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  1. PE
    Physical Exam, pulmonary embolism
  2. PO,po
    by mouth
  3. pr
    per rectum
  4. PT
    physical therapy
  5. pt
    patient

  6. p
    After
  7. PWB
    partial weight bearing
  8. prn
    as needed
  9. qs
    quanity sufficient
  10. NCS
    no concentrated sweets
  11. qAM
    every morning
  12. qh
    every hour
  13. Rx
    treatment or prescription
  14. R/O
    rule out
  15. S/P
    status post
  16. SSE
    soap suds enema
  17. SCD
    sequential compression device
  18. RA
    room air
  19. SOB
    short of breath
  20. S & S
    signs and symptoms
  21. STAT
    Immediately

  22. s
    without
  23. TB
    tuberculosis
  24. TPR
    temperature, pulse & respirations
  25. TO or T/O
    telephone order
  26. T,C & DB
    Turn, Cough & Deep Breath
  27. U/A
    Urinalysis
  28. VS
    Vital signs
  29. VO or V/O
    verbal order
  30. Wt. or wgt
    weight
  31. WNL
    within normal limits
  32. W/A
    while awake
  33. w/c
    wheel chair
  34. WD or W/D
    wet to dry
  35. WBC
    White blood cell count
  36. Ung.
    ointment
  37. ac
    before meals
  38. ADL
    activities of daily living
  39. ad lib
    as desired, if the patient desires
  40. AKA
    above knee amputation
  41. amb
    ambulation,ambulatory
  42. amt
    amount
  43. AMA
    against medical advice
  44. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  45. A & O
    alert & oriented
  46. b.i.d.
    twice a day
  47. BM
    bowel movement
  48. BR
    bed rest
  49. BRP
    bathroom priveleges
  50. BSC
    bedside commode
  51. Bx
    biopsy

  52. c
    With
  53. cal
    calories
  54. cath
    catheter
  55. CBC
    complete blood count
  56. CCU
    cardiac (coronary) care unit
  57. CHO
    carbohydrate
  58. c/o
    complaint of
  59. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  60. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  61. CVA
    cerebral vascular accident
  62. C & S
    culture and sensitivity
  63. CVS
    clean voided specimen
  64. DTV
    due to void
  65. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  66. Dx, diag
    diagnosis
  67. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  68. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  69. DOB
    date of birth
  70. DSD
    dry sterile dressing
  71. Dsg
    dressing
  72. D/W
    dextrose in water
  73. D5W
    5% dextrose in water
  74. ED/ER
    emergency department/room
  75. ETOH
    alcohol
  76. EKG/ECG
    electrocardiogram
  77. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  78. EENT
    eye,ear,nose & throat
  79. FBS
    Fasting blood sugar
  80. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  81. FWB
    full weight bearing
  82. Fx, frac.
    fracture
  83. F/U
    follow-up
  84. FOB
    foot of bed
  85. FF
    force fluids
  86. GTT
    glucose tolerance test
  87. GI
    gastrointestinal
  88. GU
    genitourinary
  89. HA
    headache
  90. HMO
    Health maintenance organization
  91. HNV
    has not voided
  92. HOB
    head of bed
  93. HOH
    hard of hearing
  94. Hct
    hematocrit
  95. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  96. H & H
    hematocrit & hemolglobin
  97. HS, hs
    hour of sleep
  98. HTN
    hypertension
  99. Hx, h/o
    history, history of
  100. H & P
    history and physical
  101. Icont, inc.
    incontinent
  102. I & O
    intake & output
  103. IV
    intravenous
  104. IM
    intramuscular
  105. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram (x-ray of the kidneys)
  106. kg
    kilogram
  107. KUB
    kidneys, ureters, and bladder (x-ray of the GU system)
  108. K+
    potassium
  109. KCL
    potassium chloride
  110. KVO
    keep vein open
  111. LLL
    Left lower lobe-lung
  112. LUL
    Left upper lobe-lung
  113. LLQ
    left lower quadrant-abdomen
  114. LUQ
    left upper quadrant-abdomen
  115. LP
    lumbar puncture
  116. L
    liter
  117. lb
    pound
  118. LOC
    level of consciousness
  119. LPN/LVN
    licensed practical nurse/vocational nurse
  120. LMP
    last menstrual period
  121. MD
    medical doctor
  122. med
    medication
  123. mL
    milliliter
  124. MN
    midnight
  125. NAS
    no added salt
  126. N/V/D
    nausea,vomiting,diarrhea
  127. NKA/NKDA
    no known allergies or no known drug allergies
  128. NG
    nasogastric
  129. NGT
    nasogastric tube
  130. noc
    at night
  131. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  132. O2
    oxygen
  133. OB
    obstetrics
  134. OOB
    out of bed
  135. OPD
    outpatient department
  136. ortho
    orthopedics
  137. OR
    operating room
  138. os
    mouth,opening
  139. OT
    occupational therapy
  140. oz
    ounce
  141. pc
    after meals
  142. PCA
    patient controlled analgesia
  143. PH
    past history

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