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A & O alert and oriented x3=person, place and time
gtt drop
I & O intake and output
ml milliliter
c with (line over the top of c)
s without (line over top of the s)
PO per os (by mouth)
NPO nothing by mouth
IM intramuscular
IV intravenous
IVP IV push
KVO keep vein open
TKO to keep open
H & P history and physical
Hx history
HL heparin lock
SL saline lock or sublingual
Ad lib as desired
PRN as needed
Stat immediately
ac before meals
pc after meals
HS or hs hours of sleep
BID twice daily
TID three times daily
Hr hour
Q or q every
Q2h every two hours
Q8h every eight hours
VS vital signs
B/P blood pressure
TPR temperature, pulse and respiration
R rectal
Ax Axiallary
LOC level of consciousness
Fx fracture
Rx treatment or prescribed
Dx diagnosis
R right
L left
HOB head of bed
CVA cerebral vasular accident
CNS central nervous system
SOB shortness of breath
BSC bedside commode
Created by: Mollie28