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					                                THE CHAMBERSBURG HOSPITAL

 Subject: Article V; Approved/Forbidden Abbreviation List                          Original Date: 8/01/1993


 Department: Medical Staff
                                                                                   Revision Date(s): 5/23/2006,
                                                                                   6/15/2007, 09/17/2008, 10/28/2008
 Area:                                     Discipline:


 Classification:       Medical Staff Rules and Regulations                         Review Cycle: Annually



                                                  WARNING

                                     LIST OF FORBIDDEN ABBREVIATIONS

                                               Chambersburg Hospital

The Chambersburg Hospital Board of Directors has forbidden the use of the following abbreviations for handwritten

orders.

1.   Abbreviated chemotherapeutic agents (write them out in full).

2.   Apothecary symbols (e.g., dram or minim)

3.   IU (write out international units).

4.   Lack of leading zero (e.g., .5mg): Use a leading zero before a decimal point (e.g., 0.1)

5.   MS, MSO4, MgSO4 (write out “morphine” and “magnesium”).

6.   Q.D., Q.O.D., q.d., q.o.d., qd, qod: (write “daily” and “every other day”).

7.   SS for half.

8.   Trailing zeros after a decimal point (e.g., 1.0).

9.   U, u for units.
ABBREVIATION LIST - APPROVED                       ACL      Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Chambersburg Hospital and Summit Surgery           AC lens Anterior Chamber Lens

Center                                             ACL      before lunch.

                             A                     ACLS     Advanced Cardiac Life Support

a        Artery                                    ACS      American Cancer Society

_                                                  ACS      before supper

a        Before                                    ACP      Automated chemical profile

A        Assistance (with a circle around the A)   ACSW Academy Certified Social Worker

AA       Alcoholic's Anonymous                     ACT      Ambulatory Care Technician

A-A      Atlanto-Axial Joint                       ACTH Adrenocorticotrophic hormone

AAA      Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm                 ADA      American Diabetic Association

AAA      Area Agency on Aging                      ADC      Apparent diffusion coefficient.

AABH Association for Ambulatory Behavioral         ADD      Adduction

Health                                             ADD      Attention Deficit Disorder

AAO      Awake, alert and oriented                 ADH      Anti-Diuretic Hormone

AB       Abortion                                  ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Ab       Absent                                    ADL      Activities of Daily Living

ABC      Automated blood count                     ad lib   As desired to tolerance

ABD      Abduction                                 Adm      admission

abd      Abdomen                                   ADM      Admit (ed)

ABG      Arterial blood gas                        ADQM Abductor digiti quinti minimi

abn      Abnormality                               ADT      Admission, Discharge, Transfer

ABO      ABO blood group                           ADT      Anticipated Discharge Tomorrow

ABR      auditory brainstem response.              AE       Arm Ergometer

AC       Acromioclavicular                         A/E      Above Elbow

AC       Assist control.                           AED      automated external defibrillator

ac       Before meals                              AES      Anti-Embolic Stocking (generic brand)

ACB      before breakfast.                         AFB      Acid fast bacillus

ACBE Air Contrast Barium Enema                     A Fib    Atrial Fibrillation

accel    Accelerate                                a-flutter Atrial Flutter

acid phos         acid phosphatase                 AFO      Ankle Foot Orthosis
AGA     Average for Gestational Age           A&P Repair           Anterior & Posterior

A/G Ratio          Albumin/Globulin Ratio     Colpoperineorrhaphy

AHA     American Hospital Association         APB       Abductor pollicis brevis

AHA     American Heart Association            AP resection         Abdominoperineal resection

AHG     Antihuman Globulin                    (Miles)

AI      Aortic insufficiency                  A&P       Anterior and posterior

AIDS    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome   A/P       Assessment and Plan

AK      Above-knee (amputation)               approx Approximately

aka     Also known as                         appt      Appointment

alb     Albumin                               Aq        Water

alk phos Alkaline phosphatase                 AROM Active Range Of Motion

ALL     Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia            AROM Artificial Rupture of Membranes

ALS     Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis         A+AAROM              Active Plus Active Assistive Range

ALS     Advanced Life Support                 of Motion

AM      Morning                               art       Aterial

AMA     Against Medical Advise                A.R.T. Accredited Record Technician

AMB     Ambulation/Ambulatory                 AS        Aortic stenosis

AML     Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia           ASA       Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin)

amp     Ampule                                ASAP      As Soon As Possible

amt     Amount                                asc       Ascend

ANA     Antinuclear antibody                  ASCAD Arteriosclerotic Coronary Artery Disease

ANC     Absolute Neutrophil Count.            ASCVD Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

anes    Anesthesia                            ASHD Arteriosclerotic heart disease

ant     Anterior                              ASIS      Anterior superior iliac spine.

ante    Before                                ASO       Antistreptolysin O

A & O Alert and Oriented                      ASPVD Arteriosclerotic Peripheral Vascular Disease

AP      Anteroposterior                       Assess assessment

AP      Appendectomy                          assoc     Associated

AP      Apical Pulse                          asst      Assisted
AST      Acoustical Stimulation Test            BHU     Behavioral Health Unit

as tol   As tolerated                           BID     Twice daily

a-tach   Atrial Tachycardia                     bi      Bilateral

ausc     Auscultation                           BIH     Bilateral Inguinal Hernia

aux      Auxiliary                              bil     Bilateral

AVB      Atrial Ventricular Block               bilat   Bilateral

AV Block            Atrioventricular Block      bili    Bilirubin

AVM      Arteriovenous Malformation             BiPAP Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure

