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q.d. or Q.D. :

DNU-Write "daily" or "every day"

q.o.d or Q.O.D :

DNU-write "every other day"

U :

DNU-write "unit"

IU:

DNU-write "internation unit"

MS or MSO4 :

DNU-write morphine sulfate"

MgSO4:

DNU-write "magnesium sulfate"

.5 mg:

DNU-write "0.5 mg" Use zero before decimal point when does is less than a whole.

1.0 mg:

DNU-write "1 mg" do not use a trailing zero

cc:

Use "ml" instead

Ug:

Use "mcg" instead

< or > :

Spell them out

Drug names:

Write out full name of drug

@:

write "at"

supp:

Suppository

V.O.:

verbal order

mEq:

miliequivalent

m2:

square meter

SR:

sustained release

susp:

suspension

T.O.:

telephone order

m, min:

minim

A.D or ad

right ear

A.S. or as

left ear

A.U. or au

both ears

ID:

intradermal

IM:

intramuscular

IV:

intravenous

IVPB:

IV piggyback

KVO:

keep vein open

NGT:

Nasogastric tube

O.D. or od :

right eye

O.S. or os:

left eye

O.U. or ou

both eyes

PO, po, os :

by mouth

SC, subc, sc, SQ, subQ:

subcutaneous

SL, sl, subl:

sublingual

TKO:

to keep open

Vag:

vaginal

AC, ac

before meals

ad lib :

as desired

B.i.d or bid

twice a day

hs

hours of sleep

NPO

nothing by mouth

PC or pc

after meals

PRN or prn

As needed, whenever necessary

qAM

morning

qh

every hour

q2h

every 2 hours

stat

immediately

T.i.d or t.i.d

Three times a day

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