Med. Abbreviations #1

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  1. ABGs
    arterial blood gases
  2. ACS
    Acute coronary syndrome
  3. AKA
    above the knee amputation
  4. AMA
    against medical advice
  5. Amb
    ambulate
  6. BKA
    below the knee amputation
  7. BM
    bowel movement
  8. BP
    blood pressure
  9. BR
    bed rest
  10. C/S
    culture and sensitivity
  11. Ca
    Cancer or Calcium
  12. CABG
    Coronary artery bypass grafting
  13. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  14. CBC
    Complete blood count
  15. CHF
    chronic heart failure
  16. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  17. CRF (ESRD)
    chronic renal failure or end stage renal disease
  18. CT
    computerized tomography (CAT scan)
  19. CVA
    cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
  20. CXR
    chest x-ray
  21. D/C
    discharge or discontinue
  22. DJD
    degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
  23. DM
    diabetes mellitus
  24. DNA
    Do not announce
  25. DNR
    do not resuscitate
  26. DSD
    dry sterile dressing
  27. DTs
    delirium tremens
  28. DVT
    deep vein thrombosis
  29. Dx
    diagnosis
  30. EBL
    estimated blood loss
  31. ECG or EKG
    Electrocardiogram
  32. EGD
    esophageal-gastric endoscopy
  33. ERCP
    Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  34. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  35. FSFB
    finger stick blood sugar
  36. GERD
    gastro-esophageal reflux disease
  37. GYN
    gynecology
  38. H&H
    Hemoglobin and hematocrit
  39. H/A
    Headache
  40. Hct
    hematocrit
  41. HCTZ
    hydrochlorothiazide
  42. Hgb
    Hemoglobin
  43. HOB
    head of bed
  44. HS
    hours of sleep
  45. HTN
    hypertension
  46. IV
    intravenous
  47. IVPB
    intravenous piggyback (medication)
  48. JVD
    jugular vein distention
  49. K
    potassium either a lab report or medication
  50. KUB
    Kidneys, ureters, bladder
  51. KVO
    keep vein open
  52. Lap
    laparotomy
  53. LBO
    Large bowel obstruction
  54. LFT
    liver function test
  55. LLQ or RLQ
    left or right lower quadrant
  56. LOC
    Level of conscious
  57. LUQ or RUQ
    left or right upper quadrant
  58. LVH
    left ventricular hypertrophy
  59. Lytes
    electrolyte blood work
  60. MI
    myocardial infarction
  61. MRI
    Magnetic resonance imaging
  62. MS
    mental status, morphine sulfate, muscular sclerosis
  63. MVA
    motor vehicle accident
  64. N&V
    nausea and vomiting
  65. NAD
    no apparent distress
  66. NC
    nasal cannula
  67. NSAID
    non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug
  68. O&P
    ova and parasites
  69. OA
    osteoarthritis
  70. OB
    obstetrics or occult blood
  71. OOB
    out of bed
  72. ORIF
    open reduction internal fixation
  73. OT
    occupational therapy
  74. PAD or PVD
    peripheral artery or vascular disease
  75. PCN
    penicillin
  76. PE
    pulmonary emboli or pulmonary edema
  77. PICC
    peripherally inserted central catheter
  78. PNA
    pneumonia
  79. PRBCs
    packed red blood cells
  80. Pt
    patient
  81. PT
    physical therapy or prothrombin time
  82. PTCA
    • Percutaneous transluminal coronary
    • angioplasty
  83. R/O
    rule out
  84. RT
    respiratory therapy
  85. S/P
    status is post (whatever)
  86. SBO
    small bowel obstruction
  87. SCDs
    sequential compression devices
  88. SLE
    systemic lupus erythematosus
  89. SNF
    skilled nursing facility (nursing home)
  90. ST
    speech therapy
  91. Sz
    seizure
  92. T&C
    type and cross blood
  93. TB
    tuberculosis
  94. TEE
    transesophageal echocardiogram
  95. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  96. TURP
    transurethral resection of the prostate
  97. Tx
    treatment or therapy
  98. UA
    urinalysis
  99. US
    ultrasound
  100. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  101. VSS
    vital signs stable
  102. WNL
    within normal limits
  103. y/o
    years old
  104. ac
    Before meals
  105. Ad lib
    As much as desired
  106. BID
    Twice daily
  107. BRP
    Bathroom privileges
  108. Elix
    Elixir
  109. fl
    fluid
  110. g
    Gram
  111. Gtt (gtts)
    drop/drops
  112. L
    Liter
  113. mcg
    microgram
  114. mEq
    Milliequivalent
  115. mL
    milliliter
  116. mg
    Milligram
  117. OOB
    Out of bed
  118. Oz
    Ounce
  119. pc
    after meals
  120. PO
    by mouth
  121. prn
    as needed
  122. QID
    four times daily
  123. rect/R
    Rectally
  124. Rx
    take
  125. SR
    sustained release
  126. Sat
    Immediately
  127. Tab
    Tablet
  128. Tbsp
    Tablespoon
  129. TID
    Three times daily
  130. Tsp
    Teaspoon
  131. VS
    Vital Signs

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