CNA medical abbreviations

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abd

Abdomen

AC; a.c.

Befor meals

ADL

Activities of daily living

ad lib

as desired

AIDS

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

AKA

Above the knee amputation

AM

morning

Amb; amb

ambulate; ambulatory

amt

amount

ap; AP

apical

bid

twice a day

BE

barium enema (x-ray)

BKA

Below the knee amputation

BM; bm

bowel movement

BP

blood pressure

BRP

bathroom privileges

c (With line over it)

with

C

centigrade; celsius

ca; CA

cancer

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; 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

Fastening Blood Sugar

FL; FLD

Fluid

Fx

Fracture

FUO

Fever of Unknown Orgin

Gal

gallon

GB

gallbladder

GI

gastrointestinal

GU

genitourinary

h; hr

hour

H2O

water

HIV

human immunodefiency virus

ht

height

hx

history

ICU

intensive care unit

I&O

intake and output

IV

intravenous

L

left; liter

Lab

laboratory

lb

pound

liq

liquid

LLQ

left lower quadrant

LOC

level of consciousness

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