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ABG arterial blood gas
ac before meals
ad lib freely as desired
ADL activity of daily living
am morning
ARC Aids related complex
bid two times a day
bm bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
c with
c/o complains of
CA cancer
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cerebrovascular accident
D5W 5% dextrose in water
dc discontinue
Mg milligram
MI myocardial infarction
ml milliliter
Na+ sodium
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
O2 oxygen
OD right eye
OS left eye
OOB out of bed
ORIF open reduction internal fixation
Oz ounce
Pc after meals
PE pulmonary embolism
Per through, by way of
PERRLA pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
Pm evening
Po by mouth, orally
Prn as often as necessary, as needed
Q every
DJD degenerative joint disease
DNR do not resuscitate
dx diagnosis
EKG, ECG electrocardiogram
Fe iron
FUO fever of unknown origin
fx fracture
g, gm, Gm gram
gr grain
gtt, gtts drop, drops
H2O water
hct hematocrit
hgb hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
hs at bedtime
I & O intake and output
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
K+ potassium
L liter
LLQ left lower quadrant
LUL left upper lobe
Qh every hour
q2 every two hours
q4 every four hours
Qid four times a day
Qod every other day
r/o rule out
RLL right lower lobe
RLQ right lower quadrant
RML right middle lobe
ROM range of motion
RUL right upper lobe
RUQ right upper quadrant
S without
sc, sq subcutaneous
ss One half
Stat immediately
Tid three times a day
Tko to keep open
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
vs vital signs
Wbc white blood cells
LUQ left upper quadrant
r/t related to
ou Both eyes
loc level of consciousness
n/v, N & V nausea and vomiting
HOH hard of hearing
HOB head of bed
SOB short of breath
LBM last bowel movement
p after
H2O2 hydrogen peroxide
TCDB Turn, cough, deep breathe
CPT chest physiotherapy
Wnl within normal limits
SCDs Sequential Compression Devices
Created by: azmedina



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