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morning

AM

complaint of

c/o

discontinue

d/c

Diagnosis

Dx

Fracture

Fx

after

p or post

afternoon or evening

PM

postoperative

post-op

preoperative

pre-op

Prognosis

Px

prescription or treatment

Rx

immediately

STAT

tablespoon

tbsp

urinary analysis

U/A

laboratory

lab

abdomen

abd

admitted or admission

Adm

ambulate or ambulatory

amb

amount

amt

catheter

Cath

clear liquids

cl liq

discharge

disch

dressing

drsg

fluids

Fld

gallon

gal

gynecology

gyn

medications

meds

minute

min

negative

neg

obstetrics

OB

orthopedic

ortho

pediatrics

Peds

specimen

spec

before meals

a.c.

as desired

ad lib

twice a day

b.i.d.

nothing by mouth

NPO

after meals

pc

by mouth

p.o.

as necessary

p.r.p

every day

q.d.

every hour

q.h.

every night at bed time

q.h.s

four times a day

q.i.d.

three times a day

t.i.d.

urinary track infection

UTI

total parenteral nutrition

TPN

Alzheimer disease

AD

activities of daily living

ADL

bowel movement

BM

blood pressure

BP

bed rest

BR

bathroom privileges

BRP

centigrade

C

complete blood count

CBC

cubic centimeter

cc

coronary care unit

CCU

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPR

cerebral vascular accident

CVA

electrocardiogram

ECG

electroencephalogram

EEG

emergency room

ER

Fahrenheit

F

fasting blood sugar

FBS

force fluids

FF

gastrointestinal

GI

intake and output

I & O

intensive care unit

ICU

intravenous

IV

last menstrual period

LMP

myocardial infraction

MI

out of blood

OOB

operating room

OR

outpatient department

OPD

patient, pint

pt

physical therapy

PT

range of motion

ROM

recovery room

RR

temperature, pulse, respiration

TPR

upper respiratory infection

URI

vital signs

VS

teaspoon

tsp

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