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Abbreviations SVM


AROM active range of motion
ac before meals
ADL activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
AKA above the knee amputation
AMA against medical advice
A/O alert and oriented
ATC around the clock
AAT at all times
B&B bowel and bladder
BID twice a day
BKA below the knee amputation
BLE bilateral lower extremities
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
BUE bilateral upper extremities
c with
CEU continuing education unit
CHF congestive heart failure
CNS central nervous system
^ change
c/o complaint of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CVA cerebral vascular accident
CXR chest x-ray
ESRD end state renal disease
FBS fasting blood sugar
FWB full weight bearing
GI gastro intestinal
GU genito urinary
hs hour of sleep
H/A headache
HNV has not voided
HOB head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
HTN hypertension
Hx history
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
I & O intake and output
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
LOC level of consciousness
LPN licensed practical nurse
LLQ left lower quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
MAR medication administration record
MDRO multi drug resistant organism
MI myocardial infarction
MR/MI mental retardation / mental illness
M.S. multiple schlerosis
MVA motor vehicle accident
NAS no added salt
n/c no complaints
NG naso-gastric
NIDDM non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NKA no known allergies
NNO no new orders
NPO nothing by mouth
N/V/D nausea vomiting diarrhea
NWB non-weight bearing
O2 oxygen
OOB out of bed
OU both eyes
OS left eye
OD right eye
OT occupational therapy
pc after meals
PRN as needed
PNS peripheral nervous system
PT physical therapy
PVD peripheral vascular disease
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
qhs every hour of sleep (every night at bedtime)
qod every other day
QID four times daily
ROM range of motion
RN registered nurse
RT respiratory therapy
d/c discontinue
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
A axillary
R rectally
S/S sign/symptom
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