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Approved Abbreviations

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@
at
#
number
ā
before
abd
Abdomen
a.c.
before meals
AD
Alzheimer disease
ADLs
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
AKA
Above the knee amputation
a.m. (AM)
hours between midnight and noon
amb
ambulate
amt
Amount
AP
apical
approx.,
approximate
AROM
active range of motion
ASAP
as soon as possible
as tol.
as tolerated
ax
axillary
bid(b.i.d./BID)
twice a day
BKA
below knee amputation
BM(bm)
bowel movement
BP(bp)
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom privileges
BR
bathroom -or- bed rest
/c
with
C
centigrade, celsius
CA
cancer
CAP
capsule
cc
cubic centimeter
c/o
complaint/complains of
C/S
Culture & Sensitivities
cath
catheter
CHF
congestive heart failure
CNA
certified nursing assistant
CNS
central nervous system
CO2
carbon dioxide
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Δ
change
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CRT
capillary refill time
CVA
cerebral vascular accident
°
degree or hour
d/c
discontinue
DD
developmentally disabled
DM
Diabetes Mellitus
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
DOE
dyspena on exertion
DQ
decubitus ulcer
drsg
dressing
Dr.
Doctor
Dx/dx
diagnosis
ECG/EKG
electrocardiogram
EEG
electroencephalogram
ENT
Ear, Nose, & Throat
et
and
ETOH
alcohol
F
Fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
FH
family history
Foley
indwelling catheter
FU
follow-up
FUO
fever of undetermined origin
FWB
full weight bearing
Fx
fracture
G/g
gram
GI
gastrointestinal
gtt(s)
drop(s)
GU
genitourinary
h/hr
hour
H2O
water
H2O2
hydrogen peroxide
HIV
human immunodeficiency virus
HOB
head of bed
HOH
hard of hearing
HS/hs
hours of sleep/bedtime
HT/ht
height
HTN
hypertension
Hx/hx
history
I&O
intake&output
IDDM
Insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
kg
kilogram
L
liter
L/min
liters per minute
Lab
laboratory
lb
pound
liq
liquid
LOC
level of consciousness
LPN
licensed
Lt/L
left
LLE
left lower extremity
LUE
left upper extremity
MD
medical doctor
MG/mg
milligram
MI
myocardial infarction
min.
minute
ml
milliliter=cc
MR
mentally retarded
MS
multiple sclerosis
N/C
no complaints
n/v,N&V
nausea & vomiting
Na
sodium
neg.
negative
NA
nursing assistant
NAS
no added salt
NCS
no concentrated sweets
NG
nasogastric
NKA
no known allergies
noc/noct.
night
NPO
nothing by mouth
NWB
non weight bearing
NS
normal saline
O2
oxygen
OD/od
right eye/over dose
OOB
out of bed
OS/os
left eye
Osteo
bone
OTC
over the counter
OU/ou
both eyes
oz.
ounce
/p
after
P,T./PT
physical therapy
p.c.
after meals
per
by or though
peri
perineal area
p.m./PM
hour
p.o.
by mouth/per os
prn/PRN
when necessary,needed or requested
PROM
passive range of motion
Pt./pt.
patient
PWB
partial weight bearing
q
every, each
q2h
every 2 hours
qd
every day
qh
every hour
QID/qid
four times per day
QOD/qod
every other day
QS
quantity sufficient
RACE
rescue, alarm, contain, extinguish
R
rectal
r/o
rule out
RBC
red blood cell/count
resp
respiration's
RLE
right lower extremity
RUE
right upper extremity
RN
Registered Nurse
ROM
range of motion
Rt./R
right
Rx
prescription
/s
without
S/A,s/a
sugar&acetone
SOB
short of breath
SSE
soap suds enema
S/S
signs and symptoms
Staph
staphylococcus
supp
suppository
TAB/tab
tablet
TB
tuberculosis
Tbsp
tablespoon
TDB&C
turn, deep breathe & cough
TC&DB
turn, cough & deep breathe
TED hose
brand name of anti-embolism stockings
Temp
temperature
TID/tid
three times per day
TKO
to keep open
TPR
temperature, pulse & respirations
tsp
teaspoon
TT
toe touch
TWE
tap water enema
tx
treatment
UA
urinalysis
ung.
ointment
up ad lib
up as desired
V/S
vital signs
w/c
wheel chair
WA
while awake
WB
weight bearing
WBC
white blood cells/count
WNL
within normal limits
WT/wt
weight
X/x
times
YOB
year of birth
Λ
increase/up
decrease/down
<
less than
>
more than