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abbreviations for gjctc

QuestionAnswer
a with a line on top before
AAOx3 awake, alert, oriented to person, place, and time
ABD abdominal
ABG arterial blood gases
a.c. before meals
ADLs activities of daily living
AEB as evidenced by
AROM active range of motion
Bid twice a day
BP blood pressure
BPM beats per minute
BUN blood urea nitrogen
c cup
c with a line on top with
Ca calcuim
CAD coronary artery disease
C&S culture & sensitivity
CBC complete blood count
cc cubic centimeter
CHF congestive heart failure
Cl chlorine / chloride
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CT computed tomography
CVA cerebrovascular accident
dc discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
DVT deep vein thrombosis
EKG electrocardiogram
F fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
ft foot / feet
g gram
Gi gastrointestinal
gr grain
gtt drop
GTT glucose tolerance test
gtt / min drops per minute
h hour(s)
H2O water
H&H hemoglobin & hematocrit
h.s. hours of sleep
IM intramuscular
in inch
I&O intake & output
IV intravenous
K potassium
KCl potassium chloride
kg kilogram
L liter
lb pound
LLQ left lower quadrant
LMP last menstrual period
LOC level of consciousness
LUQ left upper quadrant
Mg magnesium
min minute
mL milliliter
mm Hg millimeters of mercury
Na sodium
NG nasogastric
NPO nothing by mouth
NSAID nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
oz ounce
p with a line on top after
P pulse
p.c. after meals
PEG percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
po by mouth
PPE personal protective equipment
PRN as needed
q every
qd everyday
qh every hour
qid four times a day
qod every other day
Q2h every 2 hours
qt quart
R (Resp) respiration
ROM range of motion
SaO2 oxygen saturation
SOAP subjective data, objective data, assessment plan
T temperature
tab tablet
TB tuberculosis
Tbsp Tablespoon
Td tetanus / diphtheria
t.i.d three times a day
tsp teaspoon
UA routine urinalysis
UTI urinary tract infection
VS vital signs
WNL within normal limits
WDL within defined limits
wt weight
Created by: halmar
 

 



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