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Abbreviations WORDS
abd Abdomen
ABR Absolute bedrest
ac a.c Before meals
AD Alzheimer’s disease
ad lib as desired
ADLs Activities of daily living
adm. admission
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AMA Against medical advice American medical Association
amb Ambulate ambulatory
as tol As tolerated
ax. Axillary (armpit)
BID b.i.d. 2x a day
BM bowel movement
BP B/P blood pressure
BPM beats per minute
BR Bed rest
BRP bath room privileges
BSC bedside commode
C(line over it) With
cath. Catheter
CBR complete bed rest
CDC Center for disease control and prevention
C.diff clostridium difficle
CHF congestive heart failure
ck check
cl liq clear liquid
CNA certified nursing assistant
c/o complaints of in care of
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardio-pulmonary-resuscitation
CRE carbapenem-restraint-Enterobacteriaceae
CS Central supply
CVA cerebrovascular accident, stroke
CVP central venous pressure
CXR chest X-ray
DAT diet as tolerated
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
DON directory of nursing
DR Dr. doctor
drsg dressing
Dx dx diagnosis
EMS emergency medical services
exam examination
FF force fluids
ft foot
F/U f/u follow-up
FWB full weight-bearing
geri-chair geriatric chair
H20 water
h hr, hr. hour
HBV hepatitis B virus
HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HOB head of bed
HS hs height
ht height
HTN hypertension
hyper above normal too fast rapid
hypo low less than normal
inc incontinent
I&O intake & output
isol isolation
IV I.V. intravenous(within a vien)
L lt left
lab laboratory
Ib. pound
LOC level of consciousness
LPN licensed practical nurse
LTC long term care
M.D medical doctor
MDS minimum data set
meds medications
MI myocardial infaraction
Created by: Jailahmoore