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Nursing Abbreviations & Equivalencies (Part 4 of 4)

Appendix B
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NPO
nothing by mouth
OOB
out of bed
oxygen
...
after
...
PACU
Post Anesthesia Care Unit
after meals
...
PCA
patient controlled analgesia
per
by / through
PO
by mouth
PRN / prn
as necessary (as needed)
pt.
patient
PT
Prothrombin Time ? Physical therapy
PTT
partial thromboplastin time
q
each / every
q_h (hrs.)
every__hours
ROM
range of motion
Rt. / R
right side
RLL
right lower lobe
R / T / r/t
related to
RLQ
right lower quadrant
R / O
rule out (eliminate the possibility)
RUL
right upper lobe
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
prescription
without
...
S / P
status post
SOB
shortness of breath
STAT
immediately
subcut
subcutaneous
Sx / sx
symptoms
tid
three times a day
TKO
to keep open (keep vein open)