Appendix A: Abbreviations

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  1. _
    a
    Before
  2. abd
    Abdomen
  3. a.c.
    Before meals
  4. ADL
    Activities of daily living
  5. ad lib
    As desired
  6. adm
    Admitted
  7. a.m.
    Morning
  8. amb
    Ambulate
  9. amt
    Amount
  10. ap
    Apical
  11. approx.
    Approximately
  12. assist
    Assistance
  13. ax
    Axillary
  14. b.i.d.
    Two times a day
  15. BP
    Blood pressure
  16. bm
    Bowel movement
  17. BR
    Bathroom
  18. BRP
    Bathroom privileges
  19. C
    Centigrade, Celsius
  20. _
    c
    With
  21. cap
    Capsule
  22. cath
    Catheter
  23. CBC
    Complete blood count
  24. cc
    Cubic centimeter
  25. CHF
    Congestive heart failure
  26. c/o
    Complains of
  27. cont.
    Continuously
  28. CPR
    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  29. CS
    Central supply
  30. CVA
    Cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
  31. d/c
    Discontinue, stop
  32. DOA
    Dead on arrival
  33. Dr.
    Doctor
  34. drsg
    Dressing
  35. Dx
    Diagnosis
  36. ECG (or EKG)
    Electrocardiogram
  37. EEG
    Electroencephalogram
  38. ER
    Emergency room
  39. F
    Fahrenheit
  40. FBS
    Fasting blood pressure
  41. F/C
    Foley catheter
  42. FF
    Force fluids
  43. fld
    Fluid
  44. ft
    Foot or feet
  45. GB
    Ballbladder
  46. GI
    Gastrointestinal
  47. gm
    Gram
  48. gr
    Grain
  49. GU
    Genitourinary
  50. gyn.
    Gynecology
  51. h (or hr)
    Hour
  52. H2O
    Water
  53. hi-cal
    High calorie
  54. H.O.H.
    Hard of hearing
  55. H.S.
    Hour of sleep (bedtime)
  56. ht
    Height
  57. HTN
    Hypertension
  58. IM
    Intramascular
  59. I&O
    Intake and output
  60. IV
    Intravenous
  61. kg
    Kilogram
  62. KUB
    Kidney, ureter, bladder
  63. L
    Liter
  64. lb
    Pound
  65. LLQ
    Lower left quadrant
  66. LP
    Lumbar puncture
  67. Lt
    Left
  68. LUQ
    Left upper quadrant
  69. mg
    Milligram
  70. M.I.
    Myocardial infraction
  71. NKA
    No known allergies
  72. mL
    Milliliter
  73. min
    Minimum
  74. no
    Number
  75. noc
    Night
  76. N/V
    Nausea/vomiting
  77. NPO
    Nothing by mouth
  78. N/S
    Normal saline
  79. O2
    Oxygen
  80. O.D.
    Right eye
  81. O.S.
    Left eye
  82. O.U.
    Both eyes
  83. oz
    Ounce
  84. p
    After
  85. p.c.
    After meals
  86. p.m.
    Afternoon, evening
  87. _
    P.T.
    Physical therapy
  88. pt.
    Resident (patient)
  89. PRN
    As necessary
  90. q.d.
    Every day
  91. q.h.
    Every hour
  92. q2h, q3h, etc.
    Every 2 hours, every 3 hours, etc.
  93. q.i.d.
    Four times a day
  94. q.o.d.
    Every other day
  95. q.s.
    Quantity sufficient
  96. (R)
    Rectal
  97. Resp
    Respirations
  98. RLQ
    Right lower quadrant
  99. ROM
    Range of motion
  100. RUQ
    Right upper quadrant
  101. Rt
    Right
  102. Rx
    Perscription
  103. s
    without
  104. shwr
    Shower
  105. S.O.B.
    Short of breath
  106. _
    spec
    Specimen
  107. ss
    One half
  108. SSE
    Soap suds enema
  109. stat
    Immediately
  110. Supp
    Suppository
  111. Tab
    Tablet
  112. tbsp
    Tablespoon
  113. t.i.d.
    Three times a day
  114. tsp
    Teaspoon
  115. TPR
    Tempreature, pulse, respirations
  116. TWE
    Tap water enema
  117. TX
    Traction
  118. u/a
    Urinalysis
  119. vag
    Vaginal
  120. VS
    Vital signs
  121. WBC
    White blood cell count
  122. W/C
    Wheelchair
  123. wt
    Weight
  124. <
    Less than
  125. >
    More than
  126. ^
    Change

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