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ABG Arterial Blood Gas
am morning
ac before meals
ADA American Diabetic Association
Ad Lib as much as desired
ADL Activities of Daily Living
amb Ambulatory
amt Amount
AP Anterior/Posterior
AP and Lat Anterior, Posterior & Lateral
BC Blood Culture
BG Blood Glucose
BID Twice a day
Bili Bilirubin
BP Blood Pressure
BRP Bathroom Priviledges
C&S Culture & Sensativity
CBC Complete Blood Count
CDB Cough, Deep Breathe
cm centimeters
CMST Circulation, Motion, Sensation & Temperature
d/c discontinue
DC Discharge
diff differential
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
dsg Dressing
ECHO Echocardiagram
EP Electrophysiology
FBS Fasting Blood Sugar
FHR Fetal Heart rate
FFP Fresh Frozen Plasma
FS Fingerstick
FWB Full Weight-bearing
Fx Fracture
GI Gastrointestinal
GTT Glucose Tolerance Test
gtt drop
H/H Hemoglobin/Hematocrit
Hct Hematocrit
Hgb Hemoglobin
hs hour of sleep
HR Heart rate
HOB Head of bed
ht Height
wt Weight
I&O Intake & Output
ICU Intensive Care Unit
inj Injection
IV Intravenous
JP Jackson Pratt
K+ Potassium
Kg Kilogram
L liter
Lpm Liters per minute
LP Lumbar puncture
LWS low wall suction
mcg microgram
mg milligram
mm millimeter
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
NAS No added salt
N/V nausea and vomiting
NC or N/C Nasal Cannula
Na+ Sodium
NG or NGT Nasogastric Tube
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 Oxygen
oint Ointment
OOB Out of bed
P.T. or PT Physical Therapy
pc after meals
PCXR Portable Chext X-ray
per by way of
PF Peak Flow
PO by mouth
PR per rectum
PRBC Packed Red Blood Cells
Pre-op Before surgery
prn as needed, as necessary
PT Prothrombin time
PTT Partial Prothrombin time
INR International Normalized Ratio has to do with clotting times
pm afternoon or evening
q every
qhs at bedtime
R/O rule out
RA room air
RR respiratory rate
sq subcutaneous
supp suppository
Sx symptoms
sl sublingual
THR Tota Hip Replacement
TID three times a day
QID four times a day
UA urinalysis
tx treatment
VO Verbal Order
TO Telephone Order
w with
w/o without
x times
WBC White Blood Count
RBC Red Blood Cell
WBAT Weight bearing as tolerated
vs vital signs
VSS vital signs stable
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