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Medical Nursing Abbreviations Saddleback 170
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Medical Nursing Abbreviations for Saddleback College
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  1. before
  2. before meals
  3. abd
    abdomen
  4. ad lib
    as desired
  5. ADA
    American Diabetes Association or American Diatetic Association (diet)
  6. ADL (ADLs)
    activities of daily living
  7. adm
    admission/admitted
  8. amt
    amount
  9. AMB/amb
    ambulatory/ambulate
  10. amp
    ampule
  11. approx
    approximately
  12. APTT
    Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
  13. Ax/A/ax
    axillary
  14. bid
    twice a day
  15. BM
    bowel movement
  16. BP
    blood pressure
  17. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  18. BS
    bowel sounds
  19. with
  20. C
    Celsius/centrigrade
  21. C&S
    culture & sensitivity
  22. c/o
    complains of/complaint of
  23. cap(s)
    capsule(s)
  24. CBC
    complete blood count
  25. CBI
    continuous bladder irrigation
  26. CC
    chief complaint
  27. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  28. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  29. DOA
    date of admission
  30. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  31. Dx/dx
    diagnosis
  32. ECG/EKG
    electrocardiogram
  33. F
    Fahrenheit
  34. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  35. Fx/fx
    fracture
  36. g
    gram
  37. GI
    gastrointestinal
  38. GT/G-tube
    gastrostomy tube
  39. gtt(s)
    drop(s)
  40. H&P
    history & physical exam
  41. H&H
    hemoglobin & hematocrit
  42. Hb/Hgb
    hemaglobin
  43. Hct
    hematocrit
  44. HOB
    head of bed
  45. I&O
    Intake & Output
  46. ID
    Intradermal
  47. IM
    Intramuscular
  48. IS
    Incentive Spirometry
  49. IV/PB/IVPB/IVP
    intravenous / piggyback / push
  50. JT/J-tube
    jejunostomy tube
  51. KVO/(TKO)
    keep vein open / (to keep open)
  52. LMP
    last menstrual period
  53. Lt./L
    left (side)
  54. LLL
    left lower lobe
  55. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  56. LOC
    level of consciousness
  57. lytes
    electrolytes
  58. LUL
    left upper lobe
  59. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  60. mcg
    microgram
  61. mEq
    milliequivalent(s)
  62. mL/ml
    milliliter(s)
  63. mg
    milligram(s)
  64. mod
    moderate
  65. NC
    nasal cannula
  66. N/G
    nasogastric
  67. neg
    negative
  68. NKA
    no known allergies
  69. NS
    normal saline
  70. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  71. OOB
    out of bed
  72. O2
    oxygen
  73. after
  74. PACU
    Post Anesthesia Care Unit
  75. after meals
  76. PCA
    patient-controlled analgesia
  77. per
    by / through
  78. PO
    by mouth
  79. PRN/prn
    as necessary (as needed)
  80. pt.
    patient
  81. PT
    Prothrombin Time / physical therapy
  82. PTT
    Partial Thromboplastin Time
  83. q
    each / every
  84. q__h (hrs.)
    every__hours (fill in hours; eg: q4h)
  85. qid
    four times a day
  86. qs
    sufficient quantity
  87. R
    respirations / rectal / right (side)
  88. RBC
    red blood cell
  89. ROM
    range of motion
  90. Rt./R
    right side
  91. R/T (or r/t)
    related to
  92. RLL
    right lower lobe
  93. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  94. R/O
    rule out (eliminate the possibility)
  95. RUL
    right upper lobe
  96. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  97. Rx
    prescription
  98. without
  99. S/P
    status post
  100. SOB
    shortness of breath
  101. STAT
    immediately
  102. subcut
    subcutaneous
  103. Sx/sx
    symptoms
  104. tid
    three times a day
  105. TKO
    to keep open (keep vein open)
  106. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  107. TWE
    tap water enema
  108. Tx/tx
    traction / treatment
  109. TCDB
    turn, cough, deep breathe
  110. US
    ultrasound
  111. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  112. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  113. UA
    urinalysis
  114. VS/vs
    vital signs
  115. WC/wc
    wheel chair
  116. WBC
    white blood count
  117. WNL/WDL
    within normal limits / within defined limits
  118. WOC
    Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse
  119. AMI
    acute myocardial infarction
  120. CA
    cancer
  121. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  122. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  123. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  124. PE
    pulmonary embolus
  125. PNA
    pneumonia
  126. SBO
    small bowel obstruction
  127. SL
    saline lock
  128. THR
    total hip replacement
  129. TKR
    total knee replacement

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