CNA/HHA Abreviations

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A list of Abbreviations used in the CNA/HHA course at Alexandria Technical College in Minnesota.

A or Ax

Auxillary

AROM

Active Range of Motion

a.c

Before Meals

ADL

Activities of Daily Living

ad lib

As Desired

AEB

As Evidenced By

A.M.

Midnight to Noon

B&B

Bowel and Bladder Program

b.i.d

Twice a Day

BKA

Below Knee Amputation

BM

Bowel Movement

BP

Blood Pressure

BRP

Bathroom Privileges

c or w

With

c.c

Cubic Centimeters

C/O

Complains Of

CMS

Color, Circulation, Motion, Sensitivity

CVA

Stroke

DAT

Diet as Tolerated

DNR

Do No Resuscitate

h or hr

Hour

HOB

Head of Bed

HOH

Hard of Hearing

h.s

Bedtime/Hour of Sleep

I&O

Intake and Output

MI

Myocardial Infarction

NKA

No Known Allergies

NPO

Nothing by Mouth

OT

Occupational Therapy

Oz

Ounce = 30 cc

p.c

After Meals

Peri

Perineal

P.M.

12 Noon to Midnight

PT

Physical Therapy

p.r.n

As needed or Desired

PROM

Passive Range of Motion

Px

Physical Examination

q.d

Every Day

q.h

Every Hour

q.4.h

Every 4 Hours

q.i.d

Four Times a Day

SBA

Stand by Assist

w/o

Without

SOB

Shortness of Breath

stat

Immediately

TC & DB

Tum Cough and Deep Breathe

t.i.d

Three Times a Day

TPR

Temperature, Pulse, and Respiration

Tx

Treatment

V.S

Vital Signs

W/C

Wheelchair

<

Less Than

>

Greater Than

S/S

Signs and or Symptoms

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