Unit 2

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Medical abbreviations
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  1. 4 Rules for writing abbreviations
    • 1. Use lower case unless from proper name
    • 2. symbols never pluralized (ex: 45 gm not 45gms)
    • 3. Never use a period
    • 4. Always use a space between number and symbol
  2. 4 components of a medical order
    • 1. name of drug (Tylenol)
    • 2.amount of dosage (50 mg)
    • 3.Route administered (po-oral)
    • 4.Time of number of times (every 3hrs)

    example: Tylenol 50 mg po TID
  3. 3 groups of abbreviations
    • 1.shared
    • 2. standard health care
    • 3. shortened form
  4. D/w
    discussed with
  5. CBR
    Complete Bed Rest
  6. ċ (c with a line on top)
    with
  7. A+O
    Alert and Oriented
  8. QID
    4 times a day
  9. °, h, hr
    degree or hour
  10. BP
    Blood pressure
  11. q
    every
  12. amb
    ambulatory
  13. ABR
    Absolute bed rest
  14. Increase or elevate
  15. BRP
    Bathroom privileges
  16. RR
    Respiratory Rate
  17. Ad lib
    As desired
  18. qod
    every other day
  19. BID
    two times a day
  20. qd
    every day
  21. TID
    3 times a day
  22. q1h, qhr
    every hour
  23. temp
    temperature
  24. Astol
    As tolerated
  25. rt, (circled) r
    Right
  26. VS
    Vital Signs
  27. I+O
    Intake and Output
  28. OOB
    Out of Bed
  29. min
    minutes
  30. wt
    weight
  31. BR
    Bed rest
  32. R
    rectal
  33. TPR,
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  34. ade
    adverse drug event
  35. L
    litre
  36. ASA
    aspirin
  37. STAT
    immediately
  38. cap
    capsule
  39. tab
    tablet
  40. mom
    milk of magnesium
  41. KCl
    Potassium Chloride
  42. gm
    gram
  43. mm
    millimeter
  44. mEq
    milliquivilant
  45. pc
    after meals
  46. Subq, SQ
    subcutaneous
  47. mg
    milligram
  48. ung, oint
    ointment
  49. W/A
    while awake
  50. N+V
    Nausea and vomiting
  51. gr
    grain
  52. IM
    intramuscular
  53. SL
    sublingual
  54. po
    by mouth
  55. oz
    ounce
  56. Amp
    ampoule
  57. Supp
    suppository
  58. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  59. mcg
    microgram
  60. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  61. AAT
    activity as tolerated
  62. PE
    pulmonary emboli
  63. SOB
    shortness of breath
  64. TAH
    total abdominal hysterectomy
  65. GOC
    goals of care
  66. RTK
    right total knee
  67. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  68. DBCF
    diabetic clear fluids
  69. IOC
    intera operative cholangiogram
  70. U/A
    urine analysis
  71. BE
    barium enema
  72. ASA
    Aspirin
  73. Triangle
    Change
  74. FFP
    Fresh Frozen Plasma
  75. ACS
    Acute Coronary Syndrome
  76. EMR
    Electronic Medical Record
  77. CSM
    Circulation, sensation, movement
  78. ROM
    Range of Movement
  79. DBP
    Diastolic Blood Pressure
  80. SBP
    Systolic Blood Pressure

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