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more common abbr., new, spec. abbrs. related to hosp., labs & chem.

-s without
sig. to write
sob shortness of breath
ss half
SSE soap suds enema
staff stapylococcus
stat immediately
strep streptococcus
syr syrup
T temperature
tab tablet
tbsp. tablespoon
tid 3 times a day
TO telephone order
TPR temperature, pulse & respirations
tsp. teaspoon
UP universal precautions
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
v.o. verbal order
v.s. vital signs
W/C wheelchair
wt. weight
CCU Coronary Care Unit or Critical Care Unit
CS Central Supply
EENT Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat
ER Emergency Room
GI lab Gastointestinal lab
lab laboratory
MICU Medical Intensive Care Unit (very severe or contagious patients)
NICU Neuro intensive care unit; orNeonatal intensive care unit
OB/GYN Obstetrics & Gynolcology
OR Operating Room
pedi Pediatrics
PT physical therapy
RT respiratory therapy
SICU Surgical Intensive Care Unit
ABG arterial blood gas
ACP acute care panel
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen (can indicate renal failure)
C&S Culture & Sensitivity (to check bacterial growth)
CBC Complete Blood Count
chem. chemistry (blood chemistry levels)
CSF cerebral spinal fluid
CXR chest x-ray
DPT Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
HCT hematocrit
Hgb hemoglobin (red blood cells carrying oxygen)
lytes electrolytes (dehydratioh)
O&P ova & parasites (fecal sample taken)
O2 oxygen
RBC red blood cells
TB tuberculosis
UA urinalysis
WBC white blood cells
Ca calcium
CL chloride
CRE Creatinine (materials in urine)
Fe Iron
Glu Glucose
Glu glucose
K+ potassium
NA sodium
NAHCO3 sodium bicarbonate
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