Medical Abbreviations

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ABG's

arterial blood gases

ac

before meals

ADL's

activities of daily living

ad lib

as desired

AMA

against medical advice

am

morning

amb

ambulate

amt.

amount

as tol

as tolerated

AP

apical pulse

ARF

acute renal failure

ASA

acetylsalicylic acid

BE

barium enema

bid

twice daily

BM

bowel movement

BMR

basal metabolic rate

BP

blood pressure

BRP

bathroom priviledges

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

CAD

coronary artery disease

c (with a line over it)

with

C.

centigrade

cap

capsule

C &S

culture and sensitivity

CBC

complete blood count

CC

chief complaint

cm

centimeter

c/o

complains of

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CSF

cerebrovasular fluid

CT

chest tube

CVA

CEREBROVASULAR ACCIDENT

CVC

central venous catheter

DM

diabetes mellitus

DNR

do not resuscitate

DVT

deep vain thrombosis

dx

diagnosis

EC

enteric coated

ECG, EKG

eletrocardiagram

EENT

eyes ear nose throat

F.

farenheit

FUO

fever of undetermined origin

GI

gastrointestinal

GU

genitourinary

HCT

HEMATOCRIT

HGB

hemoglobin

HOB

head of bed

HR

heart rate

HPI

history of present illness

hx

history

I&D

incision and drainage

I&O

intake and output

IM

intra muscular

IV

intraveous

IVP

intravenous push

L (inside a circle)

left

lytes

electrolytes

MAR

medication administration record

mcg

microgram

mEq

milliequivalent

mg

milligram

ml

milliliter

mod.

moderate

MVI

multivitamin

NC

nasal cannula

NKA

no known allergies

NG

nasogastric

NPO

nothing by mouth

N/V

nausea/vomiting

OD

right eye

OS

left eye

OU

both eyes

OOB

out of bed

OT

occupatioinal therapy

pc

after meals

PCA

patient controlled analgesia

PE

pulmonary embolism

PERRLA

pupils equally round, reactive to light and with accommodation

pm

afternoon/evening

PICC

peripherally inserted central catheter

PMI

point of maximum impulse

po

by mouth

prn

as needed

PT

physical therapy

PRBC

packed red blood cells

PTA

prior to admit

q day

every day

qid

4 times a day

QS

quantity sufficient

R (inside a circle)

right

R

respirations

R/O

rule out

ROM

range of motion

RR

respiratory rate

r/t

related to

RX

prescription

subQ

subcutaneously

SOB

shortness of breath

SR

sustained release

stat

immediately

supp

suppository

susp

suspension

s (with line over it)

without

T

temperature

tid

3 times a day

TO

telephone order

TPR

temp. pulse respiration

TPN

total parenteral nutrition

UA

urinalysis

VAD

vascular access device

VO

verbal order

VS

vital signs

WBC

white blood cells

WNL

within normal limits

wt.

weight

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