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  1. a
    before
  2. A or asst.
    assist / assistance
  3. A&O
    alert and oriented
  4. a.m.
    before noon
  5. AAA
    abdominal aortic aneuysm
  6. AAROM
    active-assited ROM
  7. abd
    aduction
  8. abd.
    abdomen / abdominal
  9. AC
    acromio-clavicular
  10. ACL
    anterior cruiate ligament
  11. ACF
    Anterior Cervical Fusion
  12. act
    activities / activity
  13. AD
    assistive device
  14. add
    adduction
  15. ADL
    activites of daily living
  16. adm.
    admission
  17. Afib
    Atrial fibrillation
  18. AFO
    ankle foot orthosis
  19. AGA
    appropriate for gestastional age
  20. AICD
    automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
  21. AIDS
    acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  22. AKA
    above knee amputation
  23. ALF
    assisted living facility
  24. A-line
    arterial line
  25. amb.
    ambulation
  26. AMI
    acute myocardial infarction
  27. amt
    amount
  28. ant.
    anterior
  29. AP's
    ankle pumps
  30. approx. or ~
    approximately
  31. appt
    appointment
  32. ARDS
    adult respiratory distress syndrome
  33. ARF
    acute renale failure
  34. AROM
    active range of motion
  35. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  36. ASIS
    anterior superior iliac spine
  37. ATNR
    asymmetric tonic neck reflex
  38. attn
    attention
  39. Aud comp
    auditory comprehension
  40. AVM
    ateriovenous malformation
  41. AVR
    aortic valve replacement
  42. B
    bilateral
  43. B&B
    bowel and bladder
  44. b.i.d or BID
    twice per day
  45. B/S
    bedside
  46. BBB
    bundle branch block
  47. F
    female
  48. BKA
    below knee amputation
  49. BM
    bowel movement
  50. BMT
    bone marrow transplant
  51. BOS
    base of support
  52. BP
    blood pressure
  53. bpm
    beats per min
  54. BR / BRP
    bathroom / BR privileges
  55. BSC
    bedside commode
  56. BSI
    body sustance isolation
  57. BTB
    back to bed
  58. Bx
    biopsy
  59. c
    with

    (line over c)
  60. C.E.A
    carotid endarterectomy
  61. c/o
    complains of
  62. C-1
    cervical vertebrae
  63. CA
    carcinoma, cancer
  64. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  65. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  66. cath
    catheterized / catheter
  67. cerv
    cervical
  68. CGA
    contact guard assistance
  69. chemo
    chemotherapy
  70. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  71. chg
    change
  72. CHI
    closed head injury
  73. circ
    cirulation
  74. ck
    check
  75. CM
    case management / mgr
  76. cm
    centimeter
  77. CMV
    cytomegalovirus
  78. CNS
    central nervous system
  79. CO
    Cardiac Output
  80. COG
    center of gravity
  81. cog
    congnitive
  82. conf
    conference
  83. cont.
    cont'd
    continued
  84. coord
    coordination
  85. COPD
    chronic obst pul disease
  86. CP
    chest pain

