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nurs 130

medical abbreviations of gerneral interest

a before
ac before meals
abd abdomen
ad lib as desired
adm admitted
ADL activities of daily living
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrone
am morning
ASAP as soon as possible
bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
BCS bedside commode
C Celsius, centigrade
c with
Ca cancer
cardio heart
cath catheter
CC chief complaint
CHF congestive heart failure
CNA certified nurse assitant
c/o complains of
co2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary diease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA cardiovascular accident/ stroke
CXR chest x ray
d/c discontinue/ discharge
DNR do not resuscitate
Dr. doctor
Dx diagnosis
ECG or EKG electrocardiogram
EBL estimated blood loss
ER emergency room
F Fahrenheit
Fb foreign body
FBS fasting blood sugar
fx fracture
gal gallon
gtt drop liquid measurement
GU genitor urinary
Gyn gynecology
hemi half
hepat liver
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HOB head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
H&P history and physical
HR heart rate
Hr/H hour
hs hour of sleep
ht height
hyper above
hypo below
H2O water
i 1
ii 2
iii 3
iv 4
v 5
I&O intake and output
ICU intensive care unit
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
in inches
inc incontinent
IV intravenous
IM intramuscular
LE lower extremity
LLE left lower extremity
LUE left upper extremity
LPN licensed vocational nurse
L liter
mg milligram
ml milliliter
MI myocardial infarction
Min minute
MS multiple sclerosis
MVA motor vehicle accident
naso nose
NG nasogastric
NKA no know allergies
noc night
NPO nothing by mouth
NTG nitroglycerin
O2 oxygen
OBRA omnibus budget reconciliation act
OD right eye
OS left eye
OU both eyes
os opening/mouth
OOB out of bed
OT occupational therapy
oz ounce
p after
post-op postoperative
pre-op preoperative
pm evening
po by mouth
pt patient
PT physical therapy
prn as needed
pc after meals
R rectal
RN registered nurse
RLE right lower extremity
RUE right upper extremity
ROM range of motion
PROM passive range of motion
AROM active range of motion
RN registered nurse
Rx prescription, treatment
sc/sq subcutaneous
s without
SOB short of breath
tab tablet
T temperature
TB tuberculosis
tsp teaspoon
tbsp tablespoon
TID three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
UA urinalysis
UE upper extremity
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
vs vital signs
w/c wheelchair
WT weight
an up arrow increase/upper
a down arrow decrease/ lower
Created by: caherman2000