common hospital abbreviations

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  1. ABD
    abdomen
  2. abd prep
    abdominal preparation
  3. ABG
    arterial blood gases
  4. AC lab
    anticoagulation laboratory
  5. ACT
    activity
  6. ADA
    American Dietetic Association
  7. AK
    above knee
  8. alk phos
    alkaline phosphatase
  9. all
    allergy
  10. AMA
    against medical advice
  11. amp
    ampule
  12. anibio
    antibiotics
  13. AP chest
    anteroposterior chest X-ray
  14. APhA
    American Pharmaceutical Association
  15. ASAP
    as soon as possible
  16. ASCVD
    arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  17. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart disease
  18. ASHP
    American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  19. ASO
    automatic stop order
  20. BE
    barium enema
  21. bili
    bilirubin
  22. BK
    below knee
  23. BM
    bowel movement
  24. BMR
    basal metabolic rate
  25. BP
    blood pressure
  26. BRP
    bathroom privileges
  27. BSA
    body surface area
  28. BSS
    buffered saline solution
  29. BUN
    blood urea nitrogen
  30. C
    gallon or the Roman numeral for 100
  31. C&S
    culture and sensitivity
  32. C.A.
    continuous action
  33. CA
    cancer
  34. cap
    capsule
  35. cath
    catheter
  36. CBC
    complete blood count
  37. CBC c. diff
    complete blood count with differentials
  38. cc
    cubic centimeter
  39. CCU
    coronary care unit
  40. CDS
    controlled drug substance
  41. CHF
    congestive heart failure
  42. CICU
    coronary intensive care unit
  43. CLD, CL diet
    clear liquid diet
  44. cond
    condition
  45. cont
    continuous
  46. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  47. C section
    Cesarean section
  48. CSF
    cerebral spinal fluid
  49. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  50. CXR
    chest X-ray
  51. cysto
    cystoscopy
  52. D.A.
    delayed action
  53. DC, D/C
    discontinue or discharge
  54. DEA
    Drug Enforcement Agency
  55. decub
    decubitus
  56. dig
    digoxin
  57. dig level
    digoxin blood level
  58. DNI
    do not intubate
  59. DNR
    do not recuscitate
  60. DS
    double stregth
  61. DSD
    dry sterile dressing
  62. Dx
    diagnosis
  63. E.C.
    enteric coated
  64. ECG or EKG
    electrocariogram
  65. EEG
    electroencephalogram
  66. ER
    emergency room
  67. FBS
    fasting blood sugar
  68. FDA
    Food and Drug Administration
  69. Fe
    iron
  70. FiO2
    frequency of inpired air
  71. FS
    floor stock
  72. FTT
    failure to thrive
  73. FUO
    fever of unknown origin
  74. Fx
    fracture
  75. F(x)
    function
  76. GFR
    glomerular filtration rate
  77. GI
    gastrointestinal
  78. gluc
    glucose
  79. Gm., gm, G
    gram
  80. gr.
    grain
  81. gtt.
