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Ruth p.3

ACLS advanced cardiac life support
ADL activities of daily living
AED automated external; defibrillator
AM morning
AP apical pulse
Ac before meal
BMI body mass index
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BUN blood urean nitrogen
Bl Wk blood work
CBC omplete blood count
CCU critical care unit
CDC center for disease control and prevention
Cl chlorine or chloride
D/C discontinue, discharge
Dx diagnosis
ECG electrocardiogram
EENT ears,eyes,nose,troat
EMT emergency medical technician
FBS fasting blood sugar
FFL force fluids
H2O water
HIPAA health insurance portability and actuatalblity act
HS hour of sleep, bedtime
Hg mercury
IPPB intermittent positive pressure breathing
IV intravenous
KCL potassium chloride
LMP last menstrual period
LTC long –term care
N/S normal saline
NPO nothing by mouth
NaCl sodium Chloride
O2 oxygen
OJ orange juice
OPD clinic
OR operating room
OU in each eye
Ob-Gyn obstetric-gynecology
bid twice a day
cc cubic centimeter
cl liq clear liquids
cˉ (C with a line on top) with
gtts drops
higher, elevate or up
Stat immediately
wt weight
T temperature
Spec specimen
ss(with a line on top) one half
s(with a line on top) without
vp venipuncture, venous pressure
VS vital signs
tid 3 times a day
w/c wheel chair
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