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competency 13

PRN as needed
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
PC after meals
PR by rectum
PPD purified protein derivative
q every
QOD every other day
q4h every 4 hours
AC before meals
ASAP as soon as possible
BID twice daily
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardio pulmonary resuscitation
FUO fever unknown origin
gtt drop
gr grain
HS bedtime
IM intramuscular
MAO monoamine oxidase
MRSA methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus
MVI multivitamin
NKDA no known drug allergies
OD right eye/overdose
NPO nothing by mouth
OS left eye
PO by mouth
R/O rule out
sl sublingually/under the tongue
suppos. suppository
T tablespoonful
TCN tetracycline
ung. ointment
HCTZ hydrochlorothiazide
IV intravenous
AC before meals
w/o without
tsp teaspoonful
cap capsule
i one
i-ii one to two
NTG nitroglycerin
TID three times daily
QID four times daily
MR1X may repeat one dose
MOM milk of magnesia
NTE not to exceed
meq milliequivillant
AC before meals
NSAID non steroidal anti inflammatory drug
NPO nothing by mouth
PCN penicillin
PC after meals
AD right ear
wt weight
TPN total parenteral nutrition
Syr. syurp/syringe
sol solution
q.o.d. every other day
q.d. daily
P.O. by mouth
ou both eyes
NR no refills
mEq milliequivillant
inj injection/injectable
hs bedtime
gtt drop
fl.oz. fluid ounce
EtOH alcohol
dr dram
cc cubic centimeter
chol bile/gallbladder
BP blood pressure
au both ears
ad right ear
fl.dr. fluid dram
os left eye
q4h every 4 hours
ung ointment
NS normal saline
DSS docusate sodium succinate (Colace)
EPI epinephrine
MOM milk of magnesia
LA long acting
triangle change
NTG nitroglycerin
Supp suppository
ECT enteric coated tablet
FE/Fe/FeSO4 ferrous sulfate
MRx1 may repeat one dose
k/k+ potassium
MSO4 morphine sulfate
MVI multivitamin
D5W dex 5% water
WA while awake
FA folic acid
CR controlled release
LR lactated ringers solution
HL heparin lock
dig digoxin
APAP acetaminophen
ASA asprin
MPF methyl-paraben free
CP chest pain
emesis vomit
Pre- before/in front of
rhin/o nose
oste/o bone
-pathy disease
Hyper- above/excess
Semi- half
-itis inflammation
gastr/o stomach
Anti- against
-ectomy surgical removal/excision
audi/o hearing/sound
hepat/o liver
Ante- before/forward
-algia pain
Hyperglycermia too much sugar in the blood
tachycardia pertaining to fast heart rate
Rhinorrhea discharge of the nose
Subcutaneous pertaining to below the skin
Sublingual pertaining to under the tongue
Arthritis Inflammation of the joints
Otitis inflammation of the ear
Dyspnea difficult, painful, or faulty breathing
Bradycardia pertaining to slow heart rate
Metastasis the spread of cancer cells beyond the original site of the tumor through blood or lymph
Myocardium heart muscle tissue
Hypokalemia low blood potassium
Conjunctivitis inflammation of the conjunctiva
NDC national drug code- unique number assigned to each drug, strength, and package size for the purpose of identification
Brand Drug a drug covered by a patent and is only available by one manufacture
OTC over the counter- drugs available without a prescription
Pharmacy Technician professionals who work under the direct supervision of the pharmacists
HIPAA health insurance portability and accountability act- federal legislation enacted to establish guidelines for the protection of patients private health information
DEA drug enforcement administration- federal agency that administers and enforces federal laws for controlled and illegal substances, such as narcotics and other dangerous drugs. DEA is part of the US department of justice
STAT immediately
Generic Drug a drug that is no longer covered by a patent and is therefore available from multiple manufactures usually resulting in a significant drop in price
Chain pharmacy a pharmacy that is part of a large number of corporately owned pharmacies that use the same name and carry similarly branded OTC products
DAW dispense as written
KCL potassium chloride
SR sustained release
CR controlled release
Er extended release
DS double strength
DC, D/C discontinue, discharge
Created by: Samanthiadenney



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