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LPN Med Abbreviations

a before
abd abdomen
AD right ear
ADA American Diabetic Association
ADL Activities of Daily Living
ad lib as desired
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AMA Against Medical Advice
amb ambulate
amp ampule
ant anterior
AS left ear
AU both ears
ausc auscultate
BID twice daily
BM bowel movement
BP Blood Pressure
bpm beats per minute
BR bathroom or Bedrest
BRP Bathroom privileges
BSC bedside commode
c with a line over it with
CA cancer
CABG Coronary artery Bypass Graft
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
Cal calorie
cap capsule
CBC complete Blood Count
CC chief complaint
cc same as mililiter
CHF Congestive heart failure
CHO carbohydrate
cm centimeter
CMS Color, Motion, Sensitivity
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
c/o complains of
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPM Continuous Passive Motion
CPR cardiopulminary resuscitation
C&S Culture and Sensitivity
CVA Cerebrovascular accident
CVC central venous catheter
DAT Diet as tolerated
DC discontinue
DNR do not resuscitate
dr dram
dsg dressing
dx diagnosis
EC enteric coated
ECG/EKG electrocardiogram
EENT eyes, ears, nose, throat
elix Elixir
ER emergency room
et and
etc and so forth
ETOH alcohol
FBS Fasting blood sugar
FOB foot of bed
g gram
GI gastrointestinal
gr grain
gtt drop
HA headache
H & H hemoglobin & hematocrit
HHN hand held nebulizer
HIV Human immunodeficiency Virus
HOB head of bed
H & P history and Physical
hr hour
hs hour of bedtime
HTN hypertension
HX history
I & O intake and output
IM intramuscular
IS incentive spirometer
I.U. international unit
IV intravenous
IVP IV push
IVPB IV piggyback
Kg kilogram
KVO keep vein open
L liter
Lat lateral
LLQ left lower quadrant
LOC level of consciousness
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
m minim
mcg. microgram
MAR Medication Administration Record
mEq milliequivalent
mg milligram(one-thousandth gram)
MGSO4 magnesium sulfate
min minute
mL milliliter(one thousandth Liter)
mm millimeter
mm Hg millimeters of mercury
MRI magnetic resonance imaging
MS or MSO4 morphine sulfate
NANDA North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
NAS no added salt
NC nasal cannula
NG nasogastric
NKA no known allergies
noc night
NPO nothing by mouth (nil per os)
NWB nonweight bearing
O2 oxygen
OD right eye
OOB out of bed
os mouth
OS Left eye
OU both eyes
OTC Over the Counter
p with a line over it after
P pulse
p.c. after meals
PCA patient-controlled analgesia
PCN penicillin
PE physical Exam
PEG percutaneous endoscopic Gastrostomy
PERRLA pupils equally round and respond to light and accommodation
pH degree of acidity or alkalinity
PICC peripherally inserted central catheter
po by mouth
post posterior
pre-op before surgery
prn as needed
PT physical therapy or prothombin time
PWB partial weight bearing
q every
q 2 h every 2 hours
q 3 h every 3 hours
QA quality assurance
qam every morning
q.d. every day
q.h. every hour
q.h.s. every bedtime
QID four times a day
qod every other day
qs quantity sufficient
RBC red blood cell
REM rapid eye movement
RLQ right lower quadrant
RN registered nurse
R/O rule out; either confirm or eliminate
ROM range of motion
RUQ right upper quadrant
Rx perscription
s with a line over it with out
sl sublingual(under the tounge)
SNF skilled nursing facility
SOB shortness of breath
ss one half
SSE soap suds enema
stat at once
supp suppository
susp suspension
sx symptoms
T or tbsp tablespoon
tab tablet
TID three times a day
TPN total parenteral nutrition
TPR temperature, pulse, and respirations
tsp. teaspoon
TWB total weight bearing
ug microgram(mcg)
URI upper respiratory infection
UTI urinary tract infection
VO verbal order
Vol volume
vs vital signs
WBC white blood cell
wc wheelchair
WNL within normal limit(s)
@ at
< less than
> greater than
= equal(s)
Created by: whalen614