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Abbreviations

Nursing Assistant Abbreviations - Hartman - The Basics

QuestionAnswer
_ q every
h hour
q2h every two hours
q4h every four hours
bid two times a day
tid three times a day
ADL Activities of Daily Living
_ c with
c/o complains of
DON Director of Nursing
prn, p.r.n. whenever necessary, as needed
_ s without
hs hour of sleep, bedtime
_ p after
ad lib as desired
BRP Bathroom Privileges
ROM Range of Motion
HOB head of bed
OOB out of bed
w/c wheelchair
amt amount
R rectal, respiration
S&S, S/S signs and symptoms
cath catheter
oz ounce
H2O water
lb pound
PO, per os by mouth
I&O Intake and Output
IV. I.V intravenous
mL milliliter
NPO nothing by mouth
BM bowel movement
spec specimen
HTN Hypertension
stat immediately, at once
ht height
SOB shortness of breath
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
VS, vs vital signs
wt weight
ap apical
B/P, BP Blood Pressure
C Centigrade
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
F Fahrenheit
O2 oxygen
Dx, dx Diagnosis
meds medications
_ a Before
as tol As Tolerated
ax. Axillary
C. Diff Clostridium difficile
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
DAT Diet as Tolerated
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DOB Date of Birth
FF Force Fluids
ft Foot
HBV Hepatitis B virus
hyper Above normal
hypo Below normal
inc Incontinent
isol Isolation
lab laboratory
LTC Long-Term Care
mmHg Millimeters of Mercury
MRSA Methicillin-residstant Staphylocossus Aureau
N/A Not applicable
NKA No Known Allergies
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
peri care Perineal Care
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
rehab Rehabilitation
RF Restrict Fluids
T., temp Temperature
TB Tuberculosis
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
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