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mlg-medical abbrevia

Medical abbreviations

a before
aa of each
abd abdominal
a.c. before meals
ADL Activity of Daily Living
ad lib as desired
a.m. morning
amt. amount
AROM Active Range of Motion
AX Axiliary
BID Two Times a Day
BM Bowel Movement
BP Blood Pressure
BRP Bathroom Privileges
C Celsius
ċ with
cal calorie
cath catheter
CBR Complete Bed Rest
cc cubic centimeter
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
cm centimeter
CN Charge Nurse
CNS Central Nervous System
c/o Complains of
DC discontinue
DON Director of Nurses
Dr. Doctor
DX Diagnosis
F Fahrentheit
fx fracture
GI Gastrointestinal
gtt drop
GU Genitourinary
h hour
H2O water
HOB Head of Bed
HOH Hard of Hearing
HS Hour of Sleep
I/O Intake and Output
IV Intravenous
kg Kilogram
L Liter
lb Pound
LE Lower extremity
LLE Left Lower Extremity
LUE Left Upper Extremity
Lt. Left
MI Myocardial Infarction
mm Millimeter
noc night
NPO Nothing by mouth
N/V Nausea and Vomitting
O.D. Right eye
OOB out of bed
O.S. Left eye
O.U. Both eyes
oz. ounce
after (post)
P Pulse
p.c. After meals
PO By mouth
prn As needed
PROM Passive Range of Motion
pt. Patient
qd every day
qh every hour
q2h every 2 hours
qid four times a day
qod every other day
QNS Quantity Not Sufficient
QS Quantity Sufficient
® Rectal
R Respirations
RE Right Extremity
RUE Right Upper Extremity
RLE Right Lower Extremity
ROM Range of Motion
Rx Prescription
sig Write, to be labeled
SOB Shortness of Breath
ss half
SSE Soap, Suds, Enema
staph staphylococcus
stat immediately
strep Streptococcus
syr syrup
T temperature
tab tablet
tbsp tablespoon
tid three times a day
TO Telephone Order
TPR Temperature, Pluse and Respirations
tsp teaspoon
UP Universal Precautions
URI Upper Resporatory Infection
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
v.o. verbal order
v.s. vital signs
W/C wheelchair
wt weight
CCU (areas) Coronary Care Unit
CCU (areas) Critical Care Unit
CS (areas) Central Suppy
EENT (areas) Eyes, Ear, Nose and Throat
ER (areas) Emergency Room
GI Lab (areas) Gastrointestinal Lab
Lab (areas) Laboratory
MICU (areas) Medical Intensive Care Unit
NICU (areas) Neuro Intensive Care Unit
NICU (areas) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Ob-Gyn (areas) Obstetrics and Gynecology
OR (areas) Operating Room
Pedi (areas) Pediatrics
PT (areas) Physical Therapy
RT (areas) Respiratory Therapy
SICU (areas) Sugical Intensive Care Unit
Ca (chemisties) Calcium
Cl (chemisties) Chloride
Cre (chemisties) Creatinine
Fe (chemisties) Iron
Glu (chemisties) Glucose
K+ (chemisties) Potasium
Na (chemisties) Sodium
NaHC03 (chemisties) Sodium Bicarbonate
ABG (lab test) Arterial Blood Gas
ACP (lab test) Acute Care Panel
BUN (lab test) Blood Urea Nitrogen
C & S (lab test) Culture and Sensitivity
CBC (lab test) Complete Blood Count
Chem (lab test) Chemistry
CSF (lab test) Cerebral Spinal Fluid
CXR (lab test) Chest X Ray
DPT (lab test) Diphtheria, Pertusis, Tetanus
FBS (lab test) Fasting Blood Sugar
HCT (lab test) Hematocrit
Hgb (lab test) Hemoglobin
Lytes (lab test) Electrolytes
O & P (lab test) Ova and Parasites
O2 (lab test) Oxygen
RBC (lab test) Red Blood Cells
TB (lab test) Tuberculosis
UA (lab test) Urinalysis
WBC (lab test) White Blood Cells
Created by: mglodowski