Abbreviations for Nursing Students | Volume | Units Of Measurement

Ab br evia tions f or Nur sing Students

Un it s of Mea sur e c = cup cc = cubic cen ti mete r s cm = cen ti mete r s dr = dr ams ds s = 2 t easpoon s fl = flu id ft = foot g = g ram s gal = gallon gl = glas s g r = g rains gt = dr op gtt = dr op s in = inc hes kg = ki log ram s L = li ter s lb = pound m = me te rs mcg = m icr og rams mEq = mi ll iqu iva len ts mg = m il li g ram s mL = m il li lit ers mm = mi ll ime te rs o z = ounce pt = pint qt = quar t tbsp = ta blespoon s tsp = tea spoons U = unit Othe r Ab br evi ation s a = bef or e (an te) AB G = ar ter ia l blood gas AB T = anti bio ti c the rapy ac = bef or e mea ls (ante cibu m) AD = righ t ear (au ri cula de xte r) AD H = ant idiu ret ic ho r mone ad li b = as des ir ed AD A = Amer ican D ia bete s Ass . am = bef ore noon (an te me rid ian)

AMA = aga ins t medica l adv ice aq = wate r AS = lef t ear (au ri cula s ini st er ) AU = bo th ear s (au ricu li utr o) bid = tw ice a day (0900 , 1700) BP = blood pr es sur e BUN = blood ur ine ni tr ogen c = wi th ca p = ca psul e CAD = cor ona r y ar te r y d isease CA T = compute ri zed axia l tomog raphy CBC = comp lete blod count CF = cyst ic f ibr os is CHF = congest iv e hear t f ailu re CNS = cen tr al ner vous s ys tem CO = car diac ou tput COPD = c hr on ic obs tr uc ti ve pu lmonar y di sease CP K = cr ea ti nine phosphokina se CSF = cer ebr osp inal flu id CV A = cer ebrovascu lar accident CV P = centr al v enous pr es sur e EC = enter ic coa ted EC G = elec tr ocar diog ram EEG = elect roencepha log ram el ix = el ix ir ext = extr ac t GF R glome r ulof il tr ation rate GT = gas tr osto my h = hour hc t = hema tocr it hgb = hemog lob in hs = hou r of sleep, bedt ime (2100) ID = in tr ader mal IC P = in tr ac rania l pr essur e IM = in tr amuscu lar IV = in tr avenous IV P = in tr avenou s push/p yel og ram IV PB = in tr avenou s pig g yba ck KV O = keep v ein open MI = my oca r dia l in far cti on NG = nasoga st ri c NJ = nasoje junal NPO = noth ing by mou th NS = nor mal sal ine OD = ri ght ey e (oculu s de xt er )

oin t = o int ment OTC = o ver the counter OS = le ft ey e (oculu s sin is te r) OU = bo th ey es (ocu lo ut ro) p = afte r (po st ) pc = afte r mea ls (po st cibum) pe r = by pm = af ter noon (po st me ri dian ) po = by mou th (per os ) pr = per rec tal pr n = whene ver necessa r y PT = pr othr omb in t ime PTT = par tia l pr othr omb in t im e q = ever y q1h = ever y 1 hour q2h = ever y 2 hour s q3h = ever y 3 hour s q4h = ever y 4 hour s (0900, 1300 , 1700,. .. 0500) q6h = ever y 6 hour s (2400, 0600 , 1200, 1800) q8h = ever y 8 hour s (0600, 1400 , 2200) qd = ever y day (0900) qh = ever y hour qid = four ti mes a day (0900 , 1300, 1700, 2100) qod = ever y othe r day qs = quan ti ty suf fic ient RBC = r ed blood count ROM = range of mot ion s = w ithou t sc = subcu taneous sl = sub lingua l so l = so lut ion sq = subcu taneous SR = sust ained release ss = one ha lf S/ S = s igns and sy mpto ms sta t = immedi atel y supp = suppo si to r y su sp = suspen sion syr = syr up tab = ta bl et tid = t hr ee time s a day (0900, 1300, 1700) TO = te lephone or der tr = t inc tur e ung = oin tmen t UTI = u rina r y tr ac t in fect ion

