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cna abbreviations

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a
before
ABDC
airway, breathing, circulations, defibillation
ABR
absolute bed rest
abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
adm.
admission
ADLs
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
AIDS
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AM/am
hours between midnight and noon
amb
ambulate, walk
amt
amount
ap
apical
ASAP
as soon as possible
as tol
as tolerated
ax
axillary
BID/bid
twice daily
BM
bowel movement
B/P
blood pressure
BPM
beats per minute
BR
bed rest, bathroom
BRP
bathroom privledges
BSC
bedside commode
c
with
C
Centigrade/ Celsius
CA
Cancer
cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
CBR
complete bedrest
CDC
centers for disease control
ck
check
cl liq
clear liquids
CMS
centers for medicare and medicaid services
CNS
central nervous system
CS
central supply
CVP
central venous pressure
CVS
cardio vascular system
CXR
chest x-ray
cc
cubic centimeters
CHF
congestive heart failure
C.N.A.
certified nursing assistant
c/o
complains of
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA
cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
DAT
diet as tolerated
DM
diebetes mellitus
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DVT
deep vein thrombosis
D/C or DC
discontinue/discharge
DNR
do not resuscitate
DON
Director of Nursing
drsg
dressing
Dr.
doctor
Dx
diagnosis
EEG
electroencephalogram
EKG/ECG
electrocardiogram
ER
Emergency Room
exam
examination
F
Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar (blood test)
FF
forced fluids
ft
foot
F/U, f/u
follow up
FWB
full weight bearing
FYI
for your information
geri chair
geriatric chair
GI
gastrointestinal
H or hr
hour
HIPPA act
health insurance portability and accountability
HBV
hepatitis B virus
HHA
home health aide
HIV
human immunedeficiency virus
H/A
headache or hearing aid
HOB
head of bed
H2O
water
HS or hs
hour of sleep
Ht
height
HTN
hypertension
hyper
above normal, too fast, rapid
hypo
low, less than normal
ICU
intensive care unit
inc
incontinent
iso
isolation
I & O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
Lab
laboratory
L/lt
left
L
liter
lb
pound
LOC
level of consciousness
LPN
licensed practical nurse
LTC
long term care
LTCF
long-term care facility
LVN
licensed vational nursed
meds
medications
ml
milliliter
MDS
minimum data sheet
min
minute
mm Hg
millimete of mercury
mod
moderate
MI
myocardial infarction (heart attack)
MRSA
methicillin-resistant
MSDS
material saftey data sheet
NA
nursing assistant
N/A
not applicable
N/C
no complaints, no call
Neg
negative
NG
naso-gastric
NKA
no known allergies
NWB
non-weight bearing
NVD
nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
NPO
nothing by mouth
OBRA
omnibus budget reconciliation act
OSHA
occupatinal safety and health administration
oob
out of bed
OR
operating room
O.T.
occupational therapy
oz.
ounce
p
after
P
pulse
pc
after meals
per os
by mouth
peri care
perineal care
PHI
protected health information
PEG
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
PNS
peripheral nervous system
PPE
personal protective equipment
PVD
peripheral vascular disease
PWB
partial weight bearing
po
by mouth
post-op
after surgery
pre-op
before surgery
PRN, prn
when necessary
pt
patient/resident
PT
physical therapy
q
every
qd
every day
qh
every hour
q2h
every two hours
R
rectal or respirations
R/rt
right
RACE
rescue, alarm, contain, extinguish
RBC
red blood cell
reg
regular
res.
resident
resp.
respiration
RF
restrict fluids
R.I.C.E
rest, ice, compression, elevation
rehab
rehabilitation
RN
registered nurse
ROM
range of motion
R/O
rule out
RR
respritory rate
s
without
SNF
skilled nursing facility
SOB
short of breath
SSE
soap suds enema
SP
standard precautions
spec.
specimen
S&S, S/S
signs and symptoms
staph
staphylococcus bacteria
stat
immediately
STD
sexually transmitted disease
STI
sexually transmitted infection
T
temperature
TB
tuberculosis
TCDB
turn, cough and deep breath
TIA
transient ischemic attack (little or silent stroke)
TID/tid
three times a day
TLC
tender loving care
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
TPR
temperature, pulse, and respiration
UA or U/A
urinalysis
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
VRE
Vancomycin restistant
VS or V/S
vital signs
WBC
white blood cells
w/c
wheelchair
WNL
within normal limits
wt
weight