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nursing abbreviations (reversed)

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No / none
Primary
Secondary
with
without
after
before
abd
abdomen
ABG
Arterial Blood Gases
ac
before meal
ad lib
as desired
ADL
activities of daily living
adm
admission
AEB
as evidenced by
AIDS
Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AKA
above knee amputation
AM
morning
AMA
against medical advice
amb
ambulation
amp
ampule
amt
amount
A&O
Alert & Oriented
APTT
activated partial thromboplastin time
ASA
asprin
ASAP
as soon as possible
ATC
around the clock
ax
axillary
BBS
bilateral breath sounds
BG
blood glucose
BKA
below knee amputation
BM
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BR
bed rest
BRP
bathroom privilege
BS
bed side
BUN
Blood Urea Nitrogen
c
centigrade
C&S
culture & sensitivity
c/o
complaint of
Ca++
Calcium
CAD
coronary artery disease
Cal
calories
CBC
complete blood count
CC
chief complaint
CHF
congestive heart failure
cm
centimeter
CNS
central nervous system
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF
cerebral spinal fluid
CTA
clear to auscultation
CVA
cerebral vascular accident
CXR
chest x-ray
d/c
discontinue
diff
differential
DKA
diabetic ketoacidosis
DM
diabetes mellitus
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
DTR
deep tendon reflexes
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
Dx
diagnosis
ECF
extended care facility
ECG or EKG
electrocardiogram
ER
emergency room
ETOH
ethyl alcohol
eval
evaluation
ext
external
FBS
fasting blood sugar
Fe
iron
freq
frequency
F/U
follow up
fx
fracture
GI
gastrointestinal
GSW
gun shot wound
gtts
drops
GU
genitourinary
GYN
gynecology
H/H
hematocrit & Hemoglobin
h/o
history of
H2O
water
H2O2
hydrogen peroxide
HA
headache
Hgb
hemoglobin
HOB
head of bed
HOH
hard of hearing
H&P
history & physical
HR
heart rate
HS
bedtime / hour of sleep
ht
height
HTN
hypertension
Hx
history
ICU
intensive care unit
I&D
incision & drainage
IM
intramuscular
inj
injection / injectable
I&O
intake & output
IV
intravenous
IVDA
intravenous drug abuse
K+
potassium
KCl
potassium chloride
Kg
kilogram
LDL
low density lipoprotein cholesterol
LE
lower extremity
LL
lower leg
LOC
loss/level of conciousness
LOS
length of stay
LP
lumbar puncture
LS
lung sounds
(L)
Left
(R)
Right
-
negative
=
equal to
+
positive
#
number
@
at
max
maximum / maximal
mcg
microgram
med
medium
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
mid
middle
min
minimal / miniature
ml
milliliter
mm
millimeter
mod
moderate
MRI
magnetic resonance imaging
MVI
multi-vitamin injection
N/A
non-applicable
Na+
sodium
NaCl
sodium chloride
NAD
no apparent distress
NAS
no added salt
NC
nasal cannula
neg
negative
NG
nasogastric
NGT
nasogastric tube
NICU
neonatal intensive care unit
NIDDM
non-insulin dependent diabetes
NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline
NSG
nursing
N&V
nausea & vomiting
NWB
non-weight bearing
O2
oxygen
OB
occult blood
OD
overdose
onc
oncology
oob
out of bed
OP
outpatient
OPD
outpatient department
ophth
ophthalmology
OR
operating room
ortho
orthopedic
OT
occupational therapy
OTC
over the counter
oz
ounces
PACU
post anesthesia recovery room
palp
palpable / palpation
PAR
post anesthesia room
PC
after meal
PCA
patient controlled analgesic
PE
pulmonary embolism
Ped
pediatrics
pharm
pharmacy
PICU
pediatric intensive care unit
PM
evening
PM&R
physical medicine and rehabilitation
PMH
previous/past medical history
PO
orally
post
posterior or after
post-op
post operative
PRE
progressive resistive exercise
Pre-op
preoperative
PRN
as needed, whenever necessary
PSH
previous/past surgical history
PTA
prior to admission
PWB
partial weight bearing
q
every
q12h
every 12 hours
q4h
every 4 hours
q6h
every 6 hours
q8h
every 8 hours
RA
room air
reg
regular
rehab
rehabilitation
resp
respiratory
RLE
right lower extremity
RLL
right lower lobe
RLQ
right lower quadrant
RMF
regular/routine medical floor
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion
RR
respiratory rate
RUE
right upper extremity
RUL
right upper lobe
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
prescription
SCB
strictly confined to bed
SCI
spinal cord injury
SDS
same day surgery
S/E
side effects
sec
seconds
SOB
short of breath
S/S
signs & symptoms
SSE
soap sud enema
Stat
immediately
sx
symptoms
T
temperature
TB
tuberculosis
TIA
transient ischemic attack
TPR
temperature, pulse, respirations
TTWB
toe touch weight bearing
Tx
treatment
UA
urinalysis
UA/C&S
urinalysis/culture & sensitivity
UE, U/E
upper extremity
u/o
urine output
US
ultrasound
UTI
urinary tract infection
VO
verbal order
VS
vital sign
VSS
vital signs stable
WA
while awake
WBAT
weight bearing as tolerated
WBC
white blood count
W/C
wheelchair
W&D
warm & dry
WNL
with normal limits
wt
weight
x
times
APN
advanced practice nurse
BSN
bachelor of science - nursing
CRNA
certified registered nurse anesthetist
GN
graduated nurse
LPN
licensed practical nurse
MD
doctor of medicine
NP
nurse practitioner
NT
nurse technician
OTR
occupation therapist, registered
PA
physician's assistant
RD
registered dietitian
RN
registered nurse
RPh
registered pharmacist
RPT
registered physical therapist