temperature, pulse, and respiration
range of motion
I & O
intake and output
foot of bed
s (with a line over it)
hour of sleep or bedtime
complains of, complaints of, complaining of
a (with a line over it)
no added salt diet
c (with a line over it)
Center for Disease Control
compression stockings or thromboembolitic devices
A condition where the blood supply to the brain is cut off suddenly by a clot or a ruptured blood vessel. Also known as a CVA (cerebrovascular accident).
The inability to speak or speak clearly.
decreased function from normal.
skin that is pale or blue.
A state where no pathogens are present.
infection acquired while in a hospital or other healthcare facility.
weakness on one side of the body
paralysis on one side of the body
a tiny living thing always present in the environment, not visible without the use of a microscope.
one form of dementia that is progressive
Rhythmic contraction of smooth muscles to propel contents through the digestive tract.
state of a body after death where the muscles become stiff. Effects start at about 3 hours after death and dissipate about 72 hours after death.
division of the trachea into two branches, one into each lung.