AVR      Aortic Valve Replacement               BK      Below Knee

Ax       Axillary                               BKA     Below the Knee Amputation

                                                BL      Bilateral

B                                               bl.     Blood

                                                BLE     Both Lower Extremities

B        Bilateral (with a circle)              BLS     Basic Life Support

BAL      Blood alcohol level                    BM      Bowel Movement

baso     Basophil                               BM      Body mechanics

BBB      Bundle Branch Block                    BMP     Basic metabolic panel/profile

BBS      Bilateral Breath Sounds                BMR     Basal Metabolic Rate

BC       Birth Control                          BOS     Base of Support

BCP      Birth Control Pills                    BOW     Bag of Waters

B.C. x 1 or 2       Blood Culture 1 or 2 sets   BP      Blood Pressure

BD       Birth Date                             BPD     Biparietal Diameter

BE       Barium Enema                           BPH     Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

B/E      Below Elbow                            BPM     Beats Per Minute

BEE      Basal Energy Expenditure               BPRS    Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale

BF       Boyfriend                              BR      Bedrest

BF       Breast Feed                            BR      Brachioradialis

BH       Behavioral Health                      Brady   Bradycardia

BHS      Behavioral Health Services             BRBPR Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
bro    Brother                                      C-6     Sixth cervical vertebrae

Bronch Bronchoscopy                                 C-7     Seventh cervical vertebrae

BRP    Bathroom Privileges                          CA      Cancer

BS     Breath Sounds                                CABG Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

BS     Bowel Sounds                                 CAC     Certified Addictions Counselor

BSA    Body Surface Area                            CAD     Coronary Artery Disease

BSC    Bedside Commode                              CAI     Computer assisted instruction

BSE    Breast Self Exam                             cal     Calorie

BSO    Bilateral Salpingo-Oophorectomy              CAO     Conscious, Alert & Oriented

BST    Breast Stimulation Test                      caps    Capsule

BSU    Base Service Unit                            CAT     Computerized axial tomography (scan)

BTBV Beat-To-Beat Variability                       cath    Catheter or catheterize

BTLS   Basic Trauma Life Support                    C/B     Complicated by

BTP    Bladder Training Program                     CBC     Complete Blood Count

BUE    Both Upper Extremities                       CBD     Common Bile Duct

BUN    Blood Urea Nitrogen                          c/c     Called to cancel

BVMGT            Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test   cc      Cubic centimeter

BW     Birth Weight                                 CC      Care Coordinator

Bx     Biopsy                                       CC      Chief complaint

                                                    CCC/A Audiologist

C                                                   CCS     Certified Coding Specialist

                                                    CC/SLP Speech and Language pathologist

c      With (with a line over the c)                CCU     Coronary Care Unit

C      Celsius                                      C&DB Cough & Deep Breathe

C-1    First cervical vertebrae                     C-Diff Clostridium Difficile

C-2    Second cervical vertebrae                    CEA     Carcinoembryonic antigen

C-3    Third cervical vertebrae                     CE&R Central Episiotomy & Repair

C-4    Fourth cervical vertebrae                    CEN     Certified Emergency Nurse

C-5    Fifth cervical vertebrae                     CF      Cystic Fibrosis
CG        Contact guard                       CMV     Cytomegalovirus

ch        Child                               CMV     controlled mechanical ventilator

CHB       Complete heart block                CNA     Certified Nurse Aide

CHD       Coronary heart disease              CNM     Certified Nurse Midwife

chemo Chemotherapy                            CNOR Certified Nurse, Operating Room

CHF       Congestive heart failure            CNS     Central Nervous System

CHIP      Chambersburg Hospital Improvement   c/o     Complains of

Process                                       CO      Cardiac Output

CHMC Chambersburg Hospital                    COA     Certified Ophthalmic Assistant

Maternity Clinic                              CO2     Carbon Dioxide

CHO       Carbohydrate                        COG     Center of gravity

Chol      Cholesterol                         colon   Colonoscopy

chr       Chronic                             comm    Communication

CI        Cardiac Index                       comp.   Compound

CID       Cervical immobilization device      comp    Comprehension

circ      Circulation                         cont    Continued

circ      Circumcision                        coord   Coordination

circum Circumcision                           COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

cl        Client                              CP      Cerebral Palsy

CLL       Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia        cp      Chest Pain

cl. liq. Clear Liquids                        CPAP    Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

cm        Centimeter                          CPCS    Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist

CM        Case Management/Manager             CPD     Cephalopelvic Disproportion

CM        Clothing management                 CPK     Creatinine Phosphokinase

cmc       Carpometacarpal joint               CPM     Continuous Passive Mobilizer

CML       Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia        CPM     Care Plan Meeting

CMP       Comprehensive metabolic panel       CPMSM Certified Professional in Medical Staff

CMR       Cafeteria Meeting Room              Management

CMSC Certified Medical Staff Coordinator      CPR     Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
CQI     Continuous Quality Improvement             Center

CR      Creatinine                                 CVP      Central venous pressure

