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Medical Abbreviation

Nurse Aide

ADLs activities of daily living
Amb ambulate, ambulatory
BID, b.i.d. two times a day
BM bowel movement
C with
c/o complains of, in care of
DNR do not resuscitate
Dx, dx diagnosis
H, hr hour
H2O water
I&O intake and output
Inc incontinent
Isol isolation
IV intravenous (within a vein)
Meds medications
Min minute
mL millileter
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
PPE personal protective equipment
p.r.n., prn when necessary
Q2h, q3h, q4h every two hours, every three hours, every four hours
Q.h., qh every hour
S without
Stat immediately
T, temp temperature
TID, t.i.d three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse and respiration
V.s., VS vital signs
w/c, W/C wheelchair
Created by: hcps-jamesnc