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CNA Flash Cards


ac before meals
ADL Activities of daily living
ad lib as desired
amb ambulatory
amt amount
ap apical
bid twice daily
BM bowel movement
B/P blood pressure
BRP bathroom privileges
- c with
C centigrade
cath catheter
CNA certified nursing assistant
c/o complaints of
dc or d/c discontinue
drsg dressing
dx diagnosis
ER emergency room
F fahrenheit
FBS fasting blood sugar
fl or fld fluid
gal gallon
GB gallbladder
GI gastrointestinal
h or hr hour
H2O water
HS hour of sleep
ht height
wt weight
in inch
I & O intake and output
IV intravenous
L liter or left
lab laboratory
liq liquid
LLQ left lower quadrant
LUQ left upper quadrant
meds medications
ml milliters
NPO nothing by mouth
O2 oxygen
OOB out of bed
OR operating room
OT occupational therapy
oz ounce
pc after meals
peds pediatrics
per by/through
PM afternoon
po by mouth
postop postoperative
preop preoperative
prep preparation
prn when necessary
pt patient
PT physical therapy
_ q every
qd every day
qh every hour
q2h every two hours
qhs every night at bedtime
qid four times a day
qod every other day
R rectal temp, respirations, right
RLQ right lower quadrant
_ s without
SOB shortness of breath
spec specimen
stat at once, immediately
tbsp tablespoon
tid three times a day
TPR temperature, pulse, respiration
tsp teaspoon
u/a urinalysis
VS vital signs
w/c wheelchair
wt weight
Created by: csylvia
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