CREF    Closed Reduction-External Fixation         CVS      Chronic Villus Sampling

CRIF    Closed Reduction-Internal Fixation         CVX      Cervix

CRNA Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist        Cx       Cervix

CRNP    Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner    CXR      Chest X-Ray

CRRN Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse     CYS      Children and Youth Services

CRT     Certified Respiratory Therapist            Cx       Cervix

CRTT    Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician   cysto    Cystoscopy

C&S     Culture & Sensitivity                      Cysto    Cystourethroscopy

C/S     Caesarian Section                          D

C/S     C-Section

c/s     Cranial sacral                             D        Dependent (with a circle around it)

CS      Close Supervision                          D5W      5% dextrose in water

CSF     Cerebrospinal Fluid                        D10W 10% dextrose in water

CST     Contraction Stress Test                    D5 & 1/2 NS       5% dextrose and half normal saline

CT      Computerized tomography                    D5 & NS           5% dextrose and normal saline

ct      Connective tissue                          D&A      Drug and Alcohol

CTA     Clear To Auscultation                      DAT      Diet as Tolerated

CTA     Computerized Tomography Angiography        D-Bili   Direct Bilirubin

CTR     Carpal Tunnel Release                      DBP      Diastolic Blood Pressure

CTR     Certified Tumor Registrar                  DBS      Dorsal blocking splint

CTS     Carpal Tunnel Syndrome                     DC       Discharge

ctx     Contractions                               D/C      Discontinue

CV      Cardiovascular                             D & C Dilation and Curettage

CVA     Cerebral Vascular Accident                 DDS      Doctor of Dental Surgery

CVC     Central venous catheter                    D&E      Dilatation and Evacuation

CVEA Cumberland Valley Emergency Associates        deb      Debridement

CVMHC            Cumberland Valley Mental Health   decel    Deceleration
Deg      degree                                       DNA     Deoxyribonucleic Acid

del.     Delivery                                     DNP     Do Not Publish

Demo     demonstration                                DNR     Do Not Resuscitate

Dept     Department                                   dnt     Did not test

desat    Desaturation                                 d/o     Disorder

desc     Descend                                      DO      Doctor of Osteopathy

DF       Dorsiflexion                                 DOA     Dead On Arrival

DG       Dorsal Gluteal                               DOB     Date of Birth

DHS      Dynamic Hip Screw                            DOE     Dyspnea on Exertion

Diag     Diagnosis                                    DON     Director of Nursing

DIC      Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation       DP      Dorsalis Pedis Artery

DID      Disassociative Identity Disorder             DPM     Doctor of Podiatric Medicine

DIFA     Automated differential                       DPT     Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus

diff     Differential                                 Dr      Doctor

DIFM     Manual differential                          DRG     Diagnostic Related Group

dig      Digoxin                                      drng.   Drainage

dil      Dilatation                                   drsg.   Dressing

disch    Discharge                                    ds      Distant supervision

DIP      Distal Interphalangeal                       DSM     Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

dis      Disease                                      DSW     Doctor of Social Work

DISCUS              Dyskensia Identification System   DTR     Deep Tendon Reflex

Condensed User Scale                                  DTs     Delirium Tremens

disp.    Disposable                                   DUB     Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding

DJD      Degenerative Joint Disease                   DUE     Drug Usage Evaluation

DKA      diabetic ketoacidosis.                       DVT     Deep Vein Thrombosis

DLCO Diffusion Capacity for Carbon Monoxide           DW      Distilled Water

DLS      Dynamic lumbar stabilization                 D/W     Dextrose in Water

DM       Diabetes Mellitus                            D12     Dorsal Vertebral Body 12

DMD      Doctor of Medical Dentistry                  Dx      Diagnosis
E                                                Educ   Education

                                                 EEG    Electroencephalogram

EA      Epidural Anesthesia                      EENT   Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat

E Ab    Elective Abortion                        EF     Electrofulguration

EAC     External Auditory Canal                  eff    Effacement

EAP     Employee Assistance Program              EFM    Electronic Fetal Monitoring

EA-PCAEpidural Analgesia Patient Controlled      EFW    Estimated Fetal Weight

Anesthesia                                       e.g.   For example, such as

EBB     Endobronchial biopsy.                    EGA    Estimated gestational age

EBL     Estimated Blood Loss                     EGD    Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

EBV     Epstein Barr Virus                       EH     Employee Health

EC      Energy conservation                      EHL    Electrohydraulic lithotripsy

ECCE    Extracapsular Cataract Extraction        EHB    Extensor hallucis brevis

ECF     Extended Care Facility                   EHL    Extensor hallucis longus

ECG, EKG        Electrocardiogram                EID    Electronic infusion device

echo    Echocardiogram                           EIP    Extensor indicis proprius

ECMO Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation         EKG    Electrocardiogram

E. Coli Escherichia Coli                         ELF    Elective Low Forceps

ECRB    Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis           elim   Elimination

ECRL    Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus           ELISA Enzyme Linked immunosorbent assay (test)

ECT     Electroconvulsive Therapy                EMG    Electromyography

ECTR    Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release         EMS    Emergency Medical System

ECU     Emergency Care Unit                      EMS    Electrical Muscle Stimulation

EDB     Extensor Digitorum Brevis                EMT    Emergency Medical Technician or Team

