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Nursing Abbreviations & Equivalencies (Part 1 of 4)

Skills Lab Workbook Appendix B
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NC
nasal cannula
mod
moderate
mg
milligram(s)
mL/ml
millilitter(s)
N/G
nasogastric
neg
negative
NKA
no known allergies
NS
Normal Saline
TKR
total knee replacement
THR
total hip replacement
SL
saline lock
SBO
small bowel obstruction
PNA
pneumonia
PE
pulmonary embolus
DM
diabetes mellitus
COPD
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CHF
congestive heart failure
CA
cancer
AMI
acute myocardial infarction
WOC
Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
WNL/WDL
within normal limits/within defined limits
WBC
white blood count
WC/ w/c
wheel chair
VS/ vs
vital signs
UA
urinalysis
Dx /dx
diagnosis
ECG / EKG
electrocardiogram
F
Fahrenheit
FUO
fever of unknown orgin
Fx / fx
fracture
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
TWE
tap water enema
Tx / tx
traction / treatment