Nursing Abbreviations 3

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  1. P
    Pulse
  2. _
    p
    After
  3. PC
    after meals
  4. PE
    physical examination or pulmonary embolism

    Explaination: is blockage in one or more arteries in your lungs. is caused by blood clots that travel to your lungs from another part of the body
  5. PERLA
    pupils equal & reactive to light & accommodation
  6. PMH
    past medical history
  7. PKU
    Phenylketonuria

    Explaination: is a rare condition in which a baby is born without the ability to properly break down an amino acid called phenylalanine. These can build up in the body and are harmful to the central nervous system, cause brain damage
  8. PO
    by mouth, orally
  9. post.
    After
  10. PPD
    purified protein derivative (Tbc skin test)

    Explaination: What is used in a PPD test to test for tuberculosis
  11. PR
    per rectum
  12. PRN
    whenever necessary or as needed
  13. PT
    physical therapy, Prothrombin time

    Explaination: is a blood test that measures how long it takes blood to clot. Used to check for bleeding problems
  14. PUD
    peptic ulcer disease

    Explaination: painful sores or ulcers in the lining of the stomach or the duodenum
  15. PACU
    Post anesthesia recovery unit

    Explaination:  provide care for patients recovering from anesthesia after surgery
  16. Q
    every
  17. QS
    quantity sufficient or every shift
  18. R
    respirations
  19. re:
    concerning
  20. RLL, RUL & RML
    right: lower, upper, middle lobe (lung)
  21. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  22. R/O
    Rule out
  23. ROM
    range of motion
  24. R/T
    related to
  25. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  26. Rx.
    Treatment
  27. S1
    First heart sound
  28. S2
    second heart sound
  29. S3
    Third heart sound
  30. S4
    Fourth heart sound
  31. SL
    Sublingually

    Explaination: Below the tongue, hypoglossal
  32. _
    s
    without
  33. SC or SQ.
    Subcutaneous

    Explaination: Is the tissue beneath the skin
  34. S/P
    Status post
  35. Sp. gr.
    Specific gravity
  36. SSE
    soap suds enema

    Explaination:  mixture of a mild soap and warm water injected into the colon in order to stimulate a bowel movement
  37. STAT
    Immediately
  38. Sx
    Symptoms
  39. SOB
    shortness of breath
  40. T, temp
    Temperature
  41. tab.
    tablet
  42. TIA
    transient ischemic attack

    Explaination: is a stroke that comes and goes quickly. It happens when the blood supply to part of the brain stops briefly.
  43. TID
    three times a day
  44. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respirations
  45. TURP
    transurethral resection of prostrate

    Explaination:  type of prostate surgery done to relieve urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. During TURP, a surgical instrument is inserted through the tip of your penis(urethra). The urethra is surrounded by the prostate. Using the resectoscope, your doctor trims away excess prostate tissue that's blocking urine flow
  46. TWE
    tap water enema
  47. URI
    upper respiratory infection

    Explaination: common cold, includes the sinuses, nasal passages, pharynx,  and larynx
  48. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  49. vag
    Vaginal
  50. VNS
    Visiting Nurse Service

    Explaination: home care providers
  51. wt. wgt.
    Weight
  52. WBC
    white blood count
  53. x
    Times
  54. yr
    Year
  55. Male
  56. Female
  57. +
    Positive
  58. Negative
  59. ō
    Nothing
  60. One
  61. Up arrow
    Increase
  62. Down arrow
    Decrease
  63. o
    hour or degree

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