EDC     Extensor digitorum Communis              EMT-P Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic

EDC     Estimated/Expected Date of Confinement   Emycin Erythromycin

EDD     Expected Dates of Delivery               ENT    Ears, nose, and throat

Ed D    Doctor of Education                      EOA    Esophageal Obturator Airway

EDL     Extensor digitorum longus                EOB    Edge of bed
EOM     Extraocular movements           ETCO2 End Tital CO2

EOMI    Extraocular muscles intact      ETOH Ethanol - ethyl alcohol

EP      electrophysiologic              etiol    Etiology

Epi     Epidural                        ETT      Endotracheal tube

epi     Epinephrine                     EUA      Exam Under Anesthesia

EPI     Echo planar imaging             eval     Evaluation

epis.   Episiotomy                      ever     Eversion

epith   Epithelial                      ex       Exercise

EPL     Extensor pollicis longus        exam     Examination

eq      Equivalent                      exc      Excision

equip   Equipment                       exp      Expiration OR expired

ER      Emergency Room                  exp      Expressive

ER      External Rotation               Expl. Lap           Exploratory Laparotomy

ERC     Education Resource Center       Ext      Extraction

ERCP    Endoscopic Retrograde           ext      Extension

Cholangiopancreatogram                  ext.     External

ERS     Extended rotated sidebent       EXT      extremity

ERS     Education Resource Specialist   EXT. FIX            External fixation

ERT     Emergency Resuscitation Team    ext. rot. External Rotation

ERT     Estrogen Replacement Therapy

ES      Extra Strength                  F

ES      Electrical Stimulation

ESR     Erythrocyte Sediment Rate       F        Fahrenheit

ESRD    End Stage Renal Disease         F        Female (with a circle around the F)

EST     Exercise Stress Test            fa       Father

ESWL Electroshock wave lithotripsy      FB       Foreign Body

ET      Endotracheal                    f/b      Followed by

ETA     Estimated Time of Arrival       FBD      Fibrocystic Disease

etc     Et cetera                       FBS      Fasting Blood Sugar
FCE     Functional Capacity Evaluation               FIM      Functional Independence Measurement

FCMC Fulton County Medical Center                    fl       Fluid

FCN     Family Care Network                          FLACC face, legs, activity, cry, consolability, pain

FCNH Franklin County Nursing Home                    scale

FCR     Flexor carpi radialis                        Flex     Flexion

FCU     Flexor carpi ulnaris                         Fluoro Fluoroscopy

FD      Fully Dilated                                FM       Family Medicine

FDB     Flexor digitorum brevis                      FM       Fetal Monitoring

FDL     Flexor digitorum longus                      FM       Fetal Movement

FDP     Flexor digitorum profundus                   FMD      Family Physician

FDP     Fibrinogen Degradation Products              FOB      Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy

FDS     Flexor digitorum superficialis               FOB      Foot of bed

Fe      Iron                                         FOBT     Fecal occult blood test

fem     Femoral                                      FP       Family Practice

Fe SO   Ferrous sulfate                              FPL      Flexor pollicis longus

FET     Forced Expiratory Technique                  FRC      Functional residual capacity

FF      Fundus Firm                                  FR       Full Resuscitation

FFP     Fresh Frozen Plasma                          freq     Frequent (ly)

FH      Family History                               FRG      Functional Related Groups

FHB     Flexor hallucis brevis                       Fri      Friday

FHL     Flexor hallucis longus                       FROM Full range of motion

FHR     Fetal Heart Rate                             FRS      Flexed rotated sidebent

FHS     Fetal Heart Sounds                           FS       Frozen Section

FHT     Fetal Heart Tones                            FSBS     Finger stick blood sugar

fib.    Fibrillation                                 FSE      Fetal Scalp Electrode

FL      Femur Length                                 FSH      Follicle stimulating hormone

Flu     Influenza                                    FT       Family Teaching

FiO2    Fractional Concentration of O2 in inspired   FT       Fingertip

gas                                                  FTA      Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody
Absorption                                 GE     Gastroenterology

FTLFC Full Term Live Female Child          GENA General Anesthesia

FTLMC Full Term Live Male Child            GEN    General

FTND Full Term Normal Delivery             genl   General

FTSG    Full Thickness Skin Graft          GERD Gastroesophageal reflux disease

funct   Functional                         gest   Gestation

F/U     Follow-up                          GETA General Endotracheal Anesthesia

FUO     Fever of undetermined origin       GF     Girlfriend

FVC     Forced Vital Capacity              gfa    Grandfather

FWB     Full Weight Bearing                GI     Gastrointestinal

fx      Fracture                           GLU    Glucose

fxn     Function                           Gm     Gram

                                           gmo    Grandmother

G                                          GN     Graduate Nurse

                                           GOT    Glutamine-Oxaloacetic Transaminase

g       Gallop                             GPN    Graduate Practical Nurse

G       Gravida                            GPT    Glutaminic-Pyruvic Transaminase

g       Gram                               GR     Grand Rounds

G+      Gram positive                      GRASP Grace Reynolds Application and Study of

