NRSG Abbreviations

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NRSG Abbreviations
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  1. i
    one
  2. ii
    two
  3. change
  4. °
    degrees or hours
  5. ā
    before
  6. AAOx4
    awake, alert, and oriented x4
  7. abd
    abdomen
  8. ABG
    arterial blood gas
  9. AC
    antecubital
  10. a.c.
    • before meals
    • (latin: ante cibum = before eating)
  11. ADA
    American Diabetes Association
  12. ADL
    activities of daily living
  13. ad lib
    • as desired
    • (Latin: ad libitum =
    • meaning "at pleasure" and
    • "at one's pleasure, as much as one desires, to the full
    • extent of one's
    • wishes." )
  14. AFA
    appropriate for age
  15. aka
    also known as
  16. AKA
    above knee amputation
  17. alb
    albumin
  18. ALOC
    altered level of consciousness
  19. AMA
    against medical advice
  20. amb
    ambulate
  21. amt
    amount
  22. ant
    anterior
  23. as tol
    as tolerated
  24. ASA
    aspirin
  25. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic  heart disease
  26. Ax
    axillary
  27. bid
    • twice a day
    • (Latin: bis in die = twice a day)
  28. BKA
    below knee amputation
  29. BLE
    bilateral lower extremities
  30. BM
    bowel movement
  31. BMP
    basic metabolic panel
  32. B/P or BP
    blood pressure
  33. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  34. BR
    bedrest
  35. BRBPR
    bright red blood per rectum
  36. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  37. BS
    • bedside
    • bowel sounds
  38. BSC
    bedside commode
  39. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  40. Bx
    biopsy
  41. c/o
    • complains of
    • complaints of
  42. c (w/ line on top of letter)
    with
  43. Ca
    calcium
  44. CA
    cancer
  45. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  46. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  47. cap
    capsule
  48. cath
    catheter
  49. CBC
    complete blood count
  50. CDB
    cough and deep breath
  51. C/D/I
    clean, dry, and intact
  52. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  53. cm
    centimeters
  54. CMP
    complete metabolic panel
  55. CMS
    circulation, movement, sensation
  56. CNS
    central nervous system
  57. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  58. CP
    chest pain
  59. CPM
    continuous passive motion
  60. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  61. CT
    computerized tomography
  62. CTA
    clear to auscultation
  63. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  64. CVD
    cardiovascular disease
  65. CXR
    chest x-ray
  66. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  67. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  68. DKA
    diabetic ketoacidosis
  69. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  70. DOB
    date of birth
  71. DOE
    dyspnea on extertion
  72. DP
    dorsalis pedis
  73. drsg
    dressing
  74. DSD
    dry sterile dressing
  75. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  76. DX
    diagnosis
  77. ECF
    extended care facility
  78. ECG/EKG
    electrocardiogram
  79. ED
    emergency department
  80. EGD
    esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  81. ESRD
    end stage renal disease
  82. FA
    forearm
  83. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  84. FC
    foley catheter
  85. FFP
    fresh frozen plasma
  86. F/U
    follow up
  87. FUO
    fever of undetermined origin
  88. FWB
    full weight bearing
  89. fx
    fructure
  90. GCS
    Glasgow coma scale
  91. GI
    gastrointestinal
  92. G-tube
    gastrostomy tube
  93. GU
    genitourinary
  94. HA
    headache
  95. Hct
    hematocrit
  96. HD
    hemodialysis
  97. Hgb
    hemogloblin
  98. H & H
    hemoglobin & hematocrit
  99. HOB
    head of bead
  100. HOH
    hard of hearing
  101. H&P
    history and physical
  102. HR
    heart rate
  103. hs
    • at bedtime
    • (Latin: hors somni = at hour of sleep)
  104. HTN
    hypertension
  105. I&D
    incision and drainage
  106. IDDM
    insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  107. inc
    incontinence
  108. IM
    intramascular
