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CH 1 Abbreviations

Sterile products abbreviations

TermDefinition
1/4 NS 1/4 Normal saline: 0.225% sodium chloride
1/2 NS 1/2 Normal saline: 0.45% sodium chloride
D5 1/4 NS Dextrose 5% in 1/4 normal saline
D5 1/2 NS Dextrose 5% in 1/2 normal saline
D5NS Dextrose 5% in normal saline
D5W Dextrose 5% in water
LR Lactated Ringer's
NS Normal saline: 0.9% sodium chloride
IgG Immunoglobulin G
IVIG Intravenous immune globulin
K Potassium
MVI Multivitamin injection
SWFI Sterile water for injection or sterile water for irrigation
ACD Automated compounding device
AMP or amp Ampule
CACI Compounding aseptic containment isolator
DCA Direct compounding area
HEPA High-efficiency particulate air filter
IM Intramuscular
IPA Isopropyl alcohol
ISO International Organization for Standardization
IVFE Intravenous fat emulsion
IVP Intravenous push
IVPB Intravenous piggyback
LAFW Laminar airflow workbench
MDV Multiple-dose vial, Multidose vial
PCA Patient-controlled analgesia
PEC Primary engineering control
PFS Prefiled syringe
PPE Personnel protective equipment
SC, SQ, subq Subcutaneous
TKO To keep vein open
TPN Total parenteral nutrition
Created by: Daniellesachs