G-      Gram negative                      PETO

G/A     General Anesthesia                 grp    Group

GAD     Generalized Anxiety Disorder       GSW    Gunshot wound

GAF     Global Assessment of Functioning   GTT    Glucose Tolerance Test

gal     Gallon                             gtt    Drops

gastroc Gastrocnemius                      GU     Genitourinary

GB      Gallbladder                        G/W    Glucose Water

GC      Gonococcus, Gonorrhea              GYN    Gynecology

G/C     Geri Chair

GDM     Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
H                                                   HGH     Human Growth Hormone

                                                    H&H     Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

H/A     Headache                                    H/H     Hemoglobin and Hematocrit

HAL     Hyperalimentation                           HHC     Home Health Care

HASCVD           Hypertensive Arteriosclerotic      HIB     Haemophilus Influenza Type B

Cardiovascular Disease                              HID     Herniated Intervertebral Disc

HASHD Hypertensive Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease   HIM     Health Information Management

H2O     Water                                       HIV     Human Immunodeficiency Virus

HB      Heart Block                                 HMD     Hyaline Membrane Disease

HBP     High Blood Pressure                         HMO     Health Maintenance Organization

HBsAb Hepatitis B Surface Antibody                  HNP     Herniated Nucleus Pulposus

HBsAg Hepatitis B Surface Antigen                   HNV     Has Not Voided

HBV     Hepatitis B Virus                           H/O     History of

HCFA Health Care Financing Administration           HOB     Head of Bed

HCG     Human chorionic gonadotropin                HOH     Hard of Hearing

Hcl     Hydrochloric acid                           horiz   Horizontal

HCO3    Bicarbonate                                 hosp    Hospital

Hct     Hematocrit                                  H&P     History & Physical

HCV     Hepatitis C Virus                           HP      Hot pack

HCVD Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease            HP-C    Cervical hot pack

HCW     Health Care Worker                          HPI     History of present illness

HDL     High density lipoprotein (cholesterol)      HP-L    Large hot pack

HE      Home Evaluation                             HR      Heart Rate

HEENT Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat            hr      Hour

HELLP Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes             hrs     Hours

Low Platelet Count                                  HRT     Hormone Replacement Therapy

hemi    Hemiplegia                                  HS      Hour of sleep

HEP     Home Exercise Program                       HOH     Harrisburg State Hospital

Hgb-    Hemoglobin                                  HIM     Hepatosplenomegaly
HSV 1&2          Herpes Simplex Virus 1 & 2         IMCU      Intermediate Care Unit

Ht     Height                                       Imp       Impression

HTN    Hypertension                                 IMV       Intermittent Mandatory Ventilation

HTVD Hypertensive Vascular Disease                  inc       Incomplete

HV     Home Visit                                   incon     Incontinent

HVGS High Voltage Galvanic Stimulation              Ind-Grp (individual group)

Hx     History                                      inf       Inferior

Hyst   Hysterectomy                                 Ing       Inguinal

Hyster Hysterectomy                                 Inj       Injection

                                                    INS       Insurance

I      Independent (with a circle around the I)     insp      Inspiratory

IABP   Intra-aortic Balloon Pump                    insuff.   Insufficiency

IADL   Instrumental activities of daily living      int       Internal

IAM    Internal Auditory Meatus                     Int Fix Internal Fixation

IBD    Inflammatory Bowel Disease                   Int Med Internal Medicine

IBRP   Independent Bathroom Privileges              int. rot. Internal Rotation

IBS    Irritable Bowel Syndrome                     inv       Inversion

IC     Infection Control                            I&O       Intake and Output

ICP    Intracranial Pressure Monitoring             IOC       Intraoperative Cholangiogram

ICP    Interdisciplinary Care Plan                  IOL       Intraocular Lens

icp    Intermittent catheterization program         IOP       Intensive Outpatient Program

ICU    Intensive Care Unit                          IP        Interphalangeal

ID     Identification                               IP        Ice pack

I&D    Incision and Drainage                        IPPB      Intermittent Positive Pressure Breathing

IDDM Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus            IQ        Intelligence Quotient

Ig     Immunoglobulin                               IR        Internal Rotation

IHSS   Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis   IRB       Institutional Review Board

IM     Intramuscular                                IRBBB Incomplete Right Bundle Branch Block

IM     Internal Medicine                            irr       Irregular
IS      Incentive Spirometry                      KAFO Knee/ankle foot orthosis

ISB     Incentive Spirometry Breathing            KCl    Potassium chloride

ITB     Iliotibial band                           KDA    Known drug allergy

IUD     Intrauterine Device (contraceptive)       Kg     Kilogram

IUFD    Intrauterine Fetal Death                  KLS    Kidney, Liver, Spleen

IUGR    Intrauterine Growth Retardation           KPO3   Potassium phosphate

IUP     Intrauterine Pregnancy                    KUB    Kidney, Ureter, and Bladder

IUPC    Intrauterine pressure catheter            KVO    Keep Vein Open

IV      Intravenous                               K-Wire Kirschner Wire

IVAD    intravenous access device                 L

IVC     Intravenous Cholangiogram

IVCD    Intra ventricular Conduction Delay        L      Left (with a circle around the L)

