Common Medical abbreviations S-W
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write; to be labled
When the doctor wants the pharmacist to label the medication with specific instructions
soap suds enema
Introducing a fluid into the rectum
staph (short) looks like bunch of grapes
common respiratory infection, the organism looks twisted
Doctor may order a syrup liquid rather than a pill
3 tsps = 1 tbsp.
three times a day
9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m.
an order given over the phone but needs to be initialed
temperature, pulse and respirations
the three vital signs.
3 tsps = 1 tbsp., 1 tsp=5 cc's, a cup = 250 cc's, an ounce = 30 cc's and 1 cc = 1 ml
indicates that all patients are considered infectious
upper respiratory infection
See during flu season
urinary tract infection
nosocomial means hospital-acquired
A code is the time of patient care when a patient's heart or breathing has stopped
BP blood pressure, T temperature, P pulse and R respirations
Referred to in both pounds & kilograms
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