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CNA abbreviations

TermDefinition
ā before
ad lib as desired
ADLs activities of daily living
amb ambulate, ambulatory
amt amount
ap apical
as tol as tolerated
ax axillary
BID,b.i.d. two times a day
BM bowel movement
BPM beats per minute
BRP bathroom privileges
BSC bedside commode
c with line over it with
cath. catheter
C. diff clostridium difficile
CHF congestive heart failure
c/o complains of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA cerebrovascular accident, stroke
DAT diet as tolerated
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DON director of nursing
Dx, dx diagnosis
F Fahrenheit
FF force fluids
ft foot
H2O water
h, hr, hr. hour
HBV hepatitis B virus
HOB head of bed
HS, hs hours of sleep
ht height
HTN hypertension
hyper above normal, too fast, rapid
hypo low, less than normal
I&O intake and output
inc incontinent
isol isolation
IV, I.V. intravenous (within a vein)
lab laboratory
lb. pound
LTC long-term care
meds medications
mL milliliter
mmHg millmeters of Mercury
MRSA methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
N/A not applicable
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OOB out of bed
oz ounce
p with a line over it after
peri care perineal care
per os, PO by mouth
PPE personal protective equipment
p.r.n., prn when necessary
q with a line over it every
q2h every 2 hours
q3h every 3 hours
q4h every 4 hours
R respirations, rectal
rehab rehabilitation
RF restrict fluids
ROM range of motion
s with a line over it without
S&S, S/S signs and symptoms
SOB shortness of breath
spec. specimen
stat immediately
T., temp temperature
TB tuberculosis
TID, t.i.d. three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, and respiration
UTI urinary tract infection
VS, vs vital signs
w/c, W/C wheelchair
wt weight
Created by: ksheehy96