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  1. ABC's
    airways, breathing, circulation
  2. abd
    abdomen
  3. ant
    anterior
  4. ax
    axillary
  5. bld
    blood
  6. BLE
    both lower extremities
  7. GI
    gastrointestinal
  8. GU
    gastrourinary
  9. int
    internal
  10. lt
    left
  11. rt
    right
  12. quad
    quadrant
  13. sh
    shoulderr
  14. vag
    vagina, vaginal
  15. AFB
    acid-fast bacillus
  16. AIDS
    acquried immune deficiency syndrome
  17. AKA
    above knee amputation
  18. AMI
    acute myocardial infarction
  19. ASCVD
    arteriorsclerotic cardiowascular disease
  20. ASHD
    ateriosclerotic heart disease
  21. BKA
    below knee amputation
  22. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy (hyperplasia)
  23. CA
    cancer
  24. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  25. CBC
    complete blood count
  26. CHD
    coronary heart disease
  27. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  28. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  29. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident; stroke
  30. DJD
    degenerative joint disease
  31. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  32. ESRD
    end-stage renal disease
  33. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  34. Fx
    fracture
  35. GERD
    gastroesphageal reflux disease
  36. HBV
    hepatitis B virus (infection)
  37. HCV
    hepatitis C virus (infection)
  38. HIV
    human immunodeficiency virus (infection)
  39. HTN
    hypertension
  40. IDDM
    insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  41. IH
    infectious hepatitis
  42. KS
    Kaposi's sarcoma
  43. LBP
    low back pain
  44. MD
    muscular dystrophy
  45. MI
    myocardial infarction
  46. MRSA
    methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  47. MS
    multiple sclerosis
  48. NB
    new born
  49. NIDDM
    non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
  50. NSU
    nonspecific urethritis
  51. OA
    osteoarthritis
  52. OBS
    organic brain syndrome
  53. PID
    pelvic inflammatory disease
  54. PUD
    peptic ulcer disease
  55. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  56. RF
    renal failure
  57. RO,
    R/O
    rule out
  58. SDAT
    senile dementia of Alzheimer's type
  59. STD
    sexually transmitted disease
  60. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  61. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  62. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  63. VRE
    vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus
  64. _
    a
    before
  65. AAROM
    active assistive range of motion
  66. abd.
    abduction; abdomen
  67. ACT
    active, actively, activities
  68. add.
    adduction
  69. ADL
    activities of daily living
  70. ad lib.
    as desired
  71. adm
    admission; administer; administrator
  72. ADT
    admission, discharge, transfer
  73. AEB
    as evidence by
  74. AFO
    ankle foot orthosis
  75. aka
    also known as
  76. AMA
    against medical advice
  77. amb
    ambulate, ambulatory
  78. AROM
    active range of motion
  79. ADAP
    as soon as possible
  80. assist
    assistance
  81. as tol
    as tolerated
  82. B,
    (B)
    bilateral, both
  83. BB
    bed bath
  84. B.M.,
    bm
    bowel movement
  85. BP,
    B/P
    blood pressure
  86. BPM
    beats per minute
  87. B.R.
    bedrest; bathroom
  88. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  89. BS
    blood sugar
  90. BSC
    beside commode
  91. BSE
    breast self-examination
  92. BUE
    both upper extremities
  93. _
    c
    with
  94. cal
    calorie
  95. cath
    catheterize, catheter
  96. CBB
    complete bed bath
  97. CBR
    complete bed rest
  98. ck or
    check
  99. ck freq or
    √ freq
    check frequently
  100. cl liq
    clear liquid
  101. c/o
    complains of
  102. CP
    care plan; chest pain
  103. CPG
    clinical practice guidelines
  104. CPM
    continous passive motion
  105. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  106. DAT
    diet as tolerated
  107. dehyd
    dehydration
  108. dep
    dependent
  109. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  110. DOA
    dead on arrival
  111. doc
    document, documentation
  112. Dr
    doctor
  113. drsg
    dressing
  114. DSD
    dry sterile dressing
  115. Dx
    diagnosis
  116. E,
    en
    enema
  117. EHR
    electronic health record
  118. EMR
    electronic medical record
  119. EOL
    end of life
  120. EOLC
    end-of-life care
  121. et
    and
  122. ETOH
    ethanol (used to refer to alcoholic beverages)
  123. Eval
    evaluation
  124. ex
    exercise, example
  125. exam
    examination
  126. ext.
