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chest X ray - The doctor ordered a CXR for the new orally intubated patient (a breathing tube was inserted through the mouth and into the lower trachea).
diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus - The school nurse wanted to know if the children had received their DPT vaccinations.
ova and parasites - The doctor ordered the stool to be tested for O&P x3 (three seperate specimens are to be obtained.
oxygen - The doctor ordered the patient to be placed on a 50% oxygen face mask (the oxygen content is 50%).
tuberculosis - The TB patient was placed on respiratory isolation (specially fitted mask and gloves).
white blood cells - The doctor ordered an antibiotic because the WBCs and the bands were elevated.
sodium bicarbonate - The patient's NaHCO3 was slightly low, so the doctor ordered an increase in the ventilator rate. (An increase in rate decreases acid-based CO2. The patient was considered slightly acidic.)
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