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LPN Abbreviations

Common abbreviations for LPN.

TermDefinition
PO, po by mouth
SL, subling sublingual, under the tongue
Parenteral by some route other than through the alimentary canal, such as by subcutaneous, intramuscular, intrasternal, or intravenous injection
IM intramuscularly, inject into muscle
SC, Subq, subQ subcutaneously, inject below skin
IV intravenously, inject or infuse into vein
ID intradermally, inject into skin
OD, od right eye
OS, os left eye
OU, ou both eyes
AD, ad right ear
AS, as left ear
AU, au both ears
q every
id the number of times in a day
c food
qd every day
qw every week
qm every month
qh every hour
q2h every two hours
q4h every four hours
q6h every six hours
bid twice a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
1mo 30 days
2mo 60 days
1d 1 day
2d 2 days
1/7 1 day
2/7 2 days
1/12 1 month, 30 days
2/12 2 months, 60 days
1/52 1 week, 7 days
2/52 2 weeks, 14 days
ac before meal
pc after meal
hs at bedtime
stat immediately, at once
prn as required, as needed
tab tablet
cap capsule
gtt(s) drops
fl, f fluid
syr syrup
elix elixir
susp suspension
ung ointment
supp suppository
inj injection
i one
ss and a half, 0.5
iss 1.5
iiss 2.5
Created by: sappheiros