    cold pack

    cerebral palsy
  87. CPAP
    continuous positive airway pressure
  88. CPM
    continue passive motion machine
  89. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  90. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  91. CSF
    cerebral spinal fluid
  92. C-spine
    cervical spine
  93. CT
    computerized axial tomography
  94. I
    indenpendent
  95. CVA
    cerebral vascular acccident
  96. CVP
    central venous pressure
  97. CSR
    chest x-ray
  98. D/C
    discharge
  99. decomp lami
    decompression laminectomy
  100. demo
    demonstration
  101. dep
    dependent
  102. dept / Dept
    department
  103. DF
    dorsiflexion
  104. DIP
    distal interphalageal joint
  105. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  106. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  107. DME
    durable medical equipment
  108. DNR
    do not rec
  109. DOB
    date of birth
  110. Dr.
    Doctor / Physician
  111. dsg
    dressing
  112. DT's
    delerium tremors
  113. DTR
    deep tendon reflex
  114. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  115. Dx
    diagnosis
  116. ECF
    extended care facility
  117. ECG, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  118. ECT
    electroconvulsice therapy
  119. ED
    emergency department
  120. ed
    education
  121. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  122. EF
    ejection fraction
  123. ELR
    elevated leg rests
  124. EOB
    edge of bed
  125. ER
    external rotation
  126. ESRD
    end stage renal disease
  127. Estim
    electrical stimulation
  128. ET
    endotracheal
  129. etc.
    etcetera
  130. ETOH
    ethyl alcohol
  131. Eval
    evaluation
  132. ever
    eversion
  133. ex
    exercise
  134. ext
    external
  135. Ext
    extension
  136. LS
    lumbosacral
  137. F/B
    followed by
  138. F/U
    follow up
  139. FAQ / LAQ
    full / long arc quads
  140. fax
    facisimile
  141. fem-pop
    femoral-popliteal
  142. FH
    Florida Hospital
  143. FHRC
    Florida Hospital rehab center
  144. flex
    flexion
  145. freq.
    frequency
  146. Fri
    Friday
  147. ft
    feet
  148. FTT
    failure to thrive
  149. funct.
    functional
  150. FWB
    full weight bearing
  151. fwd
    forward
  152. FWW
    front wheeled walker
  153. Fx
    fracture
  154. GBS
    Gulian Barre Syndrome
  155. gen
    general
  156. GH
    glenohumeral
  157. GI
    gastrointestinal
  158. glut
    gluteal
  159. GT
    gait training
  160. g-tube
    gastrostomy tube
  161. H&H
    hemoglobin & hemocrit
  162. H&P
    history and physical
  163. H.T.
    hubbard tank
  164. H/O
    history of
  165. HA
    heachache
  166. hams
    hamstrings
  167. HBO
    hyperbaric ox therapy
  168. HEP
    home ex program
  169. HHA
    hand hold assist
  170. HHC
    home health care
  171. HI
    head injury
  172. HIV
    human immuno virus
  173. HNP
    herniated nucl pulposis
  174. HOB
    head of bed
  175. HOH
    hard of hearing
  176. hosp.
    hospital
  177. HP
    hot pack
  178. hr
    hour
  179. HR
    heart rate
  180. ht
    height
  181. HTN
    hypertension
  182. Hx or hx
    history
  183. Nsg
    nursing
  184. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  185. NWB
    non-wt bearing
  186. o.k.
    okay
  187. ICP
    intracranial pressure
  188. IDDM
    insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  189. IMA
    internal mammary artery
  190. I&D
    incision and drainage
  191. IABP
    intra-aortic balloon pump
  192. I&O
    intake & output
  193. ICBG
    iliac crest bone graft
  194. ICH
    internal cerebral hemisphere
  195. i.e
    example
  196. IM rod
    intramedullary rod
  197. IN or "
    inches
  198. incont
    incontinent
  199. inf
    inferior
  200. INR
    international normalized ratio
  201. int
    internal
  202. inv
    inversion
  203. ionto
    iontophoresis
  204. IP
    inpatient
  205. IR
    internal rotation
  206. irreg
    irregular
  207. ISOL
    isolation
  208. IV
    intravenous
  209. IVH
    intraventricular hemorrhage
  210. jt
    joint
  211. JP
    jackson pratt
  212. j-tube
    jejunostomy tube
  213. KAFO
    knee ankle foot orthosis
  214. L
    left
  215. L / MIN
    liters per min
  216. L-1
    lumbar vertebrae
  217. LA
    left atrium
  218. LAD
    left anterior descending artery
  219. lami
    laminectomy
  220. lap.
    laparotomy
  221. lat.
    lateral
  222. lb.
    pound
  223. LBP
    low back pain
  224. LE
    lower extremity
  225. lg
    large
  226. LGA
    large for gestational age
  227. Lig
    ligament
  228. LLB
    long leg brace
  229. LLC
    long leg cast
  230. LLE
    left lower extremity
  231. LOB
    loss of balance
  232. LOC
    level of consciousness
  233. LOS
    length of stay
  234. LP
    lumbar puncture
  235. PT
    physical therapy
  236. PT/INR
    pro-time
  237. pta
    prior to admission
  238. PTA
    physical therapist assistant
  239. L-spine
    lumbar spine
  240. LTG
    long term goal
  241. LTR
    lower trunk rotation
  242. LV
    left ventricle
  243. max
    maximum
  244. MCP
    metacarpal phalangeal
  245. MCA
    middle cerebral artery
  246. M
    male
  247. M.D.
    doctor of medicine
  248. m or mm
    meter / millimeter
  249. max
    maximum or maximal
  250. MCL
    medial collateral ligament
  251. MD
    muscular dystrophy
  252. med
    medial
  253. meds
    medications
