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a (line over a) before
aa (line over a) of each
ac (line over ac) before meals
ad lib as desired
ASAP/asap as soon as possible
BID/ bid twice a day
c (line over c) with
C centigrade
c/o complaints of
cap(s) capsule(s)
cc cubic centimeter
elix. elixir
F fahrenheit
gr grain
Gm, gm or g gram
gtt drop
h hour
IM intramuscular
Inh. inhalant
IV intravenous
Kg kilogram
liq liquid
mcg microgram
mEq. milliequivalent
mg. milligram
mL millileter
NPO nothing by mouth
p (line over p) after
pc (line over pc) after meals
PO/po by mouth
PRN/prn as needed
qh every hour
q4h every four hours
QID/qid four times a day
sl sublingual
sol solution
STAT immediately
subcut subcutaneously
supp. suppository
tab(s) tablet(s)
TID/tid three times a day
tr. tincture
AIDS Autoimmune Deficiency Syndrome
ARD Acute Respiratory Distress
ASCVD Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
BPH Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
CHD Coronary Heart Disease
CHI Closed Head Injury
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
COBS Chronic Organic Brain Syndrome
COLD Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
CVD Cardiovascular Disease
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
DJD Degenerative Joint Disease
DM Diabetes Mellitus
HTN Hypertension
IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
LLLI Left lower lobe infiltrate
RLLI Right lower lobe infiltrate
MI Myocardial Infarction
NIDDM Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
OBS Organic Brain Syndrome
PVD Peripheral Vascular disease
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
CBC Complete Blood Count
C&S Culture and Sensitivity
ECG/EKG Electrocardiogram
FBS Fasting blood sugar
MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
RBC Red Blood Count
VRE Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci
WBC White Blood Count
ADL Activities of daily living
AKA Above the knee amputation
ASAP As soon as possible
CC Chief complaint
C.D.C Center for Disease Control
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
DHSS Department of Health and Senior Services
Dx Diagnosis
H2O Water
H&P History and Physical
ICF Intermediate care facility
I&O Intake and output
LTC Long term care
MAR Medication Administration Record
MDS Minimum data sheet
NKA No known allergies
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OSHA Occupation Safety and Health Administration
OTC Over the counter medications (non-prescription)
PDR Physician's desk reference
RCF Residential care facility
SNF Skilled nursing facility
Created by: HerndonFON