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Talk Like A Nurse

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
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A-P
anterior-posterior
ASA
acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)
A&W
alive & well
bid
2x/day (bis in dies)
BKA
below-the-knee amputation
AKA
above-the-knee amputation
BM
bowel movement
BMI
body mass index
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BPH
benign prostatic hypertrophy
BR
bed rest
BRP
bathroom privileges
BS
bowel sounds
BSE
breast self-examination
BSO
bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
BX
biopsy
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C
with (cum)
CA
cancer
CABG
coronary artery bypass graft
CAD
coronary artery disease
CAGE
cut down, annoyed, guilty, eye opener
CAM
complementary alternative medicine
CBC
complete blood count
CBE
clinical breast exam
CC
cheif complaint
cc
cubic centimeter
CHF
congestive heart failure
cm
centimeter
CN
cranial nerve
CNS
central nervous system
C/O
complains of
Copd
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
C&S
culture & sensitivity
Csf
cerebrospinal fluid
Ct
computed tomography
Cta
clear to auscultation
Cts
carpal tunnel syndrome
ETOH
ethanol (alcohol)
FB
foreign body
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FUO
fever of unknown origin
FX
fracture
Cva
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
Cxr
chest x-ray
GERD
gastroesophageal reflux disease
GI
gastrointestinal
GU
genitourinary
H&P
history & physical
HA
headache
D/C
discharge, discontinue
HBP
high blood pressure
Hct
hematocrit
HEENT
head, eyes, ears, nose, throat
hgb
hemoglobin
D & C
dilatation and curettage
DFA
difficulty falling asleep
DJD
degenerative joint disease
DM
diabetes mellitus
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
Hib
hemophilus influenza B
h/o
history of (or Hx)
HPI
history of present illness
HOB
head of bed
HRT
hormone replacement therapy
hs
hour of sleep, bedtime
HTN
hypertension
I & D
incision & drainage
IM
intramuscular
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
I & O
intake & output
IV
intravenous
Dx
diagnosis
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
DTR
deep tendon reflexes
DSM
diagnostic & statistical manual
DPT
diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (vaccine)
IVP
intravenous pyelogram
ECG or EKG
electrocardiogram
ED
emergency department
EEG
electroencephalogram-gram
JCAHO
joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations