Nursing Abbreviations

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Nursing Abbreviations
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Acronyms of medical and nursing terms
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  1. Define ARF
    Acute Renal Failure
  2. Define AIDS
    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  3. Define AAA
    Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  4. Define ABG
    Arterial Blood Gases
  5. Define ADH
    Anti-diuretic Hormone
  6. Define BGL
    Blood Glucose Level
  7. Define BMI
    Body Mass Index
  8. Define BSL
    Blood Sugar Levels
  9. Define CABG
    Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
  10. Define CHD
    Coronary Heart Disease
  11. Define CHF
    Congestive Heart Failure
  12. Define CNS
    Central Nervous System
  13. Define COPD
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  14. Define CPAP
    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  15. Define CRF
    Chronic Renal Failure
  16. Define CVA
    Cerebral Vascular Accident
  17. Define DM
    Diabetic Mellitus
  18. Define DNA
    Deoxyribonucleic Acid
  19. Define DNR
    Do Not Resuscitate
  20. Define DVT
    Deep Vein Thrombosis
  21. Define Dx
    Diagnosis
  22. Define ECG
    Electro CardioGram
  23. Define ET
    Endotracheal Tube
  24. Define FBC
    Full Blood Count, Fluid Balance Chart
  25. Define FHR
    Foetal Heart Rate
  26. Define GERD
    Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  27. Define GFR
    Glomerular Filtration Rate
  28. Define HB
    Haemoglobin
  29. Define HCO3
    Bicarbonate
  30. Define HIV
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus
  31. Define HPV
    Human Papiloma Virus
  32. Define HTN
    Hypertension
  33. Define HX
    History
  34. Define IBS
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  35. Define ICP
    Intracranial Pressure
  36. Define IDDM
    Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  37. Define IHD
    Ischemic Heart Disease
  38. Define JVP
    Jugular Venous Pressure
  39. Define LFTS
    Liver Function Test/s
  40. Define MAP
    Mean Arterial Pressure
  41. Define MRI
    Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  42. Define MVA
    Motor Vehicle Accident
  43. Define NKDA
    No Known Drug Allergies
  44. Define NSAID
    Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug
  45. Define NSTEMI
    Non ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  46. Define NWB
    Non-Weight Bearing
  47. Define ORIF
    Open Reduction Internal Fixation
  48. Define PICC
    Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheter
  49. Define PID
    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
  50. Define PSA
    Prostate Specific Antigen
  51. Define RBC
    Red Blood Cells
  52. Define RHD
    Rheumatic Heart Disease
  53. Define ROM
    Range of Motion
  54. Define RX
    Prescription
  55. Define SBO
    Small Bowel Obstruction
  56. Define SOB
    Short(ness) of Breath
  57. Define STEMI
    ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
  58. Define STI
    Sexually Transmitted Infection
  59. Define STML
    Short Term Memory Loss
  60. Define TED
    Thrombo-Embolism Deterrent
  61. Define THR
    Total Hip Replacement
  62. Define TIA
    Transient Ischemic Attack
  63. Define TKR
    Total Knee Replacement
  64. Define TPN
    Total Parenteral Nutrition
  65. Define TWB
    Touch Weight Bear
  66. Define TX
    Treatment
  67. Define UTI
    Urinary Tract Infection
  68. Define WBC
    White Blood Cells
  69. Define WBAT
    Weight Bear As Tolerated

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