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a before
ABG arterial blood gas
ac before meals
ACLS advanced cardiac life support
AD right ear
ad lib as desired
ADL activities of daily living
AED automated external defibrillation
AHA american hospital association
AIDS acquired immune deficiency syndrome
am morning
ant anterion
AS left ear
ASA aspirin
ASAP as soon as possible
ASHD arteriosclerotic heart disease
AU both ears
A&W alive and well
BBB bundle branch block
bid twice a day
B bilateral
BM bowel movement
BMI body mass index
BMR basal metabolic rate
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
BS blood sugar
BSA body surface area
BUN blood urea nitrogen
Bx biopsy
c with
CA cancer
CBC complete blood count
CC chief complaint
CCU coronary care unit
CDC center for disease control
CF cystic fibrosis
CHD coronary heart disease
CHF congestive heart failure
CHO carbohydrates
chol cholesterol
CICU cardiac intensive care unit
Cl chloride
cl liq clear liquid
cm centimeter
CNS central nervous system
c/o chief complaint of
CO2 carbon dioxide
COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CSF cerebrospinal fluid
CVA cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
CVD cardiovascular disease
DAT diet as tolerated
D/C discontinued
Diff differential white blood cell count
DM diabetes mellitus
DNR do not resuscitate
DOA dead on arrival
DOB date of birth
DOD date of death
D/S dextrose in saline
D/W dextrose in water
Dx diagnosis
Created by: cbrowne_hst2011