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  1. ADL
    activities of daily living
  2. amb
    ambulatory
  3. BR
    bedrest
  4. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  5. BSC
    bedside commode
  6. CBR
    complete bedrest
  7. OOB
    out of bed
  8. ROM
    range of motion
  9. A/R
    apical/radial pulse
  10. BS
    bowel sounds, breath sounds, blood sugar
  11. BP
    blood pressure
  12. C
    centigrade, Celsius
  13. F
    Fahrenheit
  14. HR
    heart rate
  15. PEARL
    pupils equal and reactive to light
  16. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round, reactive to lights, and accomodation
  17. PMI
    point of maximal impulse
  18. R
    rectal (temperature) 
  19. RR
    respiratory rate
  20. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  21. VS
    vital signs
  22. AIDS
    acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  23. AKA
    above knee ampuation
  24. BKA
    below knee amputation
  25. BSO
    bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
  26. CA, Ca
    cancer
  27. CHF
    congestive heart faliure
  28. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  29. CVA
    cerebral vascular accident
  30. ESRD
    end stage renal disease
  31. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  32. Fx
    fracture
  33. I&D
    incision and drainage
  34. lap
    laparotomy
  35. MI
    myocardial infarction
  36. ORIF
    open reduction internal fixation
  37. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  38. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  39. TAH
    total abdominal hysterectomy
  40. TB
    tuberculosis
  41. TURP
    transurethral resection of the prostate
  42. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  43. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  44. CCU
    coronary care unit
  45. ICU
    intensive care unit
  46. PACU
    post anesthesia care unit
  47. SPA
    surgical preparation area
  48. D5W
    Dextrose 5% in Water
  49. D5 1/2 NS
    Dextrose 5% in 0.45% Normal Saline
  50. D1/4 NS
    Dextrose 5% in 0.2% Normal Saline
  51. D10W
    Dextrose 10% in Water
  52. LR
    Lactated Ringers (note plural)
  53. NS
    Normal Saline 0.9%
  54. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  55. BE
    barium enema
  56. BG
    blood glucose
  57. BS
    blood sugar
  58. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  59. Ca++
    calcium
  60. Cl
    chloride
  61. C&S, C/S
    culture and sensitivity
  62. CBC
    complete blood count
  63. CXR
    chest X-ray
  64. EEG
    electroencephalogram 
  65. EKG, ECG
    electrocardiogram
  66. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  67. GB series
    gall bladder x-rays, gall bladder series
  68. GI series 
    gastrointestinal x-rays, gastrointestinal series
  69. HCO3
    bicarbonate
  70. H&H, hgb & hct
    hemoglobin and hamatocrit
  71. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram
  72. K+
    potassium
  73. Na+
    sodium
  74. PLT
    platelte(s)
  75. PT
    prothrombin time
  76. PTT
    partial thromboplastin time
  77. sed. rate
    sedimentation rate
  78. S.G or sp.gr.
    specific gravity
  79. U/A
    urinalysis
  80. WBC diff
    white blood cell defferential
  81. cm
    centimeter
  82. g, gm
    gram
  83. gtt
    drop
  84. kg
    kilogram
  85. L
    liter
  86. lb
    pound
  87. mcg
  88. microgram
  89. mEq
    milliequivalent
  90. mg
    milligram
  91. ml, mL
    milliliter
  92. oz
    ounce
  93. qt
    quart
  94. ID
    intradermal
  95. IM
    intramuscular
  96. IV
    intavenous
  97. IVP
    intravenous push
  98. IVPB
    intravenous piggy back
  99. PO
    orally
  100. PR
    per rectum
  101. SL
    sublingual
  102. Supp
    suppository
  103. &
    and
  104. @
    at
  105. amp
    ampule
  106. c (with a line over it)
    with
  107. CC
    chief complaint
  108. CNS
    central nervous system
  109. c/o, C/O
    complains of
  110. CPM
    continuous passive motion
  111. CSM
    circulation, sensation, movement
  112. DNR
    do no resuscitate
  113. DOA
    dead on arrival
  114. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  115. dsg
    dressing
  116. FH, FHx
    family histroy
  117. Fr
    French (size of urinary catheter) 
  118. F/U
    follow up
  119. FM
    face mask
  120. h/o
    history of
  121. HOB
    head of bed
  122. HOH
    hard of hearing
  123. HNV
    has not voided
  124. Hx
    history
  125. I&O
    intake and output
  126. IS
    incentive spirometer
  127. LP
    lumbar puncture
  128. lpm
    liters per minute
  129. LMP
    last menstrual period
  130. MAR
    medication administration record
  131. NC
    nasal cannula
  132. neg
    negative
  133. ø
    none
  134. NG
    nasogastric
  135. NKA
    no known allergies
  136. NKDA
    no know drug allergies
  137. NP
    nasal prongs
  138. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  139. N/V
    nausea/vomiting, neurovascular check
  140. NWB
    non-weight bearing
  141. O2
    oxygen
  142. Path
    pathology
  143. PCA
    patient controlled analgesia
  144. per
    by
  145. PH
    past histrory
  146. PMH, PMHX
    past medical history
  147. POA
    present on admission
  148. post-op
    after surgery
  149. pre-med
    pre-medicate
  150. pre-op
    before surgery
  151. prep
    preperation
  152. prn
    as needed
  153. pt
    patient
  154. qs
    quality sufficient
  155. RRT
    rapid response team
  156. s (with a line over it)
    without
  157. SBAR
    situation, background, assessment, recommendation
  158. SOB
    shortness of breath
  159. S/P
    status post
  160. stat
    at once!!
  161. SUSP
    suspension
  162. tab
    tablet
  163. TKO
    to keep open
  164. TKVO
    to keep vein open
  165. TO
    telephone order
  166. VO
    verbal order
  167. WA
    while awake
  168. WBAT
    weight bearing as tolerated 
  169. WNL
    within normal limits
  170. Wt
    weight
  171. x (with line over it)
    excpt
  172. ↓ or ↑
    decreased or increased
  173. GU
    genitourinary
  174. GYN
    gynecology
  175. OB
    obstetrical 
  176. OPD
    outpatient department 
  177. Ophth
    ophthalmology
  178. OR
    operating room
  179. Ortho
    orthopedics
  180. OT
    occupational therapy 
  181. PT
    physical therapy 
  182. a (with a line over it)
    before
  183. ac
    before meals
  184. ad lib
    as desired
  185. bid
    2 times per day
  186. h, hr
    hour
  187. p (witha line over it)
    after
  188. pc
    after meals
  189. q
    every
  190. qid
    4 times per day
  191. tid
    3 times per day

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