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Basic Abbreviations

Sophomore Nursing Basic Abbreves for Exam 1
STUDY
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ADA
American Diabetes Association
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
ad lib.
as desired
amb.
ambulatory
A.P. and Lat.
anteroposterior and lateral
Bil.
bilateral
BM
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BR
bedrest
BRP
bathroom privileges
-
c
with
C
centigrade
cal
calorie
cath
catheter
C & B
chair and bed
CC
chief complaint
cm.
centimeter
c/o
complains of
CO2
carbon dioxide
CSM
circulation, sensation and movement
D & I
dry and intact
DAT
diet as tolerated
D/C
discontinue
disch.
discharge
DOA
dead on arrival
DSD
dry sterile dressing
dsg
dressing
Dx
diagnosis
ED
emergency department
F
Fahrenheit
Fam Hx
family history
FUO
fever of unknown origin
H2O
water
HOB
head of bed
HR
heart rate
ht
height
Hx
history
I & D
Incision and drainage
I & O
intake and output
IS
incentive spirometer
L (with circle)
left
lat
lateral
lb
pound
LOC
level of consciousness
MDI
metered dose inhaler
mod
moderate
Neb
nebulizer
neg
negative
NKA
No Known Allergies
NPO
nothing by mouth
N/V
nausea/vomiting
O2
oxygen
OOB
out of bed
OT
occupational therapy
OTA
open to air
PERRLA
pupils equal, round, react to light and accommodation
PMI
point of maximum impulse
post-op
after surgery
pre-op
before surgery
PT
physical therapy
pt
patient
R (with circle around)
right
R
respiration
RT
respiratory therapy
r/o
rule out
ROM
range of motion
Rx
treatment
-
s
without
SCD
sequential compression device
SS
serosanguinous drainage
SSE
soap suds enema
S & S
signs and symptoms
SNF
skilled nursing facility
T
temperature
TCDB
turn, cough, deep breathe
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
VS
vital signs
W/C
wheelchair
wt
weight