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Acronyms & Abbrev

acronyms and abbreviations, CMAA

ACE angiotensin converting enzyme ( drugs to treat hypertension)
MAC monitored anesthesia care
HSV herpes
BUN blood urea nitrogen ( kidney test)
CABG Coronary artery bypass graft ( grafting)
CPAP continuous positive airway pressure
CAT computerized axial tomography ( older name for CT)
ELISA enzyme linked immunosorbent assay ( test to detect anti- bodies in HIV)
HAART highly active anti retroviral. combination of drugs to treat AIDS
HD hemodialysis
PSA blood test to detect prostate cancer
GU pertaining to the reproductive system and urinary tract
NSAID anti- inflammatory drug
EMG recording of electricity in the muscle
IM intra-muscular ( within a muscle)
EEG record of the electricity of the brain
CVA stroke
CSF fluid surrounding bran and spinal cord
PE blood clot in lung
URI infection in the throat or upper airway
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis, emphysema )
CCU special care units for patients with heart problems
ETT-MIBI treadmill test with radioactive tracer
ACS unstable angina and heart attack
HTN high blood pressure
PCI angioplasty (coronary)
A before
ac before meals
AMI acute myocardial infarction
bid 2 times a day
BP blood pressure
c/o complaint of
Ca cancer , carcinoma
CC chief complaint
CHF congestive heart failure
CXR chest x ray
Dx diagnosis
ECG, EKG electrocardiogram
Fx fracture
GI gastrointestinal
HEENT head ears eyes nose throat
h/o history of
H&P history and physical exam
Hx history
LAC laceration
LOC level of conciousness
mcg micrograms
NKDA no known drug allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
po by mouth
PRN as needed
Q every
Qd everyday
Qid 4 times a day
Tx treatment
Sig Label
SOB shortness of breath
Tid 3 times day
w/o or s without
WNL within normal limits
SOAP ( ER) progress notes approach , Subjective, objective, Assessment , plan ( E patient received education on condition) R ( patients compliance of plan)
POMR Problem Oriented Medical Record
CHEDDAR chief report, history, examination, details, drugs& dosages, Assessment, Return visit information
HMO Health Maintenance Organization, provides a wide range of comprehensive care to a specific group
PPO Preferred Provider Organization brings together providers who agree on a list of charges for services. Typically 80/20 split. Many insurances have this model
AMA professional organization of medical providers, sets standards for the profession, publishes CPT
CDC focused on worldwide safety and health , clearinghouse of information and statics
HHS main US agency charged with protecting health for Americans
CMS center for medicare and medicaid services
NIH national institutes of health ,uncovering new health knowledges, 27 facilities, funds other research reject
RBRVS resource based relative value scale : ,purpose is to provide national uniform payments after adjustment.conversion factor single national # applied to all services paid under the fee schedule. congress changes it yearly and at the request fo CMS
Created by: foofie91