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CNA Abbreviations

CNA Abbriviations and Meanings
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abd
Abdomen
a.c.
before meals
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
ad lib
as desired
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AKA
above-the-knee amputation
AM
Morning
amb
ambulate; ambulatory
amt
amount
ap
apical
bid
twice a day
BE
barium enema (x-ray)
BKA
below-the-knee amputation
BM
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom privileges
c with line one top
with
C
centigrade; Celsius
CA
cancer
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
cal
calories
cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
CBR
complete bed rest
CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CNA
certified nursing assistant
c/o
complains of
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CNS
central nervous system
CS
central service; central supply
DOA
dead on arrival
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DON
director of nursing
drsg
dressing
Dx
diagnosis
ECG;EKG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eyes, ears, nose, and throat
ER
emergency room
F
Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
fl;fld
fluid
Fx
fracture
FUO
fever of unknown origin
gal
gallon
GB
gallbladder
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
h;hr
hour
H2O
water
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
ht
height
hx
history
ICU
intensive care unit
I&O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
L
left, liter
Lab
laboratory
lb
pound
liq
liquid
LLQ
left lower quadrant
HA
headache
NV
vomiting, nausea
px
stomach pain
1oz
30cc
LOC
level of consciousness
LPN
licensed practical nurse
lt
left
LVN
licensed vocational nurse
LUQ
left upper quadrant
meds
medications
mid noc
midnight
min
minute
ml
milliliter
NA
nursing assistant
neg
negative
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
O2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
OOB
out of bed
OR
operating room
os
mouth
OT
occupational therapy
oz
ounce
pc
after meals
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
Peds
pediatrics
per
by, though
pm
afternoon
po
by mouth, orally
postop, post op
postoperative
preop, pre op
preoperative
prep
Preparation
prn
when necessary
pt
patient
PT
physical therapy
q
every
qh
every hour
q2h, q3h, etc
every 2 hours etc
qid
four times a day
R
rectal temperature; respiration; right
RBC
red blood cell; red blood count
RLQ
right lower quadrant
r/o
rule out
RN
registered nurse
ROM
range of motion
RR
Recovery room
rt
right
RUQ
right upper quadrant
s
without
SNF
skilled nursing facility
SOB
shortness of breath
spec
specimen
SSE
soapsuds enema
stat
at once, immediately
tbsp
tablespoon
tid
three times a day
TLC
tender loving care
TPR
Temperature, pulse, and respiratoins
tsp
teaspoon
u/a
urinalysis
UTI
urinary tract infection
VS
vital sighns
WBC
white blood cell, white blood count
w/c
wheel chair
wt
weight