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KVCC-medical abbreviations

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abd
abdomen
ac
before meals
ADL
activities of daily living
ad lib
as desired
adm
admission
am or AM
morning
AMA
against medical advice
American Medical Association
amb
ambulatory or ambulate
amt
amount
AIDS
acquired immune deficiency syndrome
AP
apical pulse
AP & LAT
anteroposterior and lateral
ASA
aspirin
ASAP
as soon as possible
as tol
as tolerated
ax
axillary temperature
BE
barium enema
bilat
bilateral
BM
bowel movement
BMR
basal metabolic rate
BP
blood pressure
BR
bathroom
BRP
bathroom privileges
BS
bowel sounds
BUN
blood urea nitrogen
C
centigrade
CA
cancer
cal
calorie
cap
capsule
cath
catheter
CBC
complete blood count
CBR
complete bedrest
CC
chief complaint
C & DB
cough and deep breathe
CHO
carbohydrate
circ
circumcision or circulation
cl liq
clear liquid
cm
centimeter
CMS
color, movement, sensation
CNS
central nervous system
c/o or C/O
complaint of
cont
continue
COPD or COLD
chronic obstructive pulmonary or lung disease
CPR
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
C & S
culture and sensitivity
CV
cardiovascular
CXR
chest x-ray
DC
discontinue
D & C
dilation and curettage
DDS
doctor of dental surgery
del
delivery
disch
discharge
DOA
dead on arrival
DOB
date of birth
Dr
doctor
drg
drainage
drsg
dressing
DT's
delirium tremens
dx or Dx
diagnosis
EBL
estimated blood loss
EDC
expected date of confinement
EEG
electroencephalogram
EENT
eye, ear, nose and throat
EKG (ECG)
electrocardiogram
Etiol
etiology
ETOH
alcohol (ethanol)
exam
examination
F
fahrenheit
FBS
fasting blood sugar
fdg
feeding
Fe
iron (ferrum)
ff or FF
force fluids
FOB
foot of bed
FUO
fever of undetermined (or unknown) origin
fx or Fx
fracture
GB
gallbladder
gen
general
GI
gastrointestinal
gm or Gm
gram
gtts
drops
GU
genitourinary
GYN or Gyn
gynecology
HA
headache
Hct
hematocrit
Hgb
hemoglobin
H2O
water
H2O2
hydrogen peroxide
HOB
head of bed
HOH
hard of hearing
H & P
history and physical
hr
hour
hs
hour of sleep (bedtime)
ht
height
HTN
hypertension
hx
history
ID
identification
IM
intramuscular
I & O
intake and output
IPPB
intermittent positive pressure breathing
irreg
irregular
IUD
intrauterine device
IV
intravenous
IVP
intravenous pyelogram or
intravenous push
IVPB
intravenous piggyback
kg
kilogram
KUB
kidney, ureter, bladder
L
liter
lab
laboratory
lb
pound
lg
large
LLL
left lower lobe
LLQ
left lower quadrant
LMP
last menstrual period
LOA
leave of absence
LP
lumbar puncture
LPN
licensed practical nurse
LUL
left upper lobe
lt or L (circled)
left
LUQ
left upper quadrant
mcg
microgram
MD
doctor of medicine
mEq
milliequivalent
mg or mgm
milligram
min
minute
mL
milliliter
MR
may repeat
MS
multiple sclerosis or
musculoskeletal
NA
not applicable
NAS
no added salt
neg or - (circled)
negative
NKA
no known allergies
noc
night
npo or NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
normal saline
Nsg
nursing
N & V
nausea and vomiting
O2
oxygen
OB
obstetrics
OOB
out of bed
ortho
orthopedics
OT
occupational therapy
oz
ounce
PA
physician's assistant
Path
pathology
pc
after meals
Peds
pediatrics
PERLA
pupils equal, react to light and accommodation
PID
pelvic inflammatory disease
pm or PM
evening
po or PO
by mouth (orally or per os)
pos or + (circled)
positive
post op
postoperative
pre op
preoperative
prn or PRN
whenever necessary or
when needed
pt
patient
PT
physical therapy
pulm
pulmonary
(R)
rectal temperature
RBC
red blood cell
reg
regular
rehab
rehabilitation
resp
respiration or
respiratory
RLL
right lower lobe
RLQ
Right lower quadrant
rm
room
RN
registered nurse
R/O
rule out
ROM
range of motion or
rupture of membranes
rt or R (circled)
right
RT
respiratory therapy
RUL
right upper lobe
RUQ
right upper quadrant
Rx
treatment or
prescription
SBR
strict bedrest
sm
small
SOB
shortness of breath
Sp Gr
specific gravity
subcut
subcutaneous
S & S
signs + symptoms
SSE
soap suds enema
Staph
staphylococcus
STAT
immediately (at once)
Strep
streptococcus
supp
suppository
surg
surgery or
surgical
tab
tablet
tbsp
tablespoon
temp or T
temperature
TLC
total lung capacity or
tender loving care
TO
telephone order
tol
tolerated
TPR
temperature, pulse and respiration
trach
tracheostomy
tsp
teaspoon
TURP
transurethral resection of prostate
Tx
treatment
U/A
urinalysis
UGI
upper gastrointestinal
URI
upper respiratory infection
UTI
urinary tract infection
vag
vaginal or vagina
VD
venereal disease
vent
ventilator
VO
verbal order
VNA
Visiting Nurses Association
VS
vital signs
WA
while awake
WBC
white blood cell
WC or w/c
wheelchair
W/F
white female
wk
week
W/M
white male
wt
weight
y/o
years old