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Medical Abbreviation

Medical Abbreviations for CNA

Ca cancer
@ at
abd abdomen
AD Alzheimer's disease
ADL Activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
Adm admitted or admission
AM morning
amb ambulate or ambulatory (walk)
amt amount
b.i.d. twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BR bed rest
BRP bathroom privileges
C centigrade
Cath catheter
CBC complete blood count
CBR complete bed rest
CCU coronary care unit
cl liq clear liquid
c/o complains of
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
drsg dressing
Dx diagnosis
ECG (EKG) electrocardiogram
EEG electroenchephalogram
ER emergency room
F Fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
FF force fluids
fld fluids
Fx fracture
gal gallon
GI gastrointestinal
gyn gynecology
hr hour
H20 water
I intake and output
ICU intensive care unit
in inch
IV intravenous
L liter
lab laboratory
lb pound
liq liquid
LMP last menstrual period
meds medications
MI myocardial infarction
min minute
neg negative
nil none
NPO nothing by mouth
OB obstetrics
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
ortho orthopedics
OPD outpatient department
O2 oxygen
oz ounce
p or post after
pc after meals
Peds pediatrics
PM afternoon or evening
p.o. by mouth
postop postoperative
preop preoperative
p.r.n. as needed or as necessary
pt patient or pint
PT physical therapy
Px prognosis
q every
q.h. every hour
q.i.d. four times a day
R rectal
ROM range of motion
RR recovery room
Rx prescription or treatment
spec specimen
STAT immediately!
tbsp tablespoon
t.i.d. three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
tsp teaspoon
U/A urinalysis
URI upper respiratory infection
VS vital signs
wt weight
Created by: andreapyle