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CNA Abbreviations

TermDefinition
_ a before
ac before meals
AD right ear, Alzheimer's disease
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AMI acute myocardial infarction
amt amount
ANS autonomic nervous system
ante- before (prefix)
ARC AIDS-related complex
ARD acute respiratory disease
ARF acute respiratory failure
AROM active range of motion
ASCVD arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
AV, A-V atrioventricular
bid twice a day
BK below knee
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
bpm beats per minute
BS bowel sounds
BSN bachelor of science in nursing
BUN blood urea nitrogen
BX, bx biopsy
_ c with
CA cancer, chronological age
CABG coronary artery bypass graft
CAD coronary artery disease
CAT computerized axial tomography
cath catheterization
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CCU cardiac/coronary care unit
chemo chemotherapy
CHF congestive heart failure
chol cholesterol
CNA certified nurse aide
CNS central nervous system
CO2 carbon dioxide
COLD chronic obstructive lung disease
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP cerebral palsy, chest pain
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
crit hematocrit
C & S culture and sensitivity test
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computerized tomography, cytotechnologist
CV cardiovascular
CVA cerebrovascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
D/C, d/c discontinue
Derm, derm dermatology
disc discontinue
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DOE dyspnea on exertion
DVT deep vein thrombosis
Dx diagnosis
E. coli Escherichia coli
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
EKG electrocardiogram
EMT-B emergency medical technician- basic
Endo endoscopy
ENT ear, nose, throat
ER emergency room
ERCP endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
ESRD end-stage renal disease
FBS fasting blood sugar
Fe iron
FHR fetal heart rate
Fx, FX fracture
GB gallbladder
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
gm gram
GYN, gyn gynecology
H2O water
HAV hepatitis A virus
Hb hemoglobin
HBV hepatitis B virus
HCV hepatitis B virus
HDL high-density lipoproteins
Hgb, HGB hemoglobin
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HPV human papilloma virus
hs hour of sleep
IBD inflammatory bowel disease
IBS irritable bowel syndrome
I & D incision and drainage
IM intramuscular
I & O intake and output
IV intravenous
K+ potassium
kg kilogram
L left, liter
LAT, lat lateral
LE lower extremity
LL left lateral
LLE left lower extremity
LLL left lower lobe
LLQ left lower quadrant
LP lumbar puncture
LPN licensed practical nurse
LUE left upper extremity
LUL left upper lobe
LUQ left upper quadrant
mEq milliequivalent
mets metastases
mg milligram
MI myocardial infarction, mitral insufficiency
mL milliliter
mm millimeter
MM malignant melanoma
mmHg millimeters of mercury
Mono mononucleosis
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS mitral stenosis, multiple sclerosis, musculoskeletal
MSN master of science in nursing
MVP mitral valve prolapse
n & v nausea and vomiting
Na+ sodium
NG nasogastric (tube)
NIDDM non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
noc night
NP nurse practitioner
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
NSR normal sinus rhythm
O2 oxygen
OB obstetrics
OR operating room
OS left eye
OT occupational therapy
OU each eye
oz ounce
_ p after
p pulse
PA posteroanterior, physician assistant, pernicious anemia
PCP Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
per with
PERRLA pupils equal, round, react to light and accomodation
PET positron emission tomography
PM, pm evening
PNS peripheral nervous system
PO, po phone order, by mouth
pp postprandial (after meals)
PPD purified protein derivative (TB test)
preop, pre-op preoperative
prn as needed
PVC premature ventricular contraction
_ q every
qam every morning
qd once a day, every day
qh every hour
qhs every night
qid four times a day
qod every other day
qs quantity sufficient
R respiration, right
RBC red blood cell
RDA recommended daily allowance
RDS respiratory distress syndrome
Rh- Rh+ Rh-negative Rh-positive
RL right lateral
RLE right lower extremity
RLL right lower lobe
RLQ right lower quadrant
RML right mediolateral, right middle lobe
RN registered nurse
ROM range of motion
RRT registered radiologic technologist, registered respiratory therapist
RUE right upper extremity
RUL right upper lobe
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx take
_ s without
SA, S-A sinoatrial
SIDS sudden infant death syndrome
Sig label as follows/directions
sl under the tongue
sol solution
stat, STAT immediately
STD skin test done, sexually transmitted disease
subcu subcutaneous
subq subcutancons
supp. suppository
T tablespoon
t teaspoon
T & A tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
TB tuberculosis
tbsp tablespoon
TENS transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation
TIA transient ischemic attack
tid three times a day
TKR total knee replacment
TO telephone order
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
tsp teaspoon
TX, Tx traction, treatment
u unit
U/A, UA urinalysis
UE upper extremity
ung ointment
URI upper respiratory infetion
US ultrasound
UTI urinary tract infection
VD venereal disease
VFib ventricular fibrillation
VO verbal order
VS vital signs
WBC white blood cell
wt weight
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