Approved Abbreviations

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abd

Abdomen

a.c.

before meals

AD

Alzheimer disease

ADLs

activities of daily living

ad lib

as desired

AKA

Above the knee amputation

a.m. (AM)

hours between midnight and noon

amb

ambulate

amt

Amount

approx.,

approximate

AROM

active range of motion

ASAP

as soon as possible

as tol.

as tolerated

ax

axillary

bid(b.i.d./BID)

twice a day

BKA

below knee amputation

BM(bm)

bowel movement

BP(bp)

blood pressure

BRP

bathroom privileges

BR

bathroom -or- bed rest

C

centigrade, celsius

CAP

capsule

cc

cubic centimeter

c/o

complaint/complains of

C/S

Culture & Sensitivities

cath

catheter

CHF

congestive heart failure

CNA

certified nursing assistant

CNS

central nervous system

CO2

carbon dioxide

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CRT

capillary refill time

CVA

cerebral vascular accident

°

degree or hour

d/c

discontinue

DD

developmentally disabled

DM

Diabetes Mellitus

DNR

do not resuscitate

DOA

dead on arrival

DOB

date of birth

DOE

dyspena on exertion

DQ

decubitus ulcer

drsg

dressing

Dr.

Doctor

Dx/dx

diagnosis

ECG/EKG

electrocardiogram

EEG

electroencephalogram

ENT

Ear, Nose, & Throat

ETOH

alcohol

F

Fahrenheit

FBS

fasting blood sugar

FH

family history

Foley

indwelling catheter

FU

follow-up

FUO

fever of undetermined origin

FWB

full weight bearing

Fx

fracture

GI

gastrointestinal

gtt(s)

drop(s)

GU

genitourinary

H2O2

hydrogen peroxide

HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

HOB

head of bed

HOH

hard of hearing

HS/hs

hours of sleep/bedtime

HT/ht

height

HTN

hypertension

Hx/hx

history

I&O

intake&output

IDDM

Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

kg

kilogram

L/min

liters per minute

Lab

laboratory

liq

liquid

LOC

level of consciousness

LPN

licensed

LLE

left lower extremity

LUE

left upper extremity

MD

medical doctor

MG/mg

milligram

MI

myocardial infarction

min.

minute

ml

milliliter=cc

MR

mentally retarded

MS

multiple sclerosis

N/C

no complaints

n/v,N&V

nausea & vomiting

neg.

negative

NA

nursing assistant

NAS

no added salt

NCS

no concentrated sweets

NG

nasogastric

NKA

no known allergies

noc/noct.

night

NPO

nothing by mouth

NWB

non weight bearing

NS

normal saline

OD/od

right eye/over dose

OOB

out of bed

OS/os

left eye

Osteo

bone

OTC

over the counter

OU/ou

both eyes

P,T./PT

physical therapy

p.c.

after meals

per

by or though

peri

perineal area

p.m./PM

hour

p.o.

by mouth/per os

prn/PRN

when necessary,needed or requested

PROM

passive range of motion

Pt./pt.

patient

PWB

partial weight bearing

q

every, each

q2h

every 2 hours

qd

every day

qh

every hour

QID/qid

four times per day

QOD/qod

every other day

QS

quantity sufficient

RACE

rescue, alarm, contain, extinguish

r/o

rule out

RBC

red blood cell/count

resp

respiration's

RLE

right lower extremity

RUE

right upper extremity

RN

Registered Nurse

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