    drops
  82. GU
    genitourinary
  83. GYN
    gynecology
  84. H.A. or HA
    headache
  85. HCl
    hydrochloride
  86. Hct
    hematocrit
  87. HCVD
    hypertensive cardiovascular disease
  88. HEENT
    head, eye, ear, nose, throat
  89. Hep Lock, H.L.
    heparin lock
  90. Hg
    mercury
  91. Hgb
    hemoglobin
  92. H.O.
    house officer
  93. H.P
    high potency
  94. HR
    heart rate or hyperalimentation rate
  95. H.T.
    hypodermic tablet
  96. HTFN
    hold till further notice
  97. Hx
    history
  98. Hyperal, HAL
    hyperalimentation
  99. I&O
    intake and output
  100. ICN
    intensive care nursery
  101. ICU
    intensive care unit
  102. I.M.
    intramuscular
  103. IP
    inpatient
  104. IPPB
    intermittent positive pressure breathing
  105. IU
    international unit
  106. IUD
    intrauterine pregnancy
  107. I.V.
    intravenous
  108. IVF
    intravenous fluids
  109. IVP
    intravenous pyelogram or intravenous piggyback
  110. IVR
    intravenous rate
  111. K+ level
    potassium level
  112. KO
    keep open
  113. KVO
    keep vein open
  114. L
    liter
  115. L.A.
    long acting
  116. LAS
    label as such
  117. lat
    lateral
  118. LDH
    lactodehydrogenase
  119. L.E.
    lupus erythematosus
  120. LFT
    liver function test
  121. LOA
    leave of absense
  122. LOC
    laxative of choice
  123. LPN
    licensed practical nurse
  124. lytes
    electrolytes
  125. M&M enema
    milk and molasses enema
  126. Mcg, mcg
    microgram
  127. meds
    medications
  128. mEq
    milliequivalent
  129. Mg, mg
    milligram
  130. MI
    myocardial infarction
  131. MIC
    minimum inhibitory concentration
  132. ml
    milliliter
  133. MLD
    minimum lethal dose
  134. mm
    millimeter
  135. MN
    mindnight
  136. N, NL
    normal
  137. Na+ level
    sodium level
  138. narc
    narcotic
  139. N.B.
    note well, take notice
  140. NBN
    newborn nursery
  141. NC
    nasal cannula
  142. NDC
    National Drug Code
  143. NF
    National Formulary
  144. NGT, NG tube
    nasogastric tube
  145. NH
    nursing home
  146. NICE
    newborn intensive care unit
  147. NKA
    no known allergies
  148. NKDA
    no known drug allergy
  149. NKMA
    no known medication allergy
  150. NPO
    nothing by mouth
  151. NS
    normal saline
  152. nst
    not sent
  153. n/v
    nausea and vomiting
  154. O
    pint
  155. OB
    obstetrics
  156. OD
    overdose
  157. oint.
    ointment
  158. OJ
    orange juice
  159. OOB
    out of bed
  160. OP
    outpaitent
  161. opth.
    ophthalmic
  162. OR
    operation room
  163. P or p
    per, after
  164. P/A.
    prolonged action
  165. PA
    posteroanterior X-ray, physicians assistant
  166. PBI
    protein-bound iodine
  167. PDR
    Physicians' Desk Reference
  168. Peds
    pediatrics
  169. PFT
    pulmonary function test
  170. PKU
    phenylketonuria
  171. p.o.
    by mouth (occasionally "phone order")
  172. Port
    portable
  173. post-op
    after surgery
  174. PP
    post prandial, post partum
  175. PPN
    partial or peripheral parenteral nutrition
  176. ppm
    parts per million
  177. pr
    per rectum
  178. PRBC
    packed red blood cells
  179. pre-op
    before surgery
  180. pt.
    patient
  181. PT
    physical therapy, prothrombin time (test for coumadin)
  182. PTT
    prothrombin time (test for heparin)
  183. PVB
    premature venticular beat
  184. PVC
    premature ventricular contraction
  185. R&M
    routine and microscopy
  186. R.A.
    released action
  187. RBC
    red blood cell
  188. Reg
    regular
  189. R.N.
    registered nurse
  190. R/O
    rule out
  191. ROM
    range of motion
  192. RR
    recovery room
  193. RTC
    return to clinic
  194. RTS
    return to stock
  195. S.A.
    sustained action or slow-acting
  196. S.C.
    sugar coated
  197. sc
    subcutaneous
  198. SGOT
    serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase
  199. SGPT
    serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase
  200. s.l.
    sublingual
  201. SMA
    serial multiple analysis
  202. SOB
    shortness of breath
  203. sono
    sonogram
  204. S/P
    status post, state of condition
  205. sp. gr.
    specific gravity
  206. SQ, sq
    subcutaneous
  207. S.R.
    sustained release, slow release
  208. STAT
    immediately
  209. supp
    suppository
  210. T, temp
    temperature
  211. T>
    temperature greater than
  212. T&A
    tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
  213. tach
    tachycardia
  214. TB
    tuberculosis
  215. tbsp
    tablespoon
  216. T.D.
    timed disintegrating
  217. tele
    telemetry
  218. TIA
    transient ischemic attack
  219. TLC
    tender loving care
  220. TO
    transfer orders
  221. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  222. TPR
    temperature, pulse, respiration
  223. T.R.
    timed release
  224. trans
    transfer
  225. TRH
    thyrotropin releasing hormone
  226. TSH
    thyroid stimulating hormone
  227. tsp
    teaspoonful
  228. T.T.
    tablet triturate
  229. TUR
    transurethral resection
  230. TV
    total volume
  231. TX
    treatment
  232. TXC
    type and crossmatch
  233. u
    unit
  234. U/A, UA
    urinalysis
  235. UGI
    upper gastrointestinal series
  236. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  237. USP
    United States Pharmacopeia
  238. USPDI
    United States Pharmacopeia Dispensing Information
  239. UTI
    urinary tract infection
  240. VDRL
    venereal disease research laboratory
  241. VO
    verbal order
  242. VS
    vital signs
  243. w.a.
    while awake
  244. WBC
    white blood cells

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