    extension; extremity; external
  127. F
    fair
  128. FB
    foreign body
  129. FE
    Fleet's enema
  130. flex
    flexion
  131. FM
    flow meter
  132. FU,
    f/u
    follow up
  133. FWB
    full weight bearing
  134. G
    good
  135. g/c,
    GC
    geriatric chair
  136. GT,
    g/t
    gastrostomy tube
  137. H
    hydrogen
  138. H2O
    water
  139. H2O2
    hydrogen peroxide
  140. HOB
    head of bead
  141. HOH
    hard of hearing
  142. ht
    height
  143. Hx
    history
  144. ind.
    independant
  145. I&O
    intake and output
  146. IM
    intramuscular
  147. irrig
    irrigation
  148. isol
    isolation
  149. IV
    intravenous
  150. JT
    jejunostomy tube
  151. K+
    potassium
  152. Kcal
    kilocalories, calorie
  153. L
    left, liter
  154. lat
    lateral
  155. lg,
    lge, L
    large
  156. liq
    liquid
  157. L/min,
    LPM
    liters per minute
  158. LOC
    loss of consciousness
  159. max
    maximum
  160. min
    minimum
  161. meds
    medications
  162. mmHg
    millimeteres of mercury
  163. mod
    moderate
  164. NA,
    N/A
    • nursing assistant
    • also means "not applicable"
  165. N/C,
    no c/o
    no complaints
  166. neg,
    -
    negative
  167. NG
    nasogastric
  168. NKA
    no known allergies
  169. NN
    nurses' notes
  170. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  171. N/S,
    NSS
    normal saline solution
  172. N & V
    nausea and vomiting
  173. NVD
    nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  174. NWB
    no weight bearing
  175. O2
    oxygen
  176. occ
    occasional
  177. OOB
    out of bed
  178. O,
    OS
    oral; mouth
  179. P
    poor, pulse
  180. PB,
    PBB
    partial bath, partial bed bath
  181. per
    by
  182. p.o.
    • per orum
    • (by mouth)
  183. postop
    postoperative
  184. preop
    preoperative
  185. prep
    prepare
  186. PRN
    whenever necessary
  187. prog
    progress; prognosis
  188. PWB
    partial weight bearing
  189. Px
    prognosis
  190. _
    q
    each, every
  191. q.s
    sufficient quantity
  192. qt
    quiet
  193. R
    rectal; respiration; right
  194. re:
    regarding
  195. rehab
    rehabilitation
  196. resp
    respiration
  197. rot
    rotated, rotation
  198. r/t
    related to
  199. RT
    respiratory therapy
  200. Rx
    treatment; prescription
  201. _
    s
    without
  202. s/s
    S & S
    signs and symptoms
  203. sm
    small
  204. SOB
    short(ness) of breath
  205. SBA
    standby assistance
  206. SSE
    soapsuds enema
  207. stat
    at once; immediately
  208. std prec
    standard precautions
  209. Sx
    symptoms
  210. T,
    temp
    temperature
  211. TIAN
    toilet in advance of need
  212. TKO
    to keep open
  213. TLC
    tender loving care
  214. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  215. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respirations
  216. trach
    trcheostomy
  217. TSE
    testicular self-examination
  218. TWE
    tap water enema
  219. Tx
    treatment
  220. ung
    oint
    ointment
  221. vc
    verbal cues
  222. VS
    vital signs
  223. w/c
    wheelchair
  224. WB
    weight bearing
  225. WBAT
    weight bearing as tolerated
  226. wt
    weight
  227. CC
    chief complaint
  228. DOB
    date of birth
  229. EEnt
    eye, ear, nose, throat
  230. ENT
    ear, nose, throat
  231. FH
    family history
  232. LMP
    last menstrual period
  233. L & W
    living and well
  234. M & F
    mother and father
  235. MH
    martial history
  236. NB
    new born
  237. PE
    physical examination
  238. PI
    present illness
  239. PMH
    past medical history
  240. R/O
    rule out
  241. UCD
