Abbreviations and Formulas

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Abbreviations and Formulas
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  1. Celsius to Fahrenheit
    Multiply by 1.8 and add 32
  2. Flow rate
    Volume X Calibration divided by Time (60 mins or less)
  3. Infusion time
    Volume divided by mL/hr
  4. Shock over 20 lbs
    40mL/lb/hr
  5. Shock under 20 lbs
    25mL/lb/hr
  6. Rehydration formula
    lb/%dehydration/500
  7. Maintenance over 20 lbs
    1mL/lb/hr
  8. Maintenance under 20 lbs
    2mL/lb/hr
  9. Surgery formula
    5mL/lb/hr
  10. Before meals
    a.c.
  11. As desired
    ad lib
  12. Two times a day
    b.i.d.
  13. Capsule
    cap
  14. Elixir
    elix.
  15. Extract
    ext
  16. Intramuscular
    IM
  17. Intravenous
    IV
  18. Every night at bedtime
    nightly
  19. Normal saline
    • NS
    • N/S
  20. Right eye
    OD
  21. Left eye
    OS
  22. Both eyes
    OU
  23. After meals
    p.c.
  24. By
    per
  25. By mouth
    PO
  26. When necessary
    p.r.n.
  27. Solution
    soln.
  28. At once, immediately
    stat
  29. Subcutaneous
    • SQ
    • SC
  30. Suppository
    supp.
  31. Suspension
    susp.
  32. Syrup
    syp.
  33. Tablet
    tab.
  34. Tincture
    • tr.
    • tinct.
  35. Ointment
    ung
  36. Take thou of
    Rx
  37. Write or label
    sig
  38. Cubic centimeter
    cc
  39. Dispense
    disp
  40. Every
    q
  41. Grain
    gr
  42. Drop
    gtt
  43. Intraperitoneal
    IP
  44. Every 4 hours
    q4h
  45. Every 8 hours
    q8h
  46. Everyday
    qd
  47. Every hour
    qh
  48. Four times a day
    q.i.d.
  49. Every other day
    q.o.d.
  50. Once a day
    s.i.d.
  51. Three times a day
    t.i.d.
  52. Military time 1am-noon
    0100-1200
  53. Military time 1pm-midnight
    1300-2400

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