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Common Sigs (Direction codes)

Q every
QD every day or daily
QOD every other day
QAM every morning
QPM every evening
QHS at bedtime
Q4h every 4 hrs
Q6h every 6 hrs
Q8h every 8 hrs
QW every week
BID twice daily
TID three times daily
QID four times daily
UD as directed
PRN as needed
OU both eyes
OS left eye
OD right eye
Gtt (s) drop (s)
AC before meals
PC after meals
IEN in each nostril
CW chest wall
SL sublingual
SQ or SC subcutaneous
U units
AU both ears
AS left ear
AD right ear
SOB shortness of breath
Q4-6h every 4-6 hrs
PO by mouth or orally
qs quantity sufficient or equal to
Created by: wallytnd



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