Nursing Abbreviations

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  1. before
  2. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  3. AC, ac
    before meals
  4. AD
    right ear (no abbrev)
  5. ADA
    American Diabetic Association
  6. ADL
    activities of daily living
  7. ad lib
    as desired
  8. a.m.a.
    against medical advice
  9. amb
    ambulate
  10. amp
    ampule
  11. AS
    left ear (no abbrev)
  12. AU
    both ears (no abbrev)
  13. BE
    barium enema
  14. BID, bid
    twice daily
  15. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  16. BR
    bedrest
  17. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  18. BS
    blood sugar
  19. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  20. bx
    biopsy
  21. with
  22. c/o
    complains of
  23. CA++
    calcium
  24. Ca
    cancer
  25. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  26. cap
    capsule
  27. CAT
    computerized axial tomography
  28. cath
    catheter, catheterize
  29. CBC
    complete blood count
  30. CBI
    continuous bladder irrigation
  31. CBR
    complete bed rest
  32. cc
    cubic centimeter (use ml in place of cc)
  33. CC
    chief complaint
  34. CCMS
    clean catch midstream
  35. CDB
    cough, deep breathe
  36. CDC
    Center for Disease Control
  37. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  38. cl liq
    clear liquid
  39. cm
    centimeter
  40. CNS
    central nervous system
  41. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  42. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  43. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  44. CVA
    cerebral vascular accident
  45. CVC
    central venous catheter
  46. CXR
    chest x-ray
  47. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  48. D/C
    discharge (no abbrev)
  49. dc
    discontinue
  50. D&C
    dilation and curettage
  51. DD
    dependent drain
  52. D&I
    dry and intact
  53. D5W
    dextrose 5% and water
  54. diff
    differential blood count
  55. dil
    dilute
  56. DX, dx
    diagnosis
  57. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  58. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  59. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  60. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  61. elix
    elixir
  62. ext
    extract
  63. ET
    endotracheal
  64. ETS
    entotracheal suction
  65. Fe
    iron
  66. fl
    fluid
  67. FS
    • finger stick
    • full strength
  68. FUO
    fever unknown origin
  69. g, gm
    gram
  70. GD
    gravity drain
  71. GI
    gastrointestinal
  72. gr
    grain
  73. G-tube
    gastrostomy tube
  74. gt, gtt
    drop
  75. GU
    genitourinary
  76. H/A
    headache
  77. HAL
    hyperalimentation
  78. Hct
    hematocrit
  79. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  80. HL
    heparin lock
  81. H&P
    history and physical
  82. H2O2
    hydrogen peroxide
  83. HS, hs
    bed time, half strength (no abbrev)
  84. hx
    history
  85. h/o
    history of
  86. IBI
    intermittent bladder irrigation
  87. I&D
    incise and drain
  88. IM
    intramuscular
  89. I&O
    intake and output
  90. IS
    incentive spirometer
  91. IU
    international unit (no abbrev)
  92. IV
    intravenous
  93. IVP
    intravenous push, intravenous pyelogram
  94. IVPB
    intravenous piggy-back
  95. JP tube
    Jackson Pratt tube
  96. J tube
    jejunostomy tube
  97. K+
    potassium
  98. kg
    kilogram
  99. KVO
    keep vein open
  100. L
    liter
  101. lap
    laparoscopic
  102. LR
    Lactated Ringer
  103. left
  104. lbs
    pounds
  105. LIS
    low intermittent suction
  106. mg
    milligram
  107. mcg
    microgram (no abbrev)
  108. mEq
    milli-equivalent
  109. MI
    myocardial infarction
  110. ML
    midline
  111. ml, mL
    milliliter
  112. MS, MSO4
    morphine sulfate (no abbrev)
  113. NAS
    no added salt
  114. N/C
    nasal cannula
  115. NG
    nasogastric
  116. NKA
    no known allergies
  117. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  118. N&V
    nausea and vomiting
  119. NS
    normal saline
  120. OD
    right eye (no abbrev)
  121. oint
    ointment
  122. OOB
    out of bed
  123. OS
    left eye (no abbrev)
  124. OU
    both eyes
  125. oz
    ounce
  126. after
  127. PAS
    pneumatic alternating stockings
  128. pc
    after meals
  129. PCA
    patient controlled analgesia
  130. PE
    pulmonary embolism
  131. per
    by way of
  132. PICC
    peripherally inserted central catheter
  133. PN
    parenteral nutrtition
  134. PO, po
    by mouth
  135. POD
    post op day
  136. PR
    per rectum
  137. PRC
    packed red cells
  138. prn
    as needed
  139. pt
    patient
  140. PT
    physical therapy/prothrombin time
  141. PTT
    partial thromboplastin time
  142. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction
  143. q
    every
  144. qd
    every day (no abbrev)
  145. qh
    every hour
  146. q2h
    every 2 hours
  147. QID, qid
    four times a day (no abbrev)
  148. QOD, qod
    every other day (no abbrev)
  149. qs
    quantity sufficient
  150. right
  151. reg
    regular
  152. RA
    room air
  153. RDS
    respiratory distress syndrome
  154. R/O
    rule out
  155. ROM
    range of motion
  156. Rx
    take; by prescription
  157. without
  158. SL
    saline lock, sublingual
  159. SOL
    solution
  160. SS
    sliding scale (no abbrev)
  161. S/S
    signs and symptoms
  162. SC, SQ
    subcutaneous, sub-Q (no abbrev)
  163. ss
    1/2 or half (no abbrev)
  164. SSE
    soap solution enema
  165. STAT
    immediately
  166. susp
    suspension
  167. tab
    tablet
  168. t, tsp
    teaspoon
  169. TEDS
    elastic stockings
  170. TF
    tube feeding
  171. TID, tid
    three times a day (no abbrev)
  172. tinct
    tincture
  173. TKO
    to keep open
  174. t/O
    telephone order
  175. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  176. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  177. TWE
    tap water enema
  178. u
    unit (no abbrev)
  179. UA
    urine analysis
  180. UGI
    upper gastrointestinal
  181. ung
    ointment
  182. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  183. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  184. v/o
    verbal order
  185. VS
    vital signs
  186. W/A
    while awake
  187. WBC
    white blood count
  188. WD
    wet to dry
  189. WNL
    within normal limits

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