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JHU SoN Acronyms

Acronyms from the "Talk Like a Nurse" prerequisite handout

a before (ante)
ABG arterial blood gas
a.c. before meals
ad lib at liberty
AD advance directives
ADH alcohol dehydrogenase
ADLs activities of daily living
AEB as evidenced by
A.M.A. against medical advice
AODM adult-onset DM
A&Ox3 alert and oriented to person, place, time
A-P anterior-posterior
ASA acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
A&W alive & well
bid 2x/day (bis in dies)
BKA below-the-knee amputation (AKA - above)
BM bowel movement
BMI body mass index
BMR basal metabolic rate
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
BR bedrest
BRP bathroom privileges
BS bowel sounds
BSE breast self-examination
BSO bilateral salpingo- oophorectomy
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BX biopsy
c with (cum)
CA cancer
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CAGE cut down, annoyed, guilty, eye opener
CAM complementary alternative medicine
CBC complete blood count
CBE clinical breast exam
CC chief complaint
cc cubic centimeter
CHF congestive heart failure
cm centimeter
CN cranial nerve
CNS central nervous system
c/o complains of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
C&S culture & sensitivity
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed (computerized) tomography
CTA clear to auscultation
CTS carpal tunnel syndrome
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
CXR chest x-ray
d/c discharge, discontinue
D & C dilatation and curettage
DFA difficulty falling asleep
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DPT diphtheria- pertussis- tetanus (vaccine)
DSM diagnostic & statistical manual
DTR deep tendon reflexes
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
ECG electrocardiogram (or EKG)
ED emergency department
EEG electroencephalo- gram
EMA early morning awakening
ENT ears, nose, and throat
EOM extraocular muscles or movement
ERT estrogen replacement therapy
ESR erythrocyte sedimentation rate
ESRD end-stage renal disease
ETOH ethanol (alcohol)
FB foreign body
FBS fasting blood sugar
FUO fever of unknown origin
FX fracture
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
GU genitourinary
H&P history and physical
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
Hct hematocrit
HEENT head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
hgb hemoglobin
Hib hemophilus influenza B
h/o history of (or Hx)
HOB head of bed
HPI history of present illness
HRT hormone replacement therapy
hs hour of sleep, bedtime
HTN hypertension
I & D incision and drainage
IM intramuscular
I & O intake and output
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous pyelogram
JCAHO Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JVD jugular venous distention
KUB kidney, ureter and bladder (x-ray)
KVO keep vein open
LE lower extremities
LFTs liver function tests
LMP last menstrual period
LNMP last normal menstrual period
LOC loss or level of consciousness
LP lumbar puncture
MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
MMR measles, mumps, and rubella (vaccine)
MMSE mini mental state exam
MRI magnetic resonance Imaging
MS mental status or multiple sclerosis
NAD no acute or apparent distress
NGT nasogastric tube
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth (non per os)
NSAID nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drug
NSR normal sinus rhythm
NSS normal saline solution
NV nausea/ vomiting
NVD nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
NWB non-weight bearing
OA osteoarthritis
OC oral contraceptives
od right eye (ocular dexter)
OOB out of bed
os left eye (ocular sinister)
OT occupational therapy
OTC over-the-counter
ou both eyes
p after
p.c. after meals
PCN penicillin
PE physical examination or pulmonary embolism
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PMH past medical history
PMI point of maximal impulse (apical pulse)
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea or post nasal drip
PNS peripheral nervous system
PPD purified protein derivative (TB skin test)
pr per rectum
PRN as needed (pro re nata)
PROM passive range of motion or premature rupture of membranes
PSA prostate specific antigen (test)
PT physical therapy
PTA prior to admission
PUD peptic ulcer disease
PVD peripheral vascular disease
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
qam every morning
qd every day**
qh every hour
qhs every night
qid 4x/day
qod every other day**
RA rheumatoid arthritis or right atrium
RBC red blood cell
REM rapid eye movements
RLQ right lower quadrant (RUQ LLQ LUQ)
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion or rupture of membranes
ROS review of systems
RRR regular rate & rhythm
R/T related to
s without (sans)
SBE subacute bacterial endocarditis
SC subcutaneous
Sig label
SL sublingual
SOB shortness of breath
S/P status post (after)
sp.gr. specific gravity
S.Q. subcutaneous(ly)
S/S signs and symptoms
STAT immediately
STS serological test for syphilis
Sx symptoms
TCDB turn, cough, deep breathe
TIA transient ischemial attack (mini stroke)
tid 3x/day
TM tympanic membrane
TMJ temporomand- ibular joint
TNTC too numerous to count
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TURP transurethral resection of prostate
TSE testicular self- examination
UA urinalysis
UE upper extremities
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VS vital signs
VSS vital signs stable
WBC white blood cell
WD/WN well developed, well nourished
WF/BF white female/black female
WM/BM white male/black male
WNL within normal limits
y/o years old
(delta) change
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