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Nursing Abbreviations & Equivalencies (Part 2 of 4)

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Before
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before meals
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abd
abdomen
ad lib
as desired
ADA
American Diabetes Association or American Dietetic Association (diet)
ADL (ADLs)
activities of daily living
adm
admission / admitted
amt
amount
AMB / amb
ambulatory/ ambulate
amp
ampule
approx
approximately
APTT
Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
Ax / A/ ax
axillary
bid
twice a day
BM
bowel movement
BP
blood pressure
BRP
bathroom privileges
BS
bowel sounds
with
...
C
Celsius / centigrade
C & S
culture & sensitivity
c/o
complains of/ complaint of
cap(s)
capsule(s)
CBC
complete blood count
CBI
continuous bladder irrigation
CC
chief complaint
DAT
diet as tolerated
DNR
do not resuscitate
DOA
date of admission
DOE
dyspnea on exertion
TCDB
turn, cough, deep breathe
US
ultrasound