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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, p.c. after meals
PCA patient controlled anesthesia
PEG percutaneous enteral gastrostomy
per os by mouth
peri care perineal care
pm, PM afternoon
PNS peripheral nervous system
p.o. by outh
post op after surgery
PPE personal protective equipment
pos. positive
pre op before sugery
prep preparation
p.r.n. , prn when necessary
PROM passive ranger of motion
Pt. patient
PT physical therapy
PVD peripheral vascular disease
PWB partial weight-bearing
q(line over it) every
qh, qhr every hour
qhs every night at bedtime
q2h, q3h, q4h every two hours, every three hours, every four hours
q.i.d. , qid four times a day
Q.S. every shift or once a shift
quad four, quadriplegic
R respirations, right
R/A rheumatoid arthritis
RBC red blood cell/count
reg. regular
rehab rehabilitation
req. requisition
res. resident
resp. respiration
R.I.C.E. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation (acronym)
RLE right lower extremity
RLQ right lower quadrant
RN Registered nurse
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
RR respiratory rate
rt. right
RUE right upper extremity
RUQ right upper quadrant
s(with a line over it ) without
ss one-half
sm small
SNAFU situation normal, all fouled up (slang)
SNF skilled nursing facility
spec. specimen
SOB shortness of breath
S&S, S/S signs and symptoms
SSE soapsuds enema
Created by: aashleylowery