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Abbreviations - PTCB

QuestionAnswer
aa of each
ad up to
cc cubic centimeter
dtd dispense such doses
Eq equivalent
g gram
gal gallon
gr grain
gtt drop(s)
h hour
hr hour
kg kilogram
L liter
lb pound
mcg microgram
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram
mg/kg milligram of drug per kilogram of body weight
mL milliliter (cc)
mOsm milliosmole
# number
qs a sufficient quantity
qs ad a sufficient quantity to make up to
pt pint
qt quart
ss one-half
tbsp tablespoonful
tsp teaspoon
U unit (this is on the do not use list, however it may still be seen)
amp ampule
cap capsule
ECT enteric-coated tablet
elix elixir
fl fluid
fl oz fluid ounce
inj injection
IV intravenous
IVP intravenous push
IVPB intravenous piggyback
MDI metered-dose inhaler
oint ointment
sol solution
supp suppository
susp suspension
syr syrup
tab tablet
TDS transdermal delivery system
TPN total parenteral nutrition
ung ointment
D5LR 5% dextrose in lactated Ringer's solution
D5NS 5% dextrose in normal saline solution
D5W 5% dextrose in water
D10W 10% dextrose in water
D20W 20% dextrose in water
DW distilled water
NS normal saline (0.9% sodium chloride)
1/2 NS half-strength normal saline (0.45%)
o/w oil in water
RL Ringer's lactate solution
R/L Ringer's lactate solution
SWFI sterile water for injection
w/o water in oil
abd abdomen
ad right ear (do not use)
as left ear (do not use)
au both ears / each ear (do not use)
buc in the cheek
IA intraarterial
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
IT intrathecal
NPO nothing by mouth
od right eye (do not use)
os left eye (do not use)
ou both eyes / each eye (do not use)
per through, by
PO by mouth
PR by rectum
PV by vagina
R rectum
SC subcutaneous (under the skin)
SQ subcutaneous
subq subcutaneous (do not use)
SL sublingual (under the tongue)
top topical
vag vagina
a before
ac before meals
ad lib as desired, at pleasure, freely
AM morning
ATC around the clock
bid twice per day
hs hour of sleep / at bedtime
noct at night
p after
pc after meals
PM afternoon, evening
postop postoperative
prn as needed
q every
qd every day
q4h every 4 hours
q6h every 6 hours
qh every hour
qid four times per day
qod every other day
tid three times per day
wk week
APAP acetaminophen (Tylenol)
ASA acetylsalicylic acid (Asprin)
HRT hormone replacement therapy
MOM milk of Magnesia
BCP birth control pill
MVI multiple vitamins
PCN penicillin
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy
BS blood sugar
CA cancer
CAD coronary artery disease
CHF congestive heart failure
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CP chest pain
CVA cerebrovascular accident
DJD degenerative joint disease
DM diabetes mellitus
DT delirium tremens
GERD gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI gastrointestinal
GT gastrostomy tube
GU genitourinary
HA headache
HBP high blood pressure
HR heart rate
HT hypertension
HTN hypertension
JRA juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
NKA no known allergies
NKDA no known drug allergies
N&V nausea and vomiting
N/V nausea and vomiting
OA osteoarthritis
OCD obsessive-compulsive disorder
P pulse
PTT prothrombin time
PVC premature ventricular contraction
RA rheumatoid arthritis
RBC red blood cell
SCT sickle-cell trait
SOB shortness of breathe
Sx symptom
TED thromboembolic disease
Tx treatment
UA uric acid, urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VS vital sign
WBC white blood cell
C celsius
c with
DAW dispense as written
D/C discontinue or discharge (do not use)
dil dilute
disp dispense
div divide
F fahrenheit
KVO keep vein open
m ft mix and make
non rep do not repeat
NR no refill
Rx prescription, take
s without
sig write on label
T temperature
ut dict as directed
ud as directed
Created by: jen3347
 

 



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