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Abbreviation Review

ABG Arterial Blood Gas
ADL Activites of Daily Living
AFIB Atrial Fibrillation
AIDS Acquired Immune Defieiency Syndrome
amb ambulate
BGM blood glucose monitor
bil bilateral
BKA below knee amputation
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom priviledges
c with a line over it with
CC cubic centimeter
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
CPR Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CVA Cardiovascualr Accident
CXR Chest X-Ray
DNR do not resuscitate
DOB date of birth
Dr. doctor
Dx diagnosis
Dz disease
EKG electrocardiogram
ECHO Echocardiogram
ED Emergency Department
F fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF force fluids
Fx fracture
G or GM gram
GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GI gastrointestinal
gtt drop
hr hour
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HDL High Density Lipoprotein
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HTN hypertension
Hx history
ICU Intensive Care Unit
IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
IM intramuscular
inc incontinent
IV intravenous
K+ potassium
Kg kilogram
L with a circle around it left
LDL Low Density Lipoprotein
lg large
LLQ left lower quadrant
LPM liters per minute
LUQ left upper quadrant
MD Medical Doctor
mg milligram
MI Myocardial Infarction
ml milliliters
cc cubic centimeters
MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MV Mitral Valve Proplapse
N&V nausea & vomitting
NAS No added salt
NGT Nasogastric Tube
NIDDM Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
NPO nothing by mouth or nothing per os
OOB out of bed
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OPQRST onset, provocation, quality, radiation, severity, time
OR Operating Room
oz ounce
P pulse
PERL pupils equal and reactive to light
PMH past medical history
PO by mouth
PPE personal protective equipment
Pt patient
p with a line over it after
q every
qid four times a day
qhs every hour of sleep
qt quart
R respiration or rectal
R with a cirlce around it right
R/O or r/o rule out
res resident
RICE rest, ice, compression, elevation
RLQ right lower quadrant
RN Registered Nurse
ROM range of motion
RR respiratory rate
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx prescription
s with a line over it without
S&S or s/s signs and symptoms
SAMPLE s/s, allergies, meds, PMH, last oral intake, events leading up to
SOB short of breath
stat immediately
STI sexually transmitted infection
Sx symptoms
Sz seizure
T or temp temperature
TB Tuberculosis
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
tid three times a day
TKR Total Knee Replacement
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
Tx treatment
UA urinalysis
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
UGI Upper Gastrointestinal
VS vital signs
VSS vital signs stable
w/c wheelchair
WNL within normal limits
X times
y/o year old
yr year
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Created by: Mrs. Strunk
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