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Abbreviations

Nursing 110 Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
q every
min minute
h hour
qh every hour
q2h every two hours
q3h every three hours
q4h every four hours
q6h every six hours
q8h every eight hours
qd every day
qod every other day
bid two times a day
tid three times a day
qid four times a day
ASAP as soon as possible
ADL Activities of Daily Living
_ c with
c/o complains of
OT Occupational Therapy
DON Director of Nursing
et. and
prn whenever necessary, as needed
pt patient
_ s without
RN Registered Nurse
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
hs hour of sleep, bedtime
Hx medical history
TLC tender loving care
abd abdomen
p after
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
N.A. nursing asssitant
hgb hemoglobin
Dr doctor
LUQ left upper quadrant
LLQ left lower quadrant
RUQ right upper quadrant
RLQ right lower quadrant
noc night
am morning
pm afternoon, evening
amb ambulatory
ad lib as desired
BRP Bathroom Privileges
CBR Complete Bed Rest
d/c ( D/C) discontinue
drsg dressing
ROM Range of Motion
HOB head of bed
OR operating room
OOB out of bed
PROM passive range of motion
w/c wheelchair
Mn, mid noc midnight
neg negative
amt amount
per as by, through
R rectal, right, respiration
L left, liter
liq liquid
lt left
Sx/Sx signs and symptoms
ac before meals
cath catheter
oz ounce
pc after meals
H2O water
lb pound
cc cubic centimeter
PO, po by mouth
I&O Intake and Output
IV intravenous
ml milliliter
N/G Nasogastric tube
NPO nothing by mouth
U/A urinalysis
GI gastrointestinal
tbsp tablespoon
BM bowel movement
spec specimen
SSE Soap Suds Enema
supp suppository
en enema
FBS fasting blood sugar
fl fluid
F.S. Food service
tsp teaspoon
G-tube Gastric tube
HTN Hypertension
stat immediately, at once
CBC Complete blood count
WBC White Blood Cell
ht height
preop preoperative
PT Physical Therapy
RBC Red Blood Cell
SOB shortness of breath
MI Myocardial Infarction
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
VS vital signs
wt weight
HF Heart Failure
ap apical
B/P Blood Pressure
C Centigrade
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
RT Respiratory Therapy
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
F Fahrenheit
in inch
O2 oxygen
Dx Diagnosis
ORIF Open Reduction Internal Fixation
N/A, n/a not applicable
subq subqcutaneous
AKA above the knee amputation
BKA below the knee amputation
EKG electrocardiogram
DOA dead on arrival
meds medications
cap capsule
prep preperation
CA cancer
postop postoperative
r/o rule out
fx fracture
ss half
Rx treatment
tab tablet
ung ointment
gtt drops
gr grain
IM intramuscular
i one
ii two
Created by: mstearns