Medical Nursing Abbreviations

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Medical Nursing Abbreviations
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  1. @
    At
  2. ā
    before
  3. ABG
    Arterial blood gas
  4. Ad lib
    at liberty or as desired
  5. AEB
    as evidenced by
  6. AMA
    against medical advice
  7. Amb
    ambulate
  8. BM
    bowel movement
  9. b.i.d.
    twice a day
  10. BRP
    bathroom priviledge
  11. c
    with
  12. CC
    chief complaint
  13. c/o
    complains of...
  14. CO2
    Carbon Dioxide
  15. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  16. DNR
    Do not resuscitate
  17. DSG, dsg
    dressing
  18. DX, Dx, dx
    diagnosis
  19. FOB
    foot of bed
  20. Fx, fx
    fracture
  21. g, gm, Gm, G
    gram
  22. Gr
    grain
  23. gt or gtt
    drop or drops
  24. H, hr
    hour
  25. HOB
    head of bed
  26. Hx or hx
    history
  27. I & O
    Intake and output
  28. IM
    intramuscular
  29. IV
    Intravenous
  30. KVO or TKO
    Keep Vein Open or To Keep Open
  31. Right
  32. Left
  33. L
    liter
  34. LMP
    last menstrual period
  35. mg
    milligram
  36. ml, mL, ML, Ml
    milliliter
  37. mm
    millimeter
  38. NG
    nasogastric
  39. NKA
    no known allergy
  40. NPO, npo
    nothing by mouth
  41. NS
    normal saline
  42. N/V, N/V/D
    nausea/vomiting or nausea, vomiting & diarrhea
  43. O
    Oral
  44. O2
    oxygen
  45. p
    after
  46. PC or pc
    after meals
  47. Per, per
    by
  48. PO
    by mouth
  49. PR
    per rectum
  50. PRN, prn
    as needed
  51. Pt or pt
    patient
  52. Pulse Ox
    Pulse oximetry
  53. Q or q
    every
  54. QH or qh
    every hour
  55. qid
    4 times per day
  56. R and r
    Respiration and rectum
  57. R/O or r/o
    rule out
  58. ROM
    range of motion
  59. hs
    bedtime or hour of sleep
  60. ROS
    review of symptoms
  61. R/T or r/t
    related to...
  62. RX, Rx
    prescription
  63. s
    Without
  64. S/P and s/p
    status post, after
  65. STAT, stat
    immediately
  66. subq, sc, sq
    subcutaneously
  67. Supp or supp
    suppository
  68. Susp
    suspension
  69. S & S
    signs and symptoms
  70. Sx
    symptom
  71. tid
    3 times a day
  72. t, tsp
    teaspoon
  73. T, Tbsp
    tablespoon
  74. TF
    tube feeding
  75. TPR
    Temperature, pulse and respiration
  76. TPN
    total parenteral nutrition
  77. TX, Tx
    treatment
  78. Ungt, ung
    Ointment
  79. VS
    vital signs
  80. > <
    greater than, lesser than
  81. ↑ ↓
    Increase, decrease
  82. change
  83. = ≠
    equal to, not equal to
  84. ------>
    leads to...
  85. ♂♀
    male, female
  86. AMI
    acute myocardial Infarction
  87. ASCVD
    arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  88. ASHD
    arteriosclerotic heart disease
  89. BPH
    benign prostatic hypertrophy
  90. CA
    cancer
  91. CABG
    coronary artery bypass graft
  92. CAD
    coronary artery disease
  93. CHF
    Congestive Heart Failure
  94. COPD
    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  95. CVA
    cerebrovascular accident
  96. DM, IDDM, NIDDM
    • Diabetes mellitus,
    • insulin dependent
    • non-insulin dependent
  97. HTN or ↑BP
    Hypertension or high blood pressure
  98. MI
    myocardial infarction
  99. PE
    pulmonary emboli, pulmonary edema
  100. PVD
    peripheral vascular disease
  101. STD
    Sexually transmitted disease
  102. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  103. UTI
    urinary tract infection

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