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Abbreviations for Nursing Students

Abbreviations for Nursing Students

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Abbreviations for Nursing Students
Units of Measurec = cupcc = cubic centimeterscm = centimetersdr = dramsdss = 2 teaspoonsfl = fluidft = footg = gramsgal = gallongl = glassgr = grainsgt = dropgtt = dropsin = incheskg = kilogramsL = literslb = poundm = metersmcg = microgramsmEq = milliquivalentsmg = milligramsmL = millilitersmm = millimetersoz = ouncept = pintqt = quarttbsp = tablespoonstsp = teaspoonsU = unitOther Abbreviationsa = before (ante)ABG = arterial blood gasABT = antibiotic therapyac = before meals (ante cibum)AD = right ear (auricula dexter)ADH = antidiuretic hormonead lib = as desiredADA = American Diabetes Ass.am = before noon (ante meridian)
 
AMA = against medical adviceaq = waterAS = left ear (auricula sinister)AU = both ears (auriculi utro)bid = twice a day (0900, 1700)BP = blood pressureBUN = blood urine nitrogenc = withcap = capsuleCAD = coronary artery diseaseCAT = computerized axial tomographyCBC = complete blod countCF = cystic fibrosisCHF = congestive heart failureCNS = central nervous systemCO = cardiac outputCOPD = chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseCPK = creatinine phosphokinaseCSF = cerebrospinal fluidCVA = cerebrovascular accidentCVP = central venous pressureEC = enteric coatedECG = electrocardiogramEEG = electroencephalogramelix = elixirext = extractGFR glomerulofiltration rateGT = gastrostomyh = hourhct = hematocrithgb = hemoglobinhs = hour of sleep, bedtime (2100)ID = intradermalICP = intracranial pressureIM = intramuscularIV = intravenousIVP = intravenous push/pyelogramIVPB = intravenous piggybackKVO = keep vein openMI = myocardial infarctionNG = nasogastricNJ = nasojejunalNPO = nothing by mouthNS = normal salineOD = right eye (oculus dexter)
 
oint = ointmentOTC = over the counterOS = left eye (oculus sinister)OU = both eyes (oculo utro)p = after (post)pc = after meals (post cibum)per = bypm = after noon (post meridian)po = by mouth (per os)pr = per rectalprn = whenever necessaryPT = prothrombin timePTT = partial prothrombin timeq = everyq1h = every 1 hourq2h = every 2 hoursq3h = every 3 hoursq4h = every 4 hours (0900, 1300, 1700,...0500)q6h = every 6 hours (2400, 0600, 1200, 1800)q8h = every 8 hours (0600, 1400, 2200)qd = every day (0900)qh = every hourqid = four times a day (0900, 1300, 1700, 2100)qod = every other dayqs = quantity sufficientRBC = red blood countROM = range of motions = withoutsc = subcutaneoussl = sublingualsol = solutionsq = subcutaneousSR = sustained releasess = one halfS/S = signs and symptomsstat = immediatelysupp = suppositorysusp = suspensionsyr = syruptab = tablettid = three times a day (0900, 1300, 1700)TO = telephone ordertr = tinctureung = ointmentUTI = urinary tract infection

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