  254. mets
    metastases
  255. mtg
    management
  256. MI
    myocardial infarct
  257. min
    minumum / minimal
  258. min.
    minute
  259. misc
    miscellaneous
  260. MMT
    manual muscle testing
  261. mob
    mobility
  262. mobs
    mobilizations
  263. mod
    moderate
  264. mod I
    modified independence
  265. Mon
    Monday
  266. MP
    metacarpal phalangeal
  267. mph
    miles per hour
  268. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  269. MRSA
    methicillin resistant staph aureus
  270. MS
    multiple sclerosis
  271. mtg
    meeting
  272. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  273. N/A
    not applicable
  274. N/T
    not tested
  275. N/V
    nausea & vomitting
  276. NDT
    neurodevelopment techniques
  277. neg or -
    negative
  278. neuro
    neurologic (al)
  279. NG
    nasogastric
  280. NH
    nursing home
  281. NKA
    no known allergies
  282. nml
    normal
  283. SDH
    subdural hematoma
  284. sec
    seconds
  285. SG
    swan ganz
  286. SGA
    small for gestational age
  287. O.P.
    outpatient
  288. O2
    oxygen
  289. O2 sat
    oxygen saturation
  290. OA
    osteoarthritis
  291. OBS
    organic brain syndrome
  292. OD
    overdose
  293. OOB
    out of bed
  294. op.
    operation
  295. ORIF
    open reduction int fixation
  296. Ortho
    orthopedics
  297. OT
    Occupational Therapy /ist
  298. OTA
    OT assistant
  299. ox
    oximeter
  300. p
    after
  301. P.A.
    physicans assistant
  302. p.m.
    afternoon
  303. p.r.n.
    as necessary
  304. PAP
    pulmonary artery pressure
  305. para
    paraplegic
  306. PCA
    pt controlled analgesia
  307. PCT
    pt care tech
  308. PE
    pulmonary embolus
  309. PEG
    percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
  310. PF
    plantarflexion
  311. PHH
    personal health history
  312. PIP
    proximal interphalangeal jt
  313. PMH
    past medical history
  314. PNF
    proprioceptive neuro facilitation
  315. po
    by mouth
  316. POD
    post op day
  317. poss
    possible
  318. post.
    posterior
  319. Post-op
    postoperative
  320. PPE
    personal protective equipment
  321. PRE
    progressive resistive exercise
  322. Pre-op
    preoperative
  323. prep.
    preparation
  324. proc
    procedure
  325. prog
    progress
  326. PROM
    passive range of motion
  327. PROX
    proximal
  328. PSIS
    posterior superior iliac spine
  329. psych
    psychiatric
  330. Pt
    patient
  331. PTB
    patellar tendon bearing
  332. PTCA
    precut translum coronary angio
  333. PVC
    premature ventricle contraction
  334. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  335. PWB
    partial weight bearing
  336. q
    every
  337. q.o.d
    every other day
  338. QS
    quad set
  339. quad
    quadriplegic
  340. quads
    quadriceps
  341. R
    right
  342. RA
    right atrium
  343. R.A.
    rheumatoid arthritis
  344. reg
    regular
  345. Rehab
    rehabiltiation
  346. reps
    repetitions
  347. RLE
    right lower extremity
  348. RUE
    right upper extremity
  349. resist
    resistance
  350. resp
    repiration or respiratory
  351. RN
    registered nurse
  352. R/O
    rule out
  353. ROM
    range of motion
  354. rot
    rotation
  355. RR
    respiration rate
  356. RSD
    reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  357. RT
    resp therapy / therapist
  358. RV
    right ventricle
  359. Rx
    prescription / treatment
  360. S
    supervision
  361. s
    without (line over s)
  362. S/O
    significant other
  363. s/p
    status post
  364. SAH
    subarachnoid hemorrhage
  365. SALR
    swing away leg rest
  366. SAQ
    short arc quads
  367. sat
    saturation
  368. Sat
    Saturday
  369. SBA
    stand by assist
  370. SBP
    systolic blood pressure
  371. SBQC
    small base quad cane
  372. SCD
    sequential comp device
  373. schiz
    schizophrenia
  374. SCI
    spinal cord injury
  375. T-spine
    Thoracic spine
  376. TSR
    total shoulder replacement
  377. TT
    tilt table
  378. TTWB
    toe touch weight bearing
  379. sh
    shoulder
  380. SI
    sacro-iliac joint
  381. SLC
    short leg cast
  382. SLC
    systemic lupus erthem
  383. SLP
    speech language pathologist
  384. SLR
    straight leg raises
  385. sm
    small
  386. SNF
    skilled nursing facility
  387. SOB
    shortness of breath

    side of bed
  388. SP/Lang
    speech/language
  389. SPC
    single point cane
  390. SSS
    sick sinus syndrome
  391. st
    straight
  392. ST
    Speech Therapy / ist
  393. stat
    at once
  394. std
    standard
  395. STG
    short term goal
  396. STM
    short term memory
  397. STSG
    split thickness skin graft
  398. Sun
    Sunday
  399. sup.
    superior
  400. T.L.C.
    tendor loving care
  401. T.O.
    telephone order
  402. T-1
    thoracic vert
  403. TAH
    total abdom hysterectomy
  404. TB
    tuberculosis
  405. TDWB
    Touch down weight bearing
  406. tech
    technician
  407. temp
    temperature
  408. ther ex
    therapeutic exercise
  409. THR
    total hip replacement
  410. Thurs
    Thrusday
  411. TIA
    Transcient ischemic attack
  412. TKE
    Terminal knee extension
  413. TKR
    total knee replacement
  414. TLSO / LSO
    thoraco-lumbar sacral orthosis
  415. TMJ
    temporal mand jt
  416. tol.
    tolerated
  417. trach
    tracheotomy

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