IVP     Intravenous Pyelogram                     l      Liter

IVP     IV push                                   L-1    First lumbar vertebra

IVPB    Intravenous piggyback                     L-2    Second lumbar vertebra

IV-PCA Intravenous Patient Controlled Analgesia   L-3    Third lumbar vertebra

IVP     Intravenous Piggyback                     L-4    Fourth lumbar vertebra

IVRA    IV Regional Anesthesia                    L-5    Fifth lumbar vertebra

                                                  LA     Local Anesthesia

J                                                 L&A    Light & Accommodation

                                                  Lab    Laboratory

JODM Juvenile Onset Diabetes Mellitus             lac    Laceration

jt      Join                                      lami   Laminectomy

JVD     Jugular venous distention                 LAP    Laparoscopic/Laparotomy

JVP     Jugular venous pressure                   lat    Lateral

                                                  LAVH Laparoscopic Assisted Vaginal

                                                  Hysterectomy

K                                                 lb     Pound

                                                  LB     Lower body
LBBB Left Bundle Branch Block               LOA     Leave of Absence

LBP    Low Back Pain                        LOA     Left Occiput Anterior

LBW    Low birth weight                     LOB     Loss of Balance

LCF    Left Cubital Fossa                   LOC     Level of Consciousness

L&D    Labor and delivery                   LOC     Loss of consciousness

LDH    Lactic Dehydrogenase                 LOP     Left Occiput Posterior

LDL    Low Density Lipoprotein              LOQ     Lower Outer Quadrant

LE     Lupus Erythematosus                  LOS     Length of Stay

LE     Lower extremity                      LOT     Left Occiput Transverse

LEEP   Loop Electro-excisional Procedure    LP      Lumbar Puncture

LET    Lidocaine, epinephrine, tetracaine   LPM     Liter per Minute

LFT    Liver Function Test                  LPN     Licensed Practical Nurse

LFVD   Low Forceps Vaginal Delivery         LR      Lactated Ringer's

lg     Large                                LS      Lumbosacral

LGA    Large for Gestational Age            LSB     Left Sternal Border

LH     Luteinizing hormone                  LSD     Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

LHCS   Lutheran Home Care Services          LSO     Left Salpingooophorectomy

LHS    Long handled sponge                  Lt      Left

LHSH   Long handled shoehorn                LTG     long-term goals

LIH    Left Inguinal Herniorrhaphy          LTV     Long-term variability

LIQ    Lower Inner Quadrant                 LUD     Left Uterine Displacement

LKS    Liver, Kidney, and Spleen            LUE     Left Upper Extremity

LLB    Long Leg Brace                       LUL     Left Upper Lobe

LLE    Left Lower Extremity                 LUQ     Left Upper Quadrant

LLL    Left Lower Lobe                      LVEDP Left Ventricular End Diastolic Pressure

LLQ    Left Lower Quadrant (abdomen)        LV      Left Ventricle

LML    Left Mediolateral                    LVH     Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

LMP    Last menstrual period                L&W     Living and Well

LN     Lymph Node                           lytes   Electrolytes
                                           Med     medial

M                                          meds    Medications

                                           med neb Medication nebulizer

m       Murmur (m with a circle)           mEq     Milliequivalent

MA      Medical Assistance                 Mets    Metastasis

MAE     Moves All Extremities              MFC     Medial femoral condyle

MAFO Molded Ankle-Foot Orthosis            MFVD Mid Forceps Vaginal Delivery

MAP     Mean arterial pressure             MFR     Myofascial release

MAR     Medication administration record   mg      Milligram

MAT     multifocal atrial tachycardia      mg/dL Milligram per deciliter

max     Maximum                            mgmt    Management

m/b     Manifested by                      MH      Moist heat

MB      Mother Baby                        MH      Mental Health

MBS     Modified barium swallow            MHE     Mental Health Evaluator

MCA     Motorcycle Accident                MHT     Mental Health Therapist

mcg     Microgram                          MHU     Mental Health Unit

mcgtts Microdrops                          MI      Myocardial Infarction

MCH     Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin        mid     Midline

MCHC Mean Corpuscular Hemoglobin           min     Minute

Concentration                              min     Minimum

mCi     Millicurie                         MIS     Management Information Services

MCL     Midclavicular Line                 misc    Miscellaneous

MCP     Metacarpal Phalangeal              MIVA Monitored IV Anesthesia

MCV     Mean Corpuscular Volume            mj      Millijoule

MD      Medical Doctor                     ml      Milliliter

MDI     Metered Dose Inhaler               MLC     Midline Catheter

ME      Muscle energy                      MLE     Midline Episiotomy

MEC     Medical Executive Committee        MLT     Medical Laboratory Technician

mec     Meconium                           mm      Millimeter
MM      Muscles                              MSE     Mental Status Exam

mm Hg Millimeters of mercury                 MSF     Meconium stained fluid

MMPI Minnesota Multiphasic Personality       m/skeletal          Musculoskeletal

Inventory                                    MSUD Maple Syrup Urine Disease

M-M Procedure Marshall-Marchetti Procedure   MSW     Master of Social Work

MMSE Mini Mental State Exam                  MT      Medical Technologist

MMR     Measles-mumps-rubella vaccine        MTD     Month to Date

MMT     Manual Muscle Test                   MTP     Metatarsal Phalangeal

MN      Midnight                             MTX     Methotrexate

MN      Median nerve                         Mu      Milliunit

mo      Mother                               MUGA multi-gated cardiac ventriculogram or

mod     Moderate                             nuclear ventriculogram or multi-gated acquisition.

