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  1. before
  2. abx
    antibiotics
  3. ac
    before meals
  4. ad lib
    as desired
  5. AM
    morning
  6. amp
    ampule
  7. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  8. BG
    blood glucose
  9. BID
    twice daily
  10. BP
    blood pressure
  11. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  12. with
  13. cap(s)
    capsule(s)
  14. cm
    centimeter
  15. CP
    chest pain
  16. Cx
    culture
  17. c/o
    complains of
  18. drsg
    dressing
  19. Dx
    diagnosis
  20. elix
    elixir
  21. fl
    fluid
  22. G
    gram
  23. Gr
    grain
  24. gtt
    drop
  25. HOB
    head of bed
  26. hr
    hour
  27. Hx
    history
  28. IVF
    Intravenous fluid
  29. IVP
    intravenous push
  30. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback
  31. kg
    kilogram
  32. L
    liter
  33. lb
    pound
  34. liq
    liquid
  35. mcg
    microgram
  36. med(s)
    medicine(s)
  37. mEq
    milliequivalent
  38. mg
    milligram
  39. min
    minute
  40. mL
    milliliter
  41. mm
    millimeter
  42. mmHg
    millimeters of mercury
  43. mmol
    millimole
  44. NAPD
    no apparent pain or distress
  45. NC
    nasal cannula
  46. NG
    nasogastric
  47. NKDA
    no known drug allergies
  48. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  49. NS
    normal saline
  50. N&V
    nausea & vomiting
  51. oz
    ounce
  52. after
  53. pc
    after meals
  54. PM
    afternoon
  55. PO
    by mouth
  56. PR
    per rectum
  57. PRN
    as needed
  58. Pt
    patient
  59. pwd
    powder
  60. q
    every
  61. QID
    4 times daily
  62. r/t
    related to
  63. Rx
    prescription
  64. without
  65. sol
    solution
  66. STAT
    immediately
  67. SubQ
    subcutaneous
  68. supp
    suppository
  69. SR
    side rails
  70. syr
    syrup
  71. tab(s)
    tablet(s)
  72. tbsp
    tablespoon
  73. TID
    three times daily
  74. TPN
    total parental nutrition
  75. tsp
    teaspoon
  76. Tx
    treatment
  77. VS
    vital signs
  78. WC
    wheelchair
  79. wt
    weight
  80. x
    times
  81. change
  82. abd
    abdominal
  83. ABC
    airway, breathing, circulation
  84. ACLS
    Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  85. admin
    administer
  86. AED
    Automated External Defibrillator
  87. A. Fib
    atrial fibrillation
  88. A. flutter
    atrial flutter
  89. AIDS
    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  90. ALS
    Advanced Life Support
  91. AMA
    against medical advice
  92. amb
    ambulatory
  93. AMI
    acute myocardial infarction
  94. A & O
    alert and oriented
  95. appt
    appointment
  96. ASA
    aspirin
  97. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart diesease
  98. B
    black
  99. BC
    birth control
  100. BCP
    birth control pills
  101. BLS
    Basic Life Support
  102. BVM
    Bag-Valve-Mask
  103. Ca
    cancer
  104. CBC
    Complete Blood Count
  105. CC
    Chief Complaint
  106. CC
    • cubic centimeter
    • DO NOT USE

