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Rouse Abbreviations

CNA Class

ABD Abdomen
AC Before Meals
ADL Activities of Daily Living
Ad Lib As desired/ As tolerated
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AKA Above the Knee Amputation
AM Morning
AMB Ambulate, ambulatory
AMT Amount
AP Apical Pulse
AROM Active Range of Motion
AX Axillary
BID Twice a day
B Bowel and Bladder Training
BKA Below the Knee Amputation
BM Bowel Movement
BP Blood pressure
BR Bathroom
BRP Bathroom privileges
BS Blood sugar
BSC Bedside commode
C With
Cath Catheter
CDC Centers for Disease Control
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
C/O Complains of
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CVA Cerebrovascular Accident
DC Discontinue
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DX Diagnosis
F Fahrenheit
Ft Foot
Fx Fracture
GI Gastrointestinal
GT Gastrostomy Tube
HBV Hepatitis B Virus
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HOB Head of Bed
HOH Hard of Hearing
HS Hour of Sleep
Ht Height
HTN Hypertension
Hypo Low
Hyper High
Hx History
Inc Incontinent
I Intake and Output
IV Intravenous
Kg Kilogram
Lb Pound
LE Lower Extremity
LTC Long-term Care
MI Myocardial Infarction
mL Milliliter
mmHg Milliliters of Mercury
MRSA Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
NGT Nasogastric Tube
NKA No Known Allergies
NPO Nothing by Mouth
N Nausea and Vomiting
O2 Oxygen
OBRA Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OOB Out of Bed
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OT Occupational Therapy
Oz Ounce
P After
PC After Meals
PM Afternoon
PO By mouth
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
PROM Passive Range of Motion
PRN As needed
PT Physical Therapy
PVD Peripheral Vascular Disease
R Respiration
Resp Respiration
RN Registered Nurse
ROM Range of Motion
q2h Every 2 hours
QID Four (4) times daily
QD Once a day
S Without
SOB Shortness of Breath
STD Sexually Transmitted Disease
Std Prec Standard Precautions
STAT Immediately, right now
TIA Transient Ischemic Attack
TID Three (3) times daily
TPR Temperature, Pulse, Respiration
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI Urinary Tract Infection
VS Vital Signs
VRE Vancomycin Resistant Enterococcus
WC Wheelchair
Wt Weight
cc Cubic Centimeter
C. diff Clostridium Difficile
Created by: erissel