modal   Modalities                           Multip Multipara

MODM Maturity Onset Diabetes Mellitus        MV      Mitral Valve

MOM     Milk of magnesia                     MVA     Motor Vehicle Accident

Mon     Monday                               MVC     Motor Vehicle Crash

mono    Infectious Mononucleosis             MVI     multivitamin

mos     Months                               MVP     Mitral Valve Prolapse

MOW     Meals on Wheels                      MVV     Maximum Voluntary Ventilation

MPB     Multipodus Boot                      MVMT Movement

MPH     Miles per hour                       MWB     Minimum Weight Bearing

MPJ     Metacarpophalangeal Joint

MR      Mitral regurgitation                 N

MRA     Magnetic resonance angiography

MRI     Magnetic resonance imaging           n       Nerve

MRSA Methicillin resistant staph aureus      N/A     Not Applicable

MS      Multiple Sclerosis                   NA      Nurses Aide/Attendant

ms      Muscle                               NaCl    Sodium chloride

M-S     Musculoskeletal                      NAD     No Active Disease
NaHCO3             Sodium Bicarbonate             NRBM Non-Rebreather Mask

NALS    Neonatal Advanced Life Support            N/R     Nonreactive

NB      Newborn                                   NS      Neurological Surgery

NBN     Newborn Nursery                           NS      Normal Saline

N/C     Nasal Cannula                             NSA     No Significant Abnormality

n/c     No complaints                             NSAID Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug

NCPAP Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure   NSD     Normal Spontaneous Delivery

NCS     Nerve Conduction Study                    Nsg     Nursing

NCV     Nerve Conduction Velocity                 NSR     Normal Sinus Rhythm

neg     Negative                                  NSS     Normal Saline Solution

neuro   Neurologic                                NST     Nonstress Test

NFA     Nursing Facility Administrator            NSVD Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery

NG      Nasogastric                               N/T     Not tested

NG Tube            Nasogastric Tube               NT      Nasotracheal

NGT     Nasogastric Tube                          N&T     Nose and Throat

NICU    Neonatal Intensive Care Unit              NTG     Nitroglycerin

NIF     Negative Inspiratory Flow                 NTT     Nasotracheal tube

NKA     No Know Allergies                         Nutr    Nutrition

NKDA No Known Drug Allergies                      N & V Nausea and vomiting

NL      Normal                                    NVD     Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea

NMES Neuro muscular electrical stimulation        N/V/D Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea

NN                                                NWB     Nonweight Bearing

no      Number

Norm    Normal                                    O

NOS     Not Otherwise Specified

NP      Nasopharyngeal                            O       Objective

NPC     Nonproductive Cough                       O2      Oxygen

NPN     Nonprotein Nitrogen                       O-A     Occipital-atlas

NPO     Nothing by mouth                          OA      Osteoarthritis
OA       Occiput Anterior                   ophth   Ophthalmic

OAE -- otoacoustic emission                 OPT     Outpatient

OB       Obstetrics                         OR      Operating Room

OB/GYN           Obstetrics & Gynecology    ORIF    Open Reduction, Internal Fixation

OBS      Organic Brain Syndrome             ortho   Orthopedic

obs      Observation                        os      Mouth

obst     Obstruction                        OS      Left eye

OC       Oral Contraception                 OT      Occupational Therapy

Occ      Occasionally                       OTC     Over the counter

occas.   Occasional                         OU      Both eyes

OCD      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder      OVR     Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

OCG      Oral Cholecystogram                oz      Ounce

OCL      Orthopedic cast for limb

OCT      Oxytocin Challenge Test            P

OD       Right eye

O&E      Observation & Examination          _

OHFT     Overhead Frame and Trapeze         p       After

OHS      Occupational Health Associates     P       Pulse

oint     Ointment                           PA      Pernicious Anemia

OJ       Orange juice                       PA      Physician Assistant

OM       Otitis Media                       PA      pulmonary artery

OOB      Out of Bed                         P&A     Percussion & Auscultation

OOB/WC           Out of Bed in Wheelchair   PA-C    Physician's Assistant (certified)

OOT      Out of Town                        PAC     Premature Atrial Contractions

OP       Occiput Posterior                  PAO2    Arterial Oxygen Tension

OP       Outpatient                         PAO2    Partial Pressure of 02 in Arterial Blood

OP       Operative                          PaCO2 Partial Pressure of CO2 in Arterial Blood

O&P      Ova and Parasites                  PACU Post Anesthesia Care Unit

OPD      Outpatient Department              palp    Palpable
PALS   Pediatric Advanced Life Support            PE       Pulmonary Edema or Embolism

PaO2   Partial Pressure of O2 in Arterial Blood   PEA      Pulseless Electrical Activity

pap    Papanicolaou smear                         PEARL Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light

PAP    Pulmonary Artery Pressure                  PERLA Pupils Equal and Reactive to Light and

Pap Smear       Papanicolaou Smear                Accommodation

PARA Number of Parity                             Peds     Pediatrics

para   Paraplegic                                 PEEP     Positive End Expiratory Pressure

PAS Stain       Periodic Acid-Schiff Stain        PEF      Peak Expiratory Flow

PAT    Preadmission Testing                       PEFR     Peak Expiratory Flow Rate

Path   Pathology                                  PEG      Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (tube)

