Nursing abbreviations

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Nursing abbreviations
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  1. AROM
    active range of motion
  2. ADL
    activities of daily living
  3. ad lib
    as desired
  4. AKA
    above the knee amputation
  5. Amb
    ambulate
  6. flex
    flexion
  7. LE
    lower extremity
  8. OOB
    out of bed
  9. Bil
    bilateral
  10. BKA
    below the knee amputation
  11. BR
    bedrest
  12. O.T.
    Occupational therapy
  13. P.T.
    physical therapy
  14. Rehab
    rehabilitation
  15. ROM
    range of motion
  16. WB
    weight bearing
  17. W/C
    wheel chair
  18. Hemiplegia
    paralysis 1 side of the body
  19. paraplegia
    paralysis of both lower extremities
  20. quadraplegia
    paralysis of all 4 limbs
  21. BID
    twice a day
  22. TID
    3 x's a day
  23. B.S
    bowel sound or breath sound
  24. CSM
    • circulation
    • sensation
    • motion
  25. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  26. TPR
    • Temp
    • Pulse
    • Respiration
  27. AP
    Apical pulse
  28. ant
    anterior
  29. AP
    anteroposterior
  30. Bx, bx
    biopsy
  31. CXR
    chest x-ray; chest radiograph
  32. LAT, lat
    lateral
  33. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  34. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  35. PA
    posteroanterior
  36. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  37. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  38. Sx
    symptom
  39. Tx
    treatment
  40. CT
    computed tomography
  41. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  42. PET
    positron emission tomography
  43. US
    ultrasound; ultrasonography
  44. SPECT
    single photon emission computed tomography
  45. CA
    cancer; chronological age; cardiac arrest
  46. Derm
    dermatology
  47. FH
    family history
  48. I&D
    incision and drainage; irrigation and debridement
  49. IM
    intramuscular
  50. IMP
    impression (synonymous with diagnosis)
  51. PE
    physical examination; pulmonary embolism; pressure-equalizing (tube)
  52. SCC
    squamous cell carcinoma
  53. subcu, Sub-Q, subQ
    subcutaneous (injection)
  54. UV
    ultraviolet
  55. WBC
    white blood count

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