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6 - October 11, 2011

Introduction to Patient Care - Abbreviations (48 - 83)

N/A not applicable
N/C nasal cannula
NG nasogastric (tube that goes threw the nose into the stomach)
NKA no known allergies
NPO nothing by mouth
NS normal saline
NWB non-weight bearing
N nausea and vomiting
O2 oxygen
OOB out of bed
OT occupational therapy
p after
pc after meals
per through or by
PERRL(A) pupils equal,round,reactive to light (accommodation)
pm after noon
po by mouth
prn as necessary
POD post operative day
post-op post operative
pre-op after surgery
pt patient
P.T. physical therapy
PWB partial weight bearing
qh hourly
qid or QID four times a day
qs quantity sufficient (usually pertaining to urine)
R/O rule out
ROM range of motion
s without
SOB shortness of breath
stat at once
tid or TID three time a day
TPR temperature,pulse,respirations
VS vital signs
WNL within normal limits
Created by: bjbert