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Fundamental Concepts and Skills for Nursing

unit unit
g gram
kg or Kg kilogram
L liter
mcg microgram
mEq or meq milliequivalent
mg milligram
mL or ml milliliter
m minim apothecary measurement
dr dram apothecary measurement
gr grain apothecary measurement
gtt drop apothecary measurement
I 1
V 5
X 10
L 50
C 100
pt pint
qt quart
Tbsp., T tablespoon
Tsp., t teaspoon
oz ounce
cap or caps capsule
CR controlled release
LA long acting slow acting
SA sustained action slow acting
SR sustained or slow release slow acting
DS double strength slow acting
EC enteric coated dissolves in intestine
el or elixir elixir hydroalcoholic base
sp spirit alcoholic solution
sup or SUP suppository rectal or vaginal
susp suspension med in liquid base
syr syrup sugar dissolved in liquid med
tab or tabs tablet solid form of med
tr or tinct tincture hydroalcoholic solution of med
ung or oint ointment semisolid form of med
KVO keep vein open continuous IV infusion
TKO to keep open continuous IV infusion
discontinue discontinue stop
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
Created by: cathyb