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abd
abdomen
a.c.
before meals
ADL
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
Adm (adm)
admitted or admission
A.I.D.S.
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
AM (am)
morning
amb
ambulatory
amt
amount
ap
apical
approx
approximately
b.i.d.
twice a day
BM (bm)
bowel movement
B/P
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom privileges
c
with
C
centigrade
Ca
cancer
cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
CBR
complete bed rest
cc
cubic centimeter
CCU
coronary care unit
CNA
certified nursing assistant
c/o
complains of
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA
cerebrovascular accident, stroke
dc (d/c)
discontinue
DOA
dead on arrival
DON
director of nursing
drsg
dressing
DSD
director of staff development
dx
diagnosis
ECG (EKG)
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
ER
emergency room
F
Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FF
force fluids
fld
fluid
ft
foot or feet
gal
gallon
GI
gastrointestinal
h (hr)
hour
H2O
water
H.S. (h.s.)
hour of sleep
ht
height
ICU
intensive care unit
in
inch
I & O
intake and output
IV
intravenous
kg
kilogram
L
liter
lab
laboratory
lb
pound
liq
liquid
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LPN
licensed practical nurse
lt (LT)
left
LVN
licensed vocational nurse
LUQ
left upper quadrant
M.D.
medical doctor
meds
medications
mid noc (mn)
midnight
min
minute
ml
milliliter
NA
nursing assistant
neg
negative
nil
none
NKA
no known allergies
no
number
noc
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
O2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
OJ
orange juice
OOB
out of bed
OR
operating room
OT
occupational therapy
oz (Oz)
ounce
p
after
PAR
postanesthesia room
p.c.
after meals
Peds
pediatrics
per
by, through
PM (pm)
afternoon
p o (per os)
by mouth
post op
postoperative
preop
preoperative
prep
preparation
p r n
when necessary
Pt (pt)
patient
PT
physical therapy
q
every
q d
every day
q h
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
q3h
every 3 hours
q h s
every night at bedtime
q i d
four times daily
q o d
every other day
R
rectal temperature
RLQ
right lower quadrant
R N
registered nurse
ROM
range of motion
RR
recovery room
rt (Rt)
right
RUQ
right upper quadrant
s
without
Spec (spec)
specimen
SSE
soap suds enema
stat
at once
Surg
surgery
tbsp
tablespoon
t i d
three times a day
TLC
tender loving care
TPR
temperature, pulse, and respirations
tsp
teaspoon
U/a (U/A, u/a)
urinalysis
VS (vs)
vital signs
WBC
white blood count
w/c
wheelchair
wt
weight