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Conversions & Medical Abberivations

1 L = mL 1000 mL
1000g = kg 1 kg
1000 mg = g 1 g
1000 mcg = mg 1 mg
1 gr = mg 60 mg
15 gr = g 1 g
2.2 lbs = kg 1 kg
1 cm = mm 10 mm
1 in = cm 2.5 cm
1 mL = cc 1 cc
30 mL = oz 1 oz
1 mL = micro drops 60 micro drops
5 mL = tsp 1 tsp
1 L = qt 1 qt
15 mL = Tbs 1 Tbs
1 Tbs = tsp 3 tsp
4 qt = gal 1 gal
240 mL = C 1 C
1 lb = oz 16 oz
500 mL = pt 1 pt
2 C = pt 1 pt
1000 mL = qt 1 qt
32 oz = qt 1 qt
aa of each
ac before meals
ad lib as desired: freely
aq aqueous: water
AU both ears
bid twice a day
C cup
cap capsule
cc cubic centimeter
conc concentrate
cpd or comp compound
DC or d/c discontinue
D5W dextrose 5% in water
dil diluted
disp dispense
dr or dram
Dx diagnosis
elix elixir
EXT extract
gal gallon
g or gm gram
gr grain
gtt drop/drops
H hypodermically
HA head ache
h or hr hour
HS at bedtime
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
inj injection
I&O intake and output
iss 1 1/2 or one and a half
IV intravenous
IVPB IV piggyback
IVP IV push
kg kilogram
KVO keep vein open
L liter
lb pound
liq liquid
m minim
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
mL milliliter
NG nasogastric
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth (non per os)
noc night
NS normal saline
N&V nausea and vomiting
OD right eye
OS left eye
OTC over the counter
OU both eyes
oz or ounce
PB piggyback or IVPB
pc after meals
po or per os by mouth
prn as needed or when necessary
pt pint
pwd powder
q every
qd every day
qh every hour
qid four times a day
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
q8h every 8 hours
qod every other day
qs as much as is sufficient
qt quart
Rx take: by perscription
SL sublingual
SOL solution
SC/subq subcutaneous
SOS if necessary
susp suspension
ss 1/2 or one half
stat immediately
supp suppository
syr syrup
T or Tbs tablespoon
t or tsp teaspoon
tab tablet
TKO / KVO to keep open
tid three times a day
tr or tinct tincture
Units units (write units)
ung ointment
viiss 7 1/2, 7.5 or seven and one half
i one
ii two
iii three
iv four
v five
vi six
vii seven
viii eight
ix nine
x ten
Six Rights of Administration Right drug, Right dose, Right patient, Right route, Right time, Right documentation.
Oral (p.o) administered by mouth
Sublingual SL Placed under the tongue
Buccal Placed on cheek to dissolve
Parenteral via IV, IM, ID or Subcutaneous (subcut)
Insertion placed into a body cavity
Instillation via liquid into a body cavity
Inhalation via the respiratory tract
Intranasal via the nostrils
Topical applied to external surface
Percutaneous via skin or mucus membrane for absorption
Transdermal via a patch or disk applied topically.
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