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DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DON director of nursing
Dr. doctor
drsg dressing
DVT deep vein thrombosis
dx diagnosis
ECG electrocardiogram
EEG electroencephlogram
ER emergency room
ETOH alcohol
exam examination
F fahrenheit
FBF fasting blood sugar
FF forced fluids
fl fluids
FSBS 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
GB gallbladder
GU genitourinary
hr hour
H2O water
H/A headache
HBV hepatitis B virus
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HOB head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
ht height
HTN hypertension
hyper above normal
hypo below normal
I intake and outtake
ICU intensive care unit
inc incontinent
irr irrigation
isol isolation
IV intravenous
kg kilogram
l liter
L 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 medications
MI myocardial infraction
min minute
ml milliliter
mm millimeter of mercury
mod moderate
MRSA methicillin resistant staphylococcus aurous
N/A not applicable
NA nursing assistant
N/C no call
neg negative
NF nursing facility
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by month
NWB non weight bearing
Created by: mikahshort98