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Fundalmental Skills and Concepts: Appendix b-Abbreviations and Acronyms:Words II

Nursing Skills I- Second set of Words
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mL
milliliter (one-thousandth L)
mm Hg
millimeters of mercury
mph
Miles per hour
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
NANDA
north american nursing diagnosis association
NAPNES
National Association for Practical Nurse Education and Service. (Founded in 1941. Publishes Journal of Practical Nursing and NAPNES Forum news letter. anyone can join.)
NCLEX-PN
National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses
NCLEX-RN
National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses
NEX
nose, earlobe, xiphoid process
NKA
no known allergies
NLN
National League for Nursing
NPO
Nil per os (nothing by mouth)
NREM
nonrapid eye movement (sleep phase)
NSS
normal saline solution
NWB
nonweight bearing
O₂
Oxygen
OTC
over the counter (ex:nonprescription)
PACU
postanesthesia care unit
PaCO₂
partial pressure of oxygen (that which dissolves in plasma)
PCA
patient-controlled analgesia
PEG
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
PEJ
percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy
PERRLA
pupils equally round/ respond to light and accommodation
PET
Positron Emission Tomography
pH
degree of Acidity/Alkalinity
PICC
peripherally inserted central catheter
PPN
peripheral parenteral nutrition
PWB
partial weight bearing
QA
Quality Assurance
RBC
red blood cell
REM
Rapid Eye Movement (sleep phase)
RN
registered nurse
R/O
rule out (either confirm or eliminate)
ROM
range of motion
SAD
seasonal affective disorder
SaO₂
oxygen saturation (percent of hemoglobin molecules saturated with oxygen)
SNF
skilled nursing facility
SSE
soap suds enema
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
TPR
temperature, pulse and respiration
WBC
white blood cell
WHO
World Health Organization