PAWP Pulmonary Artery Wedge Pressure              per      By or through

pb     Piggyback                                  peri     Perineal

PBI    Protein Bound Iodine                       periph   Peripheral

pc     After meals                                PERL     Pupils Equal, React to Light

PC     Packed cells                               PERLA Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light and

PC     pressure control (ventilator)              Accommodation

PCA    Patient Controlled Anesthesia              PERRL Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light

PCH    Personal Care Home                         PERRLA              Pupils Equal, Round, React to

PCI    Percutaneous coronary intervention         Light and Accommodation

PCN    Penicillin                                 perm     Permanent

PCO2   Partial pressure of CO2                    PF       Plantar Flexion

PCP    Primary Care Physician                     PFT      Pulmonary Function Test

PC/S   Primary Cesarean Section                   PGY1     Post Graduate Year 1 (residents)

PCWP Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure           PGY2     Post Graduate Year 2

PD     Peritoneal Dialysis                        PGY3     Post Graduate Year 3

PDA    Patent Ductus Arteriosus                   PH       Past History

PDR    Physician Desk Reference                   pH       Hydrogen ion activity, relative acidity

PDIS   Patient Discharge Instruction Sheet        pH       Hydrogen Icon Concentration

PE     Physical Examination                       phaco    Phacoemulsification
PHP      Partial Hospitalization Program              PNV – Prenatal Vitamin

Pharm.D.            Doctor of Pharmacy                po      By mouth (per os)

PhD      Doctor of Philosophy                         POA     Power of attorney

PHTLS Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support                POC     Plan of care

phos     Phosphorus                                   POD     Post-Operative Day

PI       Present Illness                              pO2     Partial pressure of oxygen

PICC     Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter       poly    Polymorphonuclear leukocyte (neutrophils)

PID      Pelvic Inflammatory Disease                  POS     Point of Service

PIF      Peak Inspiratory Flow                        POS     position

PIH      Pregnancy Induced Hypertension               pos     Positive

PIP      Proximal Inter Phalangeal Joint              post    Posterior

PIT      Pitocin                                      post-op Post-operative, after surgery

PJC      Premature Junctional Contraction             PP      Postpartum

PKE with IOL        phacoemulsification of cataract   pp      Postprandial

with intraocular lens implant                         P&P     Pins and Plaster

PKU      Phenylketonuria                              PPA     Phenylpyruvic Acid

PL       Palmaris longus                              PPB     Positive Pressure Breathing

PLT      Platelet                                     PPD     Purified Protein Derivative of Tuberculin

PLIF     Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion            PPD1    Postpartum Day #1

PM       Evening                                      PPD2    Postpartum Day #2

PMH      Past Medical History                         PPE     Personal Protective Equipment

PMS      Premenstrual Syndrome                        PPO     Preferred Provider Organization

PM & R              Physical Medicine &               PPP     Physician Personal Preferences

Rehabilitation                                        P&P     Policy and Procedure

PMU      Pain Management Unit                         P/P/P   Policy/Procedure/Protocol

PNB      Premature Nodal Beats                        PPT     Postpartum Tubal Ligation

PNC      Premature Nodal Contraction                  PPT     Posterior pelvic tilt

PND      Paroxysmal Nocturnal Dyspnea                 PPTL    Postpartum Tubal Ligation

PNF      Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation    PRBm Partial Rebreather Mask
P-R     P-R Interval                           PSA     Prostate Specific Antigen

PR      Public Relations                       PSIS    Posterior-Superior Iliac Spine

pr      Per rectum                             PSO     Patient Services Office

P&R     Pulse and Respiration                  PSP     Phenolsulfonphthalein, Phenol red

PRBC    Packed Red Blood Cells                 PST-S Pulmonary Stress Test - simple

pre     Before                                 Psych   Psychiatry

PRE     Progressive Resistive Exercise         PSVT    Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia

preg    Pregnant                               PSVT    Premature Supraventricular Tachycardia

pre-op Preoperative, before surgery            pt      Patient

prep    Prepare                                PT      Physical Therapy

press   Pressure                               PT      Protime

Primp. Primipara                               PT      Pronator Teres

priv    Private                                p/t     Part-time

PRN     As the occasion arises                 P.T.    Physical Therapist

prn     Whenever necessary, as needed          PTA     Prior to Admission

PRO     Peer Review Organization               PTCA    Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary

prob.   Probably                               Angioplasty

PROC Procedure                                 PTL     Preterm Labor

prog    Prognosis                              PT/PTT Prothrombin Time/Partial Thromboplastin

PROM Premature Rupture of Membranes, Preterm   Time

Rupture of Membranes                           PTSD    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PROM Passive Range of Motion                   PTT     Partial Thromboplastin Time

PROM Positive Range of Motion                  PUD     Peptic Ulcer Disease

pron    Pronation                              PVC     Premature Ventricular Contraction

prot    Protein                                PVD     Peripheral Vascular Disease

pro-time Prothrombin time                      PvCO2 Partial Pressure of CO2 in Mixed Venous

prox    Proximal                               Blood

PS      pressure support                       pvO2    Partial Pressure of O2 in Mixed Venous

PSA     Patient Support Associate              Blood
PVR      Pulmonary Vascular Resistance             R        Right

pvr      Post void residual                        R        Right (with a circle around the R)

PVRI     pulmonary vascular resistance index       R        