Medical Abbreviations

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dx

diagnosis

hx

history

HPI

history of present illness

c/o

complain of

CC

chief complaint

r/t

related to

r/o

rule out

GI

gastrointestinal

Stat

immediately

NKA

no known allergies

ad lib

as desired

ROM

range of motion

ADLs

activities of daily living

HR

heartrate

RR

respiratory rate

TPR

temp, pulse, resp

BP

blood pressure

DNR

do not resuscitate

n/v

nausea, vomiting

NPO

nothing by mouth

Rx

prescription

ac

before meals

pc

after meals

Q day

every day

bid

twice daily

tid

three times a day

qid

four times a day

IM

intramuscular

IV

intravenous

IVP

intravenous push

mg

milligram

mcg

microgram

cm

centimeter

ml

milliliters

supp

suppository

susp

suspension

PRN

as needed

po

by mouth

SubQ

subcutaneously

ABG's

arterial blood gases

AMA

against medical advice

am

morning

amb

ambulate

amt.

amount

as tol

as tolerated

AP

apical pulse

ARF

acute renal failure

ASA

acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

BE

barium enema

BM

bowel movement

BMR

basal metabolic rate

BRP

bathroom privileges

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

CAD

coronary heart disease

c (with a line above it)

with

cc

cubic centimeters (use ml instead)

C.

centigrade

cap

capsule

C & S

culture and sensitivity

CBC

complete blood count

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

CT

chest tube

CVA

cerebrovascular accident

CVC

central venous catheter

D/C

discontinue; discharge

DM

diabetes mellitus

DVT

deep vein thrombosis

EC

enteric coated

ECG, EKG

electrocardiogram

EENT

eyes, ears, nose, throat

F.

Farenheit

Fr.

French

FUO

fever of undetermined origin

GU

genitourinary

HCT

hematocrit

HGB

hemoglobin

HOB

head of bed

ht.

height

I & D

incision and drainage

I & O

intake and output

L (with a circle around it)

left

lytes

electrolytes

MAR

medication administration record

mEq.

milliequivalent

mod.

moderate

MVI

multivitamin

NC

nasal cannula

NG

nasogastric

OD

right eye

OS

left eye

OU

both eyes

OOB

out of bed

OT

occupational therapy

PCA

patient controlled analgesia

PE

pulmonary embolism

PERRLA

pupils equally round, reactive to light and accomodation

pm

afternoon/evening

PICC

peripherally inserted central catheter

PMI

point of maximum impulse

PT

physical therapy

PRBC

packed red blood cells

PTA

prior to admit

QS

quantity sufficient

R (with a circle around it)

right

R

respiration

SOB

shortness of breath

SR

sustained release

s (with a line above)

without

T

temperature

TO

telephone order

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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