    • Can be mistaken for U (units) when poorly written.
    • Instead, write "mL" for milliliters
  107. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  108. cm
    centimeter
  109. CNS
    central nervous system
  110. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  111. cont
    continue
  112. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  113. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  114. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  115. CSM
    cerebrospinal meningitis
  116. C-spine
    cervical spine
  117. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  118. CVS
    cardiovascular system
  119. D50
    dextrose 50%
  120. D5W
    dextrose in water
  121. dc (d/c)
    discontinue
  122. D & C
    Dilatation and Curettage
  123. defib
    defibrillate
  124. dil
    delivery
  125. DKA
    diabetic ketoacidosis
  126. DNR
    Do Not Resuscitate
  127. DOA
    Dead on arrival
  128. DOB
    date of birth
  129. ECG (EKG)
    Electrocardiogram
  130. ED
    Emergency Department
  131. EMS
    Emergency Medical Technician
  132. ET
    endotracheal
  133. ETA
    estimated time of arrival
  134. ETOH
    alcohol
  135. ETT
    endotracheal tube
  136. fld
    fluid
  137. freq
    frequency
  138. ft
    foot
  139. fx
    fracture
  140. g (gm)
    gram
  141. GCS
    Glasgow Coma Scale
  142. GI
    gastrointestinal
  143. GSW
    gunshot wound
  144. GYN
    Gynecology
  145. Hg
    mercury
  146. hosp
    hospital
  147. HR
    Heart Rate
  148. HTN
    hypertension
  149. ICP
    intracranial pressure
  150. ICU
    intensive care unit
  151. IO
    intraosseous
  152. inj
    inject
  153. JVD
    jugular vein distention
  154. kg
    kilogram
  155. KED
    Kendrick Extrication Device
  156. KVO
    keep vein open
  157. LBB
    long backboard
  158. lg
    large
  159. LLQ
    lower left quadrent
  160. LOC
    level of consciousness
  161. LPM
    liters per minute
  162. LPN
    Licensed Practical Nurse
  163. LUQ
    Left upper quadrant
  164. LZ
    landing zone
  165. M
    male
  166. m
    meter
  167. M.D.
    medical doctor
  168. M.E.
    medical Examiner
  169. MI
    myocardial infarction
  170. MOI
    mechanism of injury
  171. MS, ms
    • will also see MSO, MgSO4
    • morphine sulfate
    • DO NOT USE
    • can be confused for magnesium sulfate, and vise versa
    • Instead, write it out!
  172. MS
    multiple sclerosis
  173. MVC
    motor vehicle crash
  174. N/A
    not applicable
  175. NaCl
    sodium chloride
  176. nitro
    nitroglycerine
  177. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm
  178. NTG
    nitroglycerine
  179. OB
    obstetrics
  180. OD
    overdose
  181. OJ
    orange juice
  182. OTC
    over the counter
  183. PAC
    premature atrial contraction
  184. PAT
    paroxysmal atrial tachycardia
  185. PCN
    penicillin
  186. PE
    physical exam
  187. pe
    pulmonary embolus
  188. PEA
    pulseless electrical activity
  189. ped
    pediatric
  190. PJC
    premature junctional contraction
  191. PMH
    past medical history
  192. preg
    pregnant duh
  193. PSVT
    paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
  194. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction
  195. Q/I
    Quality Improvement
  196. QOD, qod
    • every other day
    • DO NOT USE
    • Can be mistaken for Q.D.
    • Instead write "every other day"
  197. Q.D, q.d.
    • every day
    • DO NOT USE
    • can be mistaken with Q.O.D
    • Instead write "daily"
  198. re:
    regarding
  199. R/O
    rule out
  200. ROM
    range of motion
  201. Rx
    prescription/treatment
  202. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  203. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  204. SIDS
    sudden infant death syndrome
  205. SL
    sublingual
  206. S/S
    signs/symptoms
  207. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  208. TB
    tuberculosis
  209. temp
    temperature
  210. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  211. TKO
    to keep open
  212. TPA
    tissue plasminogen activator
  213. TX
    transmit/telephone
  214. tx
    treatment
  215. u
    • unit
    • Do Not use... can be mistaken for zero, 4 or cc
    • Instead, write "unit"
  216. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  217. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  218. VF
    ventricular fibrillation
  219. VT
    ventricular tachycardia
  220. W/C
    wheelchair
  221. wk
    week
  222. WO
    written order
  223. wt
    weight
  224. yds
    yards
  225. yo
    year old
  226. yr
    year
  227. SBAR
    • Situation: what's going on w pt? Id yourself, describe situation, state problem
    • Background: whats the clinical background info pertinent to situation? 
    • Assessment: What are relevant nursing assessment findings
    • Recommendation: What recommendation or action is needed to correct problem
  228. IU
    • international unit
    • DO NOT USE
    • Can be mistaken for IV or 10

    Instead, write "international unit"
  229. Issues with: (example)
    (5.0 mg) or (.5 mg)
    • Decimal point can be missed, resulting in mistake
    • Instead, NEVER write a zero by itself after a decimal (5 mg)
    • ALWAYS use a zero before a decimal point (0.5 mg)
  230. μg
    • microgram
    • DO NOT USE
    • Can be mistaken for mg (milligrams), resulting in one thousand-fold dosing overdose
    • Instead, write "mcg"
  231. H.S.
    • half strength or bedtime
    • DO NOT USE
    • can be mistaken for the other
    • can result in dosing error
    • Instead write out "half strength" or "at bedtime"
  232. T.I.W.
    • three times a week
    • DO NOT USE
    • can be mistaken for 3 times a day, or twice weekly resulting in an overdose
    • Instead, write "3 times weekly" or "three times weekly"
  233. S.C. or S.Q.
    • for subcutaneous
    • DO NOT USE
    • mistaken as SL for sublingual, or "5 every"
    • Instead write "Sub-Q", "subQ" or "subcutaneously"
  234. D/C
    • for discharge
    • DO NOT USE
    • Interpreted as discontinue whatever meds follow
    • Instead, write "discharge"
  235. AS
    • Latin abbv. for left ear
    • DO NOT USE
    • can be mistaken for OS, which is Left eye
    • Intead, write "left ear"
  236. AD
    • latin abbrv. for right ear
    • DO NOT USE

    • Can be mistaken for OD (right eye)
    • instead, write "right ear"
  237. AU
    • latin abbv for both ears
    • DO NOT USE
    • Can be mistaken for OU (both eyes)
    • instead, write "both ears"
  238. OS
    • latin abbv for left eye
    • DO NOT USE
    • can be mistaken for AS (right ear)
    • instead, write out "left eye"
  239. OD
    • latin abbv for right eye
    • DO NOT USE

    • can be mistaken for AD (right ear)
    • instead, write out "right eye"
  240. OU
    • latin abbv for both eyes
    • DO NOT USE

    • can be mistaken for AU (both ears)
    • instead, write "both eyes"

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