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Nsg Abbreviations

abbreviations by lilk8tob

ChartingMeaning
@ at
a (line over it) before
a fib atrial fibrillation
abd abdomen
AB abortions
ABG arterial blood gas
ad lib as often as desired
ADL activities of daily living
AK above the knee
AKA above the knee amputation
amb ambulatory
amt amount
ant anterior
ante before
ASAP as soon as possible
BBB bundle branch block
BKA below knee amputation
BP or B.P. blood pressure
BM bowel movement
BR bathroom
BRP bathroom privileges, up to bathroom only
Bx biopsy
C1-7 cervical vertebra
C Celsius/Centigrade
c (line above) with
cath catheter
CBI continuous bladder irrigation
cm centimeter
C/O complains of
commode bedside toilet
DOA dead on arrival
dangle sit at edge of bed, legs over side
dc discontinue
decub decubitis (lying) position
DPT Diptheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
Drsg dressing
Dx diagnosis
exam examination
Ext. extract/external
F Fahrenheit or female
F.U.O. fever of unknown origin
FX fracture
ga gauge
GI gastrointestinal
GM gram
Grav (I, II,...etc.) number of pregnancies, gravida
GSW gun shot wound
G-Tube gastric feed tube/ gastrostomy tube
GU genitourinary
H & P history and physical
Hg mercury
H & H hemoglobin and hematocrit
Hb or Hbg hemoglobin
Hct. hematocrit
Htn hypertendion
ht height
Hx. history
H, hr. hour, hours
int internal
I & O intake and output
IUD intra-uterine device
irrig irrigate, irrigation
JVD jugular vein distention
kg kilogram
KUB kidney, ureter, bladder (x-ray)
L 1-5 lumbar vertebrae or nerves
LLE left lower extremity
LUE left upper extremity
L left
l liter
l/min liters per minute
lat lateral
lbs. pound
MRSA methicillin resistant Staph. aureus
mcg microgram
mEq or MEQ millequivalent
min minute
misc miscellaneous
ml milliliter
mm millimeter
mo month
mod moderate
NCB no code blue
NH nursing home
N & V nausea and vomiting
N.K.D.A. no known drug allergies
N.P.O. nothing by mouth
NSR normal sinus rhythm
N.T. nasotracheal
n/a not applicable
neg negative
O.J. orange juice
PCT patient care technician
P.E. physical exam
P.D. postural drainage
P.I. present illness
P.T.A. prior to admission
per by or through
PERL pupils equal and react to light
PERLA pupils equal, react to light accommodation
PERRLA pupils equal, round reactive to light and accommodation
PH past history
PND paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
PTD prior to discharge
PVC premature ventricular contraction
P pulse
p after
Post posterior
Prep. preparation, prepare
pt. patient
q every
qns quantitiy not sufficient
qs quantity sufficient
ques question
R respirations
R (circled) right
RAI radioactive iodine
RLE right lower extremity
R.L.Q. right lower quadrant (abdomen)
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
ROS review of systems
RUE right upper extremity
RUQ right upper quadrant (abdomen)
Reg regular
Rbc red blood cells
Rx recipe (prescription)
S1-5 sacral vertebra
s without
sero-sang sero-sanguinous
Sl slight
Surg surgery
Sx symptoms
T1-12 thoracic vertebra
T temperature
ax axillary
o oral
r rectal
TMJ temporomandibular joint
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
tx treatment
UE upper extremity
UGI upper gastrointestinal
umb umbilical/umbilicus
US Ultra Sound
V.O. verbal order
V.S. vital signs
vag vaginal
vent ventilator
VRE vancomycin resistant enterococcus
WNL within normal limits
wbc white blood count
w/c wheelchair
w/o without
wt weight
X times
Yell yellow
yest yesterday
y/o years old
yr. year
YTD year to date
Created by: lilk8tob