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Nursing abbreviations

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BM
bowel movements
CBC
complete blood count
CMP
comprehensive metabolic panel
FBS
fasting blood sugar
Hct
hematocrit
Hgb
hemoglobin
H/H
hemogloblin and hematocrit
Plat
platelets
WBC
white blood count
a.c.
before meals
Ad lib
as desired
a.m.
morning
BP
blood pressure
bid
twice a day
c
with
d
day
d/c
discontinue
H, hr
hour
hs
hour of sleep
IM
intramuscular
IV
intravenous
K
potassium
Na
sodium
npo
nothing by mouth
pc
after meals
p.m.
afternoon
PO
oral or by mouth
prn
as needed
Q, q
every
qid
four times a day
qs
quantity sufficient
Rx
prescription
s
without
SC,SQ,Subq
subcutaneous
Sig
directions
SL
sublingual, under the tongue
STAT
immediately
Tab
tablet
tid
three times a day
TPR
temperature, pulse, respiration
VO
verbal order
VS
vital signs