CNA Abbreviations

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CNA Abbriviations and Meanings

abd

Abdomen

a.c.

before meals

ADL

Activities of Daily Living

ad lib

as desired

AIDS

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

AKA

above-the-knee amputation

AM

Morning

amb

ambulate; ambulatory

amt

amount

bid

twice a day

BE

barium enema (x-ray)

BKA

below-the-knee amputation

BM

bowel movement

BP

blood pressure

BRP

bathroom privileges

c with line one top

with

C

centigrade; Celsius

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

cal

calories

cath

catheter

CBC

complete blood count

CBR

complete bed rest

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CNA

certified nursing assistant

c/o

complains of

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CNS

central nervous system

CS

central service; central supply

DOA

dead on arrival

DOE

dyspnea on exertion

DON

director of nursing

drsg

dressing

Dx

diagnosis

ECG;EKG

electrocardiogram

EEG

electroencephalogram

EENT

eyes, ears, nose, and throat

ER

emergency room

F

Fahrenheit

FBS

fasting blood sugar

fl;fld

fluid

Fx

fracture

FUO

fever of unknown origin

gal

gallon

GB

gallbladder

GI

gastrointestinal

GU

genitourinary

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

hx

history

ICU

intensive care unit

I&O

intake and output

IV

intravenous

L

left, liter

Lab

laboratory

liq

liquid

LLQ

left lower quadrant

HA

headache

NV

vomiting, nausea

px

stomach pain

LOC

level of consciousness

LPN

licensed practical nurse

LVN

licensed vocational nurse

LUQ

left upper quadrant

meds

medications

mid noc

midnight

min

minute

ml

milliliter

NA

nursing assistant

neg

negative

NPO

nothing by mouth

OB

obstetrics

OOB

out of bed

OR

operating room

OT

occupational therapy

pc

after meals

PCA

patient controlled analgesia

Peds

pediatrics

per

by, though

pm

afternoon

po

by mouth, orally

postop, post op

postoperative

preop, pre op

preoperative

prep

Preparation

prn

when necessary

pt

patient

PT

physical therapy

qh

every hour

q2h, q3h, etc

every 2 hours etc

qid

four times a day

R

rectal temperature; respiration; right

RBC

red blood cell; red blood count

RLQ

right lower quadrant

r/o

rule out

RN

registered nurse

ROM

range of motion

RR

Recovery room

RUQ

right upper quadrant

SNF

skilled nursing facility

SOB

shortness of breath

spec

specimen

SSE

soapsuds enema

stat

at once, immediately

tbsp

tablespoon

tid

three times a day

TLC

tender loving care

TPR

Temperature, pulse, and respiratoins

tsp

teaspoon

u/a

urinalysis

UTI

urinary tract infection

VS

vital sighns

WBC

white blood cell, white blood count

w/c

wheel chair

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