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Medical Abbreviations

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Before
ac
Before Meals
AD
Alzheimer's Disease
ADL
Activities of Daily Living
AED
Automated External Defibrillator
AKA
Above the Knee Amputation
AM
Morning
ASAP
As Soon As Possible
BID
Twice a Day
BKA
Below the Knee Amputation
BM
Bowel Movement
BP
Blood Pressure
BR
Bed Rest
BRP
Bathroom Privileges
BSC
Bedside Commode
ĉ (c with line over it)
With
CEU
Continuing Education Unit
CHF
Congestive Heart Failure
cm
Centimeter
CNA
Certified Nursing Assistant
c/o
Complains of...
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPR
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
CVA
Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)
DM
Diabetes Mellitus
DNR
Do Not Resuscitate
DON
Director of Nursing
dx
Diagnosis
ER
Emergency Room
ETOH
Alcohol (Ethanol)
FF
Force Fluids
f/u
Follow Up
fx
Fracture
GERD
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
GI
Gastrointestinal
H2O
Water
h/a
Headache
HBV
Hepatitis B Virus
HIPAA
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HOB
Head of Bed
HOH
Hard of Hearing
hr
Hour
HR
Heart Rate
hs
Hours Sleep (Bedtime)
HTN
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Hyper
Over/Above
Hypo
Less Than/Below
hx
History
IM
Intramuscular
inc
Incontinent
I&O
Intake and Output
IV
Intravenous
LE
Lower Extremity
LPN
Licensed Practical Nurse
LTC
Long Term Care
mg
Milligram
MI
Myocardial Infarction
ml
Milliliter
mm
Millimeter
MRSA
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
MS
Multiple Sclerosis
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet
Na
Sodium
NaCl
Sodium Chloride (Table Salt)
NAS
No Added Salt
NG
Nasogastric
NKA
No Known Allergies
NKDA
No Known Drug Allergies
noc
Night
NPO
Nothing by Mouth
NVD
Nausea/ Vomiting/ Diarrhea
NWB
Non Weight Bearing
O2
Oxygen
OBRA
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
OOB
Out of Bed
OT
Occupational Therapy
OTC
Over the Counter
PM
Afternoon
PO
By Mouth
prn
As Needed
PT
Physical Therapy
PWB
Partial Weight Bearing
q
Every
RN
Registered Nurse
ROM
Range of Motion
RR
Respiratory Rate
rx
Prescription
ŝ (s with line over it)
Without
SBA
Stand by Assist
SNF
Skilled Nursing Facility
SOB
Shortness of Breath
S/P
Status Post
s/s
Signs and Symptoms
ST
Speech Therapy
STAT
Immediately
TB
Tuberculosis
TIA
Transient Ischemic Attack
TID
Three Times a Day
tx
Treatment
u/a
Urinalysis
UE
Upper Extremity
unk
Unknown
URI
Upper Respiratory Infection
UTI
Urinary Tract Infection
VS
Vital Signs
w/a
While Awake
w/c
Wheelchair
WNL
Within Normal Limits
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