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Med abre.

ac before meals
Cl chloride
AP apical pulse
-c (line over the c) with
BP blood pressure
CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
arrow up higher, elevate
female sign female
AED Automated External Defibrillation
BMI Body Mass Index
bid twice a day
cc cubic centimeter
AM morning
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privilege
CCU Critical Care Unit
Bl blood
CBC complete blood count
BUN blood urea nitrogen
cap capsule
ADL activities of daily living
cl liq clear liquids
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
symbol: Pi 2
CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident (stroke)
CT computerized tomography
ACLS Advanced Cardiac Life Support
c/o complains of
D/C discharge
DRG diagnostic related group
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
gtts drops
HS hours of sleep
Ht height
ECG electrocardiogram
H2O water
FBS fasting blood sugar
Hg mercury
EENT ears, eyes, nose, throat
FFl force fluids
Dx diagnosis
EMT emergency medical technician
Gyn gynecologist
OR operating room
NPO nothing by mouth
NA sodium
LMP last menstrual period
LTC long term care
IM intramuscular
OJ orange juice
N/S normal saline
NaCl salt
mm millimeters
OPD clinic
Ob obstetrics
mg milligrams
mL milliliters
OU each eye
O2 oxygen
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
KCL potassium chloride
CRT certified respiratory therapist
prn as needed
RN registered nurse
Rx treatment
pt patient or pint
R respiration
qid 4 times a day
q every
qod every other day
qt quart
pc after meals
pre before
PT physical therapy
ROM range of motion
stat immediately
Wt weight
T temperature
spec specimen
ss with line one half
s with line without
vp venous pressure
TPR temperature, pulse and respiration rate
tsp teaspoons
SSE soap solution enema
tab tablet
vs vital signs
w/c wheelchair
sig give the following directions
Created by: adrsurf