VO = VS = WBC WNL

v erba l o rder vi tal sign s = w hit e blood coun t = wi thin no r ma l li mi ts

Con ver sion F acto r s f or Nur sing Students
Shor t lis t
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 cup (c) = 8 ounces (o z) dr am (d r) = 60 g rains (g r) dr am (f l d r) = 60 min im s gal lon (gal ) = 4 qua r ts (q t) gla ss = 8 ounces (o z) g rain (g r) = 64 .8 mi ll ig rams ( mg) g ram (g) = 15 .43 g rain s (g r) inc h (in) = 2 .54 centi met er s (cm) ki log ram (kg) = 2.2 pounds ( lb) li ter (L) = 1.057 quar ts (qt) mi ll ili ter ( mL) = 16.23 m ini ms min im = 1 dr op (g t) ounce (o z) = 2 ta blespoon s (tbsp) ounce (o z) = 8 dr am s (d r) ounce (fl o z) = 29.57 m il li lit ers (mL) pin t (p t) = 16 ounces (o z) pound (lb) = 16 ounces (o z) quar t (q t) = 0.946 l it ers (L) quar t (q t) = 2 pint s (p t) ta blespoon ( tbsp ) = 3 t easpoon s (t sp) teacup = 6 ounces (o z) tea spoon (t sp) = 4.93 mL

Long list
1 1 1 1 1 1 centa l = 45,359 g rams (g) cent ime ter (cm) = 10 mil li met er s ( mm) cubic cen ti mete r (cc) = 1 mil li li ter (mL) cup (c) = 8 ounces (o z) dr ac hm = 3.55 mil li li ter (mL) dr am (d r) = 60 g rains (g r)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

dr am (f l d r) = 60 min im s gal lon (gal ) = 4 qua r ts (q t) gi ll = 4 ounces (o z) gla ss = 8 ounces (o z) g rain (g r) = 64 .8 mi ll ig rams ( mg) g ram (g) = 1 ,000 mi ll ig rams (mg) g ram (g) = 1 ,000,000 m icr og rams (mcg) g ram (g) = 15 .43 g rain s (g r) hand = 4 in ches ( in) inc h (in) = 2 .54 centi met er s (cm) ki log ram (kg) = 1,000 g ram s (g) ki log ram (kg) = 2.2 pounds ( lb) li ter (L) = 1000 m il li lit ers (mL) li ter (L) = 1.057 quar ts (qt) met er ( m) = 1,000 m il li me te rs (mm) met er ( m) = 100 centi met er s (c m) mi ll ig ram (mg ) = 1,000 micr og rams (mcg ) mi ll ili ter ( mL) = 1 cubic cent ime ter (cc) mi ll ili ter ( mL) = 15 dr ops (g t) mi ll ili ter ( mL) = 16.23 m ini ms min im = 1 dr op (g t) ounce (fl o z) = 2 ta bl espoons (tb sp) ounce (o z) = 20 penny weigh ts (d wt) ounce (o z) = 24 sc r up les ounce (o z) = 31 .1 g rams (g) ounce (o z) = 480 g rains (g r) ounce (o z) = 8 dr am s (d r) ounce, f luid (fl o z) = 29.57 m il li lit ers (mL) palm = 3 in ches ( in) pennyweigh t (d wt ) = 24 g rains (g r) pin t (p t) = 16 ounces (o z) pin t (p t) = 4 gil ls pound (lb) = 16 ounces (o z) pound (lb) = 350 sc r up les quar t (q t) = 0.946 l it ers (L) quar t (q t) = 2 pint s (p t) scr upl e = 20 g rains (g r) st one = 0.14 centa ls ta blespoon ( tbsp ) = 3 t easpoon s (t sp) teacup = 6 ounces (o z) tea spoon (t sp) = 60 dr ops (g tt ) tea spoon (t sp) = 4.93 mL

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