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Competency 13

Abbreviations

QuestionAnswer
PRN As Needed
mEq Milli equivalent
mg milligram
PC After Meals
PR Rectally
Q (q) every
QOD every other day
Q2H every two hours
AC Before Meals
BID Twice a day
gtt drops
gr grain
IM Intramuscularly
MV Multivitamin (injection)
MVI Mulitvitamin (injection)
NKDA No Known Drug allergies
OD Right Eye
NPO Nothing by mouth
OS Left Eye
PO by mouth (orally)
SL Sublingually
supp. Suppository
T Tablespoonful
TCN tetracycline
ung Ointment
HCTZ hydrocholorthiazide
IV Intravenously
s without
tsp/t teaspoonful
Cap capsule
i one
i - ii one to two
NTG nitrogylcerin
TID three times a day
QID four times a day
MR1X May Repeat one dose
MOM Milk of magnesia
NTE Not to eceed
NSAID non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
PCN penicillin
ss one-half
stat immediately
K potassium
sol solution
hr hour
dh every hour
BP Blood pressure
R/O rule out
T.I.W. three time a week
q6h every six hours
Rx prescription
ASA aspirin
dr dram
Dx/Diag diagnosis
L liters
Etoh alcohol
aa of each
Na sodium
NaCl sodium chloride
oz ounce
NS Normal saline (0.9% NaCl)
DSS Docusate sodium (colace)
EPI epinephrine
LA long acting
triangle change
ECT enteric coated tablet
FE or Fe or FeSO4 furrous sulfate
MRx1 may repeat times one or one more time
MSO4 morphine sulfate
D5W dextrose 5% in water
WA while awake
FA folic acid
CR controlled release
LR lactated ringers solution
HL heparin lock
Dig digoxin
APAP acetaminophen (Tylenol)
MPF Meth-parabe free (preservative free)
CP chest pain
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
MAO monoamide oxidase
ASAP as soon as possible
TPN total parental nutrition
Syr. syrup
qd daily
ou both eyes
inj. injection
fl oz fluid ounce
cc cubic centimeters
CHF congestive heart failure
au both ears
BM bowel movement
ad right ear
OTC over the counter
Created by: Jose_Olguin09