod moderate
MRSA `methicillin-resident staphyoccus aureus
N/A not applicable
NA nursing assistant
N/C no call
neg negative
NF nursing facility
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NWB non-weight-bearing
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