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CNA Abbreviations

@ at
Abd abdomen
ac before meals
ADL activitiesof daily living
Ad lib as desired
AM morning
Amb ambulate
Amt amount
ASAP as soon as possible
As tol as tolerated
Bid twice a day
BM bowel movement
BP blood pressure
BRP bathroom priviledges
C Celsius or centigrade
c with a line over the c with
cc cubic centimeter
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
c/o complain of
CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA Cerebral Vascular Accident
Dc (d/c) discontinue/discharge
D dry and intact
DNR Do not resuscitate
Dr doctor
Dx diagnosis
ECG (EKG) electrocardiogram
FBS fasting blood sugar
BS blood sugar
FF force fluid
Fx fracture
gtt/gtts drop/drops
H2O water
HOB head of bed
HOH hard of hearing
HS hour of sleep
Ht height
IDDM insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
I and O intake and output
Lb pound
LLQ left lower quadrant
LPN Licensed practical nurse
LUE left upper extremity
LUQ left upper quadrant
MI Myocardial infarction
ml milliliter
Mn midnight
NIDDM non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
NAS no added salt
NOP nothing by mouth
N and V Nausea and vomiting
O2 oxygen
OJ orange juice
OOB Out of bed
OTC over the counter
oz ounce
pc after meals
PM afternoon/evening
PPE personal protective equipment
Pre before
po by mouth
Post after
Post-op after surgery
Pre-op before surgery
Prn as necessary
Pt Patient
PT physical therapy
q every
qd every day/daily
qh every hour
q2h, q3h, q4h etc. every 2 hours etc.
qhs every hour of sleep
qid four times per day
qod every other day
R with a cicle around it rectal
RLE right lower extremities
RLQ right lower quadrant
RN registered nurse
ROM range of motion
RUE right upper extremities
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx treatment (pharmaceutical)
s with a line over it without
SOB shortness of breath
SSE soap suds enema
STAT At once/ immediately
Sx Symptoms
Tid Three times per day
TPR temperature, pulse, respirations
Tx treatment
UA urinalysis
VS vital signs
WNL within normal limits
x times
URI upper respiratory infection
w/c wheel chair
wt weight
CMO comfort measures only
QD / qd JCAHO do not use daily
QOD/q.o.d./qod JCAHO do not use every other day
> JCAHO do not use greater than
< JCAHO do not use less than
CC / cc JCAHO do not use centimeters
Inc incontinent
adm admission
Created by: jlcarreiro