    usualy childhood disease
  242. UK
    unknown
  243. WDWN
    • well developed,
    • well nourished
  244. WFL
    within functional limits
  245. WNL
    within normal limits
  246. Y/O
    years old
  247. YOB
    year of birth
  248. ABG
    arterial blood gas study
  249. BS
    blood sugar
  250. C & S
    culture and sensitivity
  251. CBC
    complete blood count
  252. CXR
    chest X-ray
  253. RBS
    fasting blood sugar
  254. FSBS
    fingerstick blood sugar
  255. H & H
    hemoglobin and hematocrt
  256. spec
    specimen
  257. UA, U/A
    urinalysis
  258. CS
    central supply
  259. DR,
    D/R
    delivery room; dining room
  260. ED/ER
    emergency department/emergency room
  261. ECK, EKG
    electrocardiogram
  262. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  263. GYN
    gynecology
  264. ICCU
    intensive coronary car unit
  265. IDT
    interdisiplinary team
  266. Lab
    laboratory
  267. LTC
    long-term care
  268. MRD
    medical record department
  269. OPD
    outpatient department
  270. OR
  271. operating room
  272. OT
    occupational therapy
  273. PAR
    post-anesthesia recovery
  274. Peds, pedi
  275. pediatrics
  276. PT
    physical therapy
  277. RR
    recovery room
  278. RT
    respiratory therapy
  279. SNU, SNF
    skilled nursing unit, skilled nursing facility
  280. ST
    speech therapy
  281. XR,
    X/R
    X-ray
  282. assess
    assess, assessment
  283. BNE
    board of nurse examiners
  284. BON
    board of nursing
  285. CE
    continuing education
  286. CEU
    continuing education unit
  287. CQI
    continuous quality improvement
  288. EBDM
    evidence-based decision making
  289. EBR
    evidence-based recommendations
  290. eval
    evaluate, evaluation
  291. HC
    health care
  292. HCI
    health care improvement
  293. HCQ
    health care quality
  294. ID
    identify, identification
  295. IDT
    interdisciplinary team
  296. info
    information
  297. IT
    information technology
  298. NAR
    nurse aide registry, nursing assistant registry
  299. NP
    nursing practice, nursing practitioner
  300. NPA
    nurse practice act
  301. PI
    performance improvement, process improvement
  302. PRO
    professional improvement organization, process improvement organization
  303. QA
    quality assessment, quality assurance
  304. QHC
    quality health care
  305. QI
    quality improvement, quality initiative
  306. QIO
    quality improvement organization
  307. QM
    quality management
  308. QR
    quality review
  309. RCA
    root cause analysis
  310. SIQ
    sharing innovations in quality
  311. SOC
    standards of care
  312. SOP
    standards of practice
  313. std,
    stds
    standards
  314. TQM
    total quality management
  315. ___
    a.c.
    before meals
  316. AM
    morning
  317. b.i.d.
    twice a day
  318. d
    day
  319. h
    hour
  320. noc, noct
  321. ngiht
  322. OC, oc
    on call
  323. _
    p
    after
  324. ___
    p.c.
    after meals
  325. PM
    evening or afternoon
  326. _
    qh
    every hour
  327. q4h
    every four hours
  328. q.i.d.
    four times a day
  329. t.i.d.
    three times a day
  330. WA,
    W/A
    while awake
  331. x, X
    times
  332. x2,
    x3...
    two times, three times...
  333. I
    1
  334. II
    2
  335. III
    3
  336. IV
    4
  337. V
    5
  338. VI
    6
  339. VII
    7
  340. VIII
    8
  341. IX
    9
  342. X
    10
  343. amt.
    amount
  344. gtt
    drop
  345. mL
    milliliters
  346. L
    liter
  347. oz
    ounce
  348. cm
    centimeter
  349. kg
    kilogram
  350. ib
    pound
  351. in
    inches

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