  109. I&O
    intake and output
  110. IS
    incentive spirometer
  111. IV
    intravenous
  112. J-tube
    jejunostomy tube
  113. JVD
    jugular vascular disease
  114. K
    potassium
  115. KCL
    potassium chloride
  116. KVO
    keep vein open
  117. KUB
    kidney, ureters, and bladder x-ray
  118. L
    left
  119. LE
    lower extremities
  120. lg
    large
  121. LLL
    left lower lobe (lung)
  122. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  123. LMP
    last menstrual period
  124. LUL
    left upper lobe (lung)
  125. LVN
    licensed vocational nurse
  126. MAE
    moves all extremities
  127. mg
    milligrams
  128. MOM
    milk of magnesia
  129. MRI
    magnetic resonance imaging
  130. MRSA
    methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  131. MAR
    medical administration records
  132. ml
    millimeter
  133. MM
    mucous membrane
  134. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  135. Na
    sodium
  136. NAD
    no apparent distress
  137. NCP
    nursing care plan
  138. NGT
    nasogastric tube
  139. NIDDM
    non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
  140. NKA
    no known allergies
  141. NS
    normal saline
  142. Nsg
    Nursing
  143. NPO
    • nothing by mouth
    • (Latin: non per os = nothing by mouth)
  144. N/V/D
    nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  145. NWB
    non-weight bearing
  146. O2
    oxygen
  147. OA
    osteoarthritis
  148. OBS
    organic brain syndrome
  149. OOB
    out of bed
  150. ORIF
    open reduction and internal fixation
  151. p (w/ line on top)
    after
  152. pc
    • after meal
    • (Latin: post cibum- after meal)
  153. per
    • by
    • through
  154. PCN
    Penicillin
  155. PCXR
    portable chest x-ray
  156. PEG
    percutaneous endoscopic gastronomy
  157. PERL
    pupils equal and reactive to light
  158. PERLA
    pupils equal and reactive to light and accommodation
  159. PERRLA
    pupils equal, round,  reactive to light and accommodation
  160. PICC
    peripherally inserted central catheter
  161. PMH
    past medical history
  162. po
    by mouth
  163. POD
    postoperative day
  164. post
    after
  165. pre
    before
  166. PR
    per rectum
  167. PRN
    • as needed
    • (Latin: pro re nata = as the occasion arises; when necessary)
  168. Pt
    patient
  169. PT
    physical therapy
  170. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  171. PWB
    partial weight bearing
  172. q2h
    every 2 hours
  173. R
    right
  174. R/O
    rule out
  175. RR
    regular rhythm
  176. RUL
    right upper lobe (lung)
  177. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  178. Rx
    prescription
  179. s (w/ line on top)
    without
  180. sat
    saturation
  181. SL
    sublingual
  182. SNF
    skilled nursing facility
  183. SOB
    shortness of breath
  184. S/P
    status post
  185. spec
    specimen
  186. S/S
    signs and symptoms
  187. SSE
    soap suds enema
  188. SSRI
    selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor
  189. STAT
    • at once
    • (Latin: statim= at once; immediately)
  190. SW
    social worker
  191. sx
    symptom
  192. TCDB
    turn, cough, deep breath
  193. TDWB
    touch down weight bearing
  194. THA
    total hip arthoplasty
  195. THR
    total hip replacement
  196. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  197. T.O
    telephone order
  198. tol
    tolerated
  199. TWE
    tap water enema
  200. TPN
    total parental nutrition
  201. TSH
    thyroid stimulating hormone
  202. TURP
    transurethral resection of the prostate
  203. Tx
    treatment
  204. UA
    urinalysis
  205. UE
    upper extremities
  206. UGI
    upper gastrointestinal
  207. UO
    urine output
  208. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  209. US
    ultrasound
  210. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  211. VO
    verbal order
  212. VRE
    vancomycin-resistant enterococcus
  213. WBAT
    weight bearing as tolerated
  214. WBC
    white blood cell
  215. W/C
    wheelchair
  216. W&D
    warm and dry
  217. WNL
    within normal limits
  218. VS
    vital signs

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