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  1. _
    a
    before
  2. Ab
    abortion
  3. abd
    abdomen
  4. adm
    admission
  5. AED
    automatic external defibrillator
  6. AIDS
    acquired immune deficiency syndrome
  7. AKA
    above the knee amputation
  8. ALOC
    altered level of consciousness
  9. am
    morning
  10. AMA
    against medical advice
  11. Amb
    ambulation/ ambulance
  12. amt
    amount
  13. ant
    anterior
  14. a/ox3
    alert, oriented times 3
  15. approx
    approximately
  16. appt
    appointment
  17. ARDS
    adult respiratory distress syndrome
  18. ASA
    aspirin
  19. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  20. ASHD
    atherosclerotic heart disease
  21. BCP
    birth control pills
  22. BIB
    brought in by
  23. BKA
    below the knee amputation
  24. BLS
    basic life support
  25. BM
    bowel movement
  26. BOA
    born out of asepsis
  27. BOW
    bag of waters
  28. BP
    blood pressure
  29. BS
    breath sounds
  30. BSA
    body surface area
  31. _
    c
    with
  32. C
    centigrade
  33. CA
    cancer or cardiac arrest
  34. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  35. Cc
    cubic
  36. c/c
    chief complaint
  37. CHF
    congested heart failure
  38. Cm
    centimeter
  39. C/O
    complains of
  40. CO2
    carbon dioxide
  41. COA
    condition on arrival
  42. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  43. CP
    chest pain
  44. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  45. CRF
    chronic renal failure
  46. CSF
    cerebrospinal fluid
  47. CSM
    circulation, sensation,movement
  48. CVA
    cerebral vascular accident
  49. CXR
    chest x-ray
  50. D&C
    dilation and curettage
  51. dc
    discharge/ discontinue
  52. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  53. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  54. DOA
    dead on arrival
  55. DOB
    date of birth
  56. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  57. drg
    dressing
  58. DT'S
    delirium tremors
  59. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  60. DX
    diagnosis
  61. EBL
    estimated blood loss
  62. ED/ER
    emergency department/ emergency room
  63. EDAP
    emergency department approved for pediatrics
  64. EKG
    electrocardiogram
  65. EMS
    emergency medical services
  66. EMT
    emergency medical technician
  67. EMT-AA
    emergency medical technician-advanced airway
  68. EMT-D
    emergency medical technician-defibrillation
  69. EMT-P
    emergency medical technician-paramedic
  70. ET
    endotracheal
  71. ETA
    estimated time of arrival
  72. ETC
    endotracheal combitube
  73. ETOH
    ethanol (alcohol)
  74. eval
    evaluation
  75. FB
    foreign body
  76. f/up
    follow up
  77. fx
    fracture
  78. G
    gravida
  79. GB
    gallbladder
  80. GI
    gastrointestinal
  81. Gm
    gram
  82. GSW
    gunshot wound
  83. gtt
    drop
  84. GU
    genitourinary
  85. HMO
    health maintenance organization
  86. hosp
    hospital
  87. hr(s)
    hours
  88. hs
    at night
  89. ht
    height
  90. HTN
    hypertension
  91. Hx
    history
  92. ICU
    intensive care unit
  93. Inc Ab
    incomplete abortion
  94. IUD
    intrauterine device
  95. IUP
    intrauterine pregnancy
  96. IV
    intravenous
  97. IVP
    intravenous push
  98. JVD
    jugular vein distention
  99. KCL
    potassium chloride
  100. Kg
    kilogram
  101. KO
    knocked out
  102. KVO
    keep vein open
  103. L
    liter
  104. lab
    laboratory
  105. lac
    laceration
  106. lb
    pound
  107. LLE
    left lower extremity
  108. LLL
    left lower lobe
  109. LLQ
    left lower quadrant
  110. LMP
    last menstrual period
  111. LNMP
    last normal menstrual period
  112. LOC
    level of consciousness/ loss of consciousness
  113. LUE
    left upper extremity
  114. LUL
    left upper lobe
  115. LUQ
    left upper quadrant
  116. MAR
    most accessible receiving facility
  117. max
    maximum
  118. MCL
    mid clavicular line
  119. MD/PMD
    medical doctor/ private medical doctor
  120. mEq
    milliequivalent
  121. mg
    milligram
  122. MICN
    mobile intensive care nurse
  123. min
    minutes/ minimum
  124. ml
    milliliter
  125. mo
    month
  126. MS
    multiple sclerosis/ morphine sulfate
  127. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  128. NA
    not applicable
  129. NAD
    no apparent distress
  130. narc
    narcotic
  131. neg
    negative
  132. NKA
    no known allergies
  133. NP
    nurse practitioner
  134. npo
    nothing per mouth
  135. NSR
    normal sinus rhythm
  136. NTG
    nitroglycerin
  137. nv
    nausea. vomiting
  138. n/v/d
    nausea/ vomiting/ diarrhea
  139. NW
    newborn
  140. O2
    oxygen
  141. O2 saturation
    oxygen saturation
  142. OB/ GYN
    obstetrical/ gynecological
  143. OBS
    organic brain syndrome
  144. OD
    overdose
  145. OS
    left eye
  146. OU
    both eyes
  147. p
    after
  148. P
    para
  149. PMC
    pediatric medical center
  150. PE
    physical exam/ pedal edema/ pulmonary embolus
  151. peds
    pediatric
  152. perf
    perforation
  153. PERL
    pupils equal, react to light
  154. PIH
    pregnancy induced hypertension
  155. pm
    evening
  156. PMH
    past medical history
  157. PMS
    pulse motor sensation
  158. po
    by mouth
  159. post
    posterior/
  160. PPD
    purified protein derivative
  161. pr
    per rectum
  162. prn
    as needed
  163. PSI
    passenger space intrusion
  164. psych
    psychiatric
  165. pt
    patient
  166. PTA
    prior to arrival
  167. q
    every
  168. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction
  169. rehab
    rehabilitation
  170. RLE
    right lower extremity
  171. RLL
    right lower lob
  172. RLQ
    right lower quadrant
  173. RML
    right middle lobe
  174. RN
    registered nurse
  175. r/o
    rule out
  176. RTS
    revised trauma score
  177. RUE
    right upper extremity
  178. RUL
    right upper lobe
  179. RUQ
    right upper quadrant
  180. Rx
    prescription
  181. SC
    specialty center
  182. sec
    second
  183. SIDS
    sudden infant death syndrome
  184. SL
    sublingual
  185. SOB
    short of breath
  186. sq
    sqaure
  187. SQ
    subcutaneous
  188. Sw
    stab wound
  189. TB
    tuberculosis
  190. TBC
    total body check
  191. Tbsp
    tablespoon
  192. TC
    traffic collision
  193. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  194. TKO
    to keep open
  195. Tsp
    teaspoon
  196. TV
    tidal volume
  197. unk
    unknown
  198. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  199. vag
    vaginal
  200. vol
    volume
  201. VS
    vital signs
  202. WE
    weak
  203. WNL
    within normal limits
  204. w/o
    without
  205. wt
    weight
  206. y/o
    year old

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ABBREVIATIONS
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