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Medical Abbreviation

Gadsden Jobcorps CNA Medical Abbreviations

TermDefinition
abd Abdomen
ABR Absolute bed rest
ac, a.c. Before meals
ad lib As desired
ADLs Activities of Daily Living
adm. Admission
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
amb Ambulate; Ambulatory
amt Amount
ap Apical
AROM Active Range of Motion
ASAP As Soon As Possible
as tol As tolerated
ax. Axillary (armpit)
BID, b.i.d Two times a day
BM Bowel movement
BP, B/P Blood pressure
BPM Beats per minute
BR Bed rest
BRP Bathroom privileges
BSC Bedside commode
_ c With
C Centigrade
CA Cancer
Cath. Catheter
CBC Complete blood count
CBR Complete bed rest
CCU Cardiac Care Unit; Cardiovascular Care Unit
CDC Centers for Disease Control
C. diff Clostridium difficile
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CK Check
cl liq Clear liquids
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
CNS Central Nervous System
C/O Complains of; in care of
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CS Central Supply
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident (stroke)
CVP Central Venous Pressure
CVS Cardiovascular System
CXR Chest X-Ray
DAT Diet as Tolerated
DM Diabetes Mellitus
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DOA Dead on Arrival
DOB Date of Birth
DON Director of Nursing
DR., DR Doctor
drsg dressing
DVT Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dx, dx Diagnosis
ECG, EKG Electrocardiogram
EMS Emergency Medical Services
ER Emergency Room
exam Examination
F Fahrenheit
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
FF Force Fluids
ft. foot
F/U, f/u Follow Up
FWB Full-Weight Bearing
FYI For Your Information
geri chair Geriatric chair
GI Gastrointestinal
H2O Water
h, hr, hr. hour
H/A, HA Headache
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HHA Home Health Aide
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HOB Head of Bed
HS, hs Hours of Sleep
ht. height
HTN Hypertension
hyper above normal; too fast; rapid
hypo low; less than normal
ICU Intensive Care Unit
inc incontinent
I & O Intake and Output
isol isolation
IV, I.V. Intravenous (within a vein)
L, lt. left
lab laboratory
lb. pound
lg large
LOC Level of Consciousness
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LTC Long-Term Care
LTCF Long-Term Care Facility
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
MD, M.D. Medical Doctor
MDS Minimum Data Set
meds medications
MI Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)
min minute
mL milliliter
mm Hg millimeters of mercury
mod moderate
MRSA Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet
NA Nursing Assistant
N/A Not Applicable
N/C No Complaints; no call
NG, ng nasogastric
NKA No Known Allergies
NPO Nothing By Mouth
NVD Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
NWB Non-Weight Bearing
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OOB Out of Bed
OR Operating Room
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OT Occupational Therapist/therapy
oz ounce
_ p after
pc, p.c. after meals
PCA Patient- Controlled Anesthesia
PEG Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy
peri care perineal care
per os by mouth
PHI Protected Health Information
PNS Peripheral Nervous System
PO By Mouth
post-op after surgery
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
pre-op before surgery
p.r.n., prn when necessary
PROM Passive Range of Motion
PT Physical Therapist/therapy
PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease
PWB Partial-Weight Bearing
_ q every
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
q4h every 4 hours
qh, qhr every hour
R Respirations; rectal
R, rt. right
RBC Red Blood Cell/Count
rehab rehabilitation
res. resident
resp. respiration
RF Restrict Fluids
R.I.C.E Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate
RN Registered Nurse
R/O Rule Out
ROM Range of Motion
RR Respiratory Rate
_ s without
SNF Skilled Nursing Facility
SOB Shortness of Breath
SP. Standard Precautions
spec. specimen
S&S, S/S Signs and Symptoms
SSE Soapsuds Enema
Staph Staphylococcus
stat, STAT immediately
std. prec. standard precautions
STI Sexually-Transmitted Infection
Strep Streptococcus
T., temp temperature
TB Tuberculosis
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
t.i.d., tid 3 times a day
TLC Tender Loving Care
TPN Total Parenteral Nutrition
TPR Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration
TWE Tap Water Enema
U/A, u/a Urinalysis
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
VRE Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus
VS, vs vital signs
WBC White Blood Cell/Count
w/c, W/C wheelchair
WNL Within Normal Limits
wt. weight
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