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ABG Arterial Blood Gas
ac before meals
adlib as desired
ADL Activity of Daily Living
AMA Against Medical Advice
A&O Alert and Oriented
AP Apical Pulse
A & P Anatomy and Physiology
ASA Asprin
ASHD Arterial Sclerotic Heart Disease
AV Atrial Ventricular node
amp ampule
AROM Active Range of Motion
BID Twice a day
BPM or bpm Beats Per Minute
B/P Blood Pressure
BRP Bathroom Privileges
BUN Blood Urea Nitrogen
c/o complains of
CBC Complete Blood Count
CO Carbon Monoxide
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
CAD Coronary Artery Disease
c (with a line over top) with
CHF Congestive Heart Failure
cm centimeter
C & S Culture and Sensitivity
cap capsule
CSF Cerebral Spinal Fluid
CT Computerized Tomography
cu cubic
CAT Consistency as Tolerated
drsg. dressing
DNR Do Not Resuscitate
DX, dx Diagnosis
elix elixer
EEG Electroencephalogram
EKG, ECG Electrocardiogram
ETOH alcohol
ER, ED Emergency Room, Emergency Department
FUO Fever of Undetermined Origin
FX Fracture
gtt drop
GU Genitourinary
G, g, gm Gram
gr grain
H2O water
H2O2 Hydrogen Peroxide
H & P History and Physical
HOH Hard of Hearing
IV Intravenous
I & O Intake and Output
IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
IM Intramuscular
kg kilogram
l (with a circle around it) left
LOC Level of Consciousness
L Liter
mm millimeter
mL milliLiter
mg milligram
mcg microgram
N/V Nausea and Vomiting
NPO Nothing by Mouth
OTC Over the Counter
oz ounce
O.D. Right eye or Overdose
O.U both eyes
O.S. Left eye
O2 Oxygen
pc after meals
PERRLA Pupil Equal Round Reactive to Light and Accommodation
prn whenever necessary
PROM Passive Range of Motion
PO by mouth
PT Physical Therapy
pt patient
qh every hour
qid four times a day
RLQ Right Lower Quadrant
RBC Red Blood Cell
ROM Range of Motion
R/O Rule out
r (with circle around it) right
supp suppository
Sub Q Subcutaneous
SSE Soap Suds Enema
S.O.B. Shortness of Breath
STAT immediately
ss half
TPR Temperature, Pulse, Respiration
tab tablet
ugtt microdrops
V/S Vital Signs
wt weight
Created by: lpn