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8 patient rights right patient-right medication-dose-time-route-to refuse-documentation-reason
po by mouth
npo nothing by mouth
bid twice daily
Tid Three times daily
Qid four times daily
QOD every other day
Hs hour of sleep
q every
prn as needed
Apap acetaminophen
ASA asprin
NTG Nitroglycerin
PCN Penicillin
aa of each
ad lib freely , as desired
a.c. before meals
c with
caps. capsules
dl or dL deciliters
elix elixir
ext. extract
g gram
gr. grain
gtt drops
h hour
ID intradermal
IM intramuscular
inj. by injection
IV or I.V. intravenously
IVPB intravenous piggy back
kg kilogram
kvo keep vein open
L liter
mcg micrograms
mEg milliequivalents
mg milligram
ml or mL mililiter
NGT nasogastric tube
O.D. in the right eye
OCTOR on call to operating room
O.S. in the left eye
o.d. every day or once a day
o.u. or O.U. both eyes
p after
p.c. after meals
q.h. every hour
q2h every 2 hours
q.s. a sufficent quantity
S.C. or s.c. or sub q subcutaneously
S.L. sublingually
ss. one half



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