Medical Abbreviations

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Transcript Medical Abbreviations

Medical Abbreviations

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• @ • at • before meals : • as desired

• t.i.d. = • three times a day • q.i.d. = • four times a day • qd = • daily • NPO = • nothing by mouth.

• p.c. = • after meals • p.r.n. = • as needed • p.o. = • by mouth • q.h. = • every hour

• a.m. = • morning • ADLs = • activities of daily living • BP = • blood pressure • cc = • cubic centimeter (same as ml)

• CPR = • cardiopulmonary resuscitation • EMS = • Emergency Medical Services • mmHg = • millimeters of mercury • BR or br = • bed rest

• brp or BRP = • bathroom privileges • ASAP = • as soon as possible • BM = • bowel movement • CC = • chief complaint

• cl liq = • clear liquids • cm = • centimeter • DAT = • diet as tolerated • D/C = • discontinue; discharge

• DNR = • do not resuscitate • DOA = • dead on arrival • DOB = • date of birth • Dr. = • doctor

• Dx or dx = • diagnosis • ECG or EKG = • electrocardiogram • gtt or gtts = • drop; drops • HOB = • head of bed

• I&O = • intake and output • Gm or g = • gram • H&P = • history and physical • HS = • hour of sleep; bedtime

• IV = • intravenous • Kg or kg = • kilogram • L&D = • labor and delivery • lb = • pound

• LLQ = • left lower quadrant • LMP = • last menstrual period • LUQ = • left upper quadrant • mg = • milligram

• MRI = • magnetic resonance imaging • N/A = • not applicable • N/V or N&V = • nausea and vomiting • OOB = • out of bed

• oz = • ounce • PDR = • Physician’s Desk Reference • p.m. = • afternoon • PPE = • personal protective equipment

• Fx = • fracture • q2h = • every 2 hours • qod = • every other day • RLQ = • right lower quadrant

• RUQ = • right upper quadrant • Rx = • prescription • T = • temperature • VS = vital signs

• Tbs or tbsp = • tablespoon • tsp = • teaspoon • TPR = • temperature, pulse, respiration • w/c = • wheelchair

• WNL = • within normal limits • wt = • weight • y/o = • years old • < = • less than • Stat = • now

Interpreting abbreviations

• Pt is to be OOB ad lib.

• Elevate HOB 45° prn for 30 min pc.

• Cl liq x 24h; then DAT.

• ASA 1 tab q6h prn headache.

• TPR and BP ASAP and q4h.

• BRP ad lib.

• I&O q8h.

• D/C IV p EKG.

• MRI of RUQ stat.

• Move pt to ICU stat; strict BR; I&O q2h. • D/C to home in a.m. F/U with PT in one week.

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