Common Medical abbreviations S-W

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Common Medical abbreviations S-W
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  1. sig.
    write; to be labled

    When the doctor wants the pharmacist to label the medication with specific instructions
  2. SOB
    shortness of breath
  3. ss
    half
  4. SSE
    soap suds enema

    Introducing a fluid into the rectum
  5. staph
    staphylococcus

    staph (short) looks like bunch of grapes
  6. stat
    immediately
  7. strep
    streptococcus

    common respiratory infection, the organism looks twisted
  8. syr
    syrup

    Doctor may order a syrup liquid rather than a pill
  9. T
    temperature
  10. tab
    tablet
  11. tbsp.
    tablespoon

    3 tsps = 1 tbsp.
  12. tid
    three times a day

    9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m.
  13. TO
    telephone

    an order given over the phone but needs to be initialed
  14. TPR
    temperature, pulse and respirations

    the three vital signs.
  15. tsp.
    teaspoon

    3 tsps = 1 tbsp., 1 tsp=5 cc's, a cup = 250 cc's, an ounce = 30 cc's and 1 cc = 1 ml
  16. UP
    universal precautions

    indicates that all patients are considered infectious
  17. URI
    upper respiratory infection

    See during flu season
  18. UTI
    urinary tract infection

    nosocomial means hospital-acquired
  19. v.o.
    verbal order

    A code is the time of patient care when a patient's heart or breathing has stopped
  20. v.s.
    vital signs

    BP blood pressure, T temperature, P pulse and R respirations
  21. W/C
    wheelchair
  22. wt.
    weight

    Referred to in both pounds & kilograms

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