72 terms

abbreviations - chapter two

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a
before
ac or AC
before meals
ad lib
as desired
AM
in the morning
amp
ampule
bid
twice per day
BP
blood pressure
bpm
beats per minute
C
Celsius or Centigrade
c
with
cap or caps
capsule
CDAR
controlled drug administration record
cm
centimeter
d
day
D5, D10
dextrose containing IVF
F
Fahrenheit
g
gram
gr
grain
h or hr
hour
HR
heart rate
ID
intradermal
IL
intralipids
IM
intramuscular
IT
intrathecal
IV
intravenous
IVF
intravenous fluid
IVPB
intravenous piggyback
IVP
intravenous push
kg
kilogram
L
liter
lb
pound
MAR
medication administration record
mcg
microgram
MDI
metered dose inhaler
mEq
milliequivalent
mg
milligram
min
minute
mL
milliliter
NG or NGT
nasogastric tube
NKA
no known allergies
NKDA
no known drug allergies
NPO
nothing by mouth
NS
noral saline
OTC
over the counter
oz
ounce
p (with line over it)
after
pc or PC
after meals
PCA
patient-controlled analgesia
PO
by mouth
PM
afternoon; evening
q
every, each
qh, q1h
every hour
q2h
every 2 hours
q4h
every 4 hours
qs
quantity sufficient, as much as needed
RR
respiratory rate
Rx
prescription
s (with line over it)
without
SL
sublingual; beneath the tongue
SR
slow sustained, or suspended release
stat
immediate
subcut 9subQ)
subcutaneously
supp
suppository
tab or tabs
tablet
tbsp, or T
tablespoon
tsp
teaspoon
Temp
temperature
tid
three times a day
TJC
The Joint Commission
TKO or KVO
to keep open; keep vein open
TPN
total parenteral nutrition
GT
gastrostomy tube