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CNA abb study

CNA abbreviations

@ at
ac before meals
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
am morning
amb ambulate (walking)
amt amount
ax axillary (underarm)
B&B bowel and bladder
BID twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges (resident is allowed to get out of bed and ambulate to bathroom on their own.)
C Celsius
-c with
c/o complains of
Ca cancer
cardio heart
cath. catheter
CBR complete bed rest
cc cubic centimeter
CCU cardiac care unit
cerebro brain
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardio pulmonary resuscitation
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
DC discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
Dr. doctor
Dx diagnosis
F fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
ft feet
fx fracture
gal gallon
GI gastro instestinal
gt one drop
GTT glucose tolerance test
gtt two drops
GU genito-urinary
gyn gynecology
H hour
H2O water
HBV hepatitis B virus
hemi half
hepat liver
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HOB head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
HS hour of sleep, bedtime
ht height
hyper above
hypo below
I+O intake and output
ICU intensive care unit
in inches
inc. incontinent
IV intravenous (into blood vessel)
L with a circle around it left
L liter
LE lower extremity
RLE right lower extremity (leg)
LLE left lower extremity (leg)
lb pound
LPN licensed practical nurse
MD medical doctor
MI myocardial infarction (heart attack)
min minute
ml milliliter
MRSA methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus
MS multiple sclerosis
NA nursing assistant
NAC nursing assistant certified
NAR nursing assistant registered
naso nose
NG nasogastric
NKA no know allergies
noc. at night
NPO nothing per os (nothing by mouth)
O2 oxygen
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OOB out of bed
os opening or mouth
OT occupational therapy
oz ounce
-p post, after
pc after meals
per by, through
pm evening
po per os, by mouth
post op after surgery
PPE personal protective equipment
PRN as necessary
pt patient
PT physical therapy
Q every
Q2h every 2 hours
QH every hour
QID four times a day
R rectal
® right
RN registered nurse
ROM range of motion
PROM passive range of motion
AROM active range of motion
-s without
SBA stand by assistance
SOB short of breath
spec. specimen (sample)
stat immediately
STD sexually transmitted disease
T temperature
TB tuberculosis
tbsp tablespoon
TID three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
UA urinalysis
UE upper extremity
RUE right upper extremity (arm)
LUE left upper extremity (arm)
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infrection
VRE vancomycin resistant entercococcus
VS vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse, and respirations)
w/c wheelchair
WT weight
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