Common Nursing Abbreviations

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Abd

abdomen

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a/c

before meals

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AKA

above-the-knee amputation

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Bid

two times a day

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BKA

below-the-knee amputation

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BM

bowel movement

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B/P

blood pressure

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/C

with

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C&S

culture and sensitivity

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C/O

complains of

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CA

cancer

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CBC

complete blood count

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CC

cubic centimeters

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulminary disease

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CP

cerebral palsy

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident

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d/c

discontinued

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DNR

do not recussitate

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EKG

electrocardiogram

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FSBS

finger stick blood sugar

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GI

gastrointestinal

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H&H

hemoglobin and hematocrate

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HOB

head of bed

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HS

hour of sleep

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HTN

hypertension

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I&O

intake and output

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IM

intramuscular

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Mg

milligram

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MM

millimeter

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MRI

magnetic resinence imaging

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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PRN

when necessary

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PO

by mouth

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PT

physical therapy

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Qh

every hour

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Qid

four times a day

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QOD

every other day

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ROM

range of motion

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SC

subcutaneous

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STAT

at once, immediately

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Tid

three times a day

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U/A

urinalysis

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UTI

urinary tract infection

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v/s

vital signs

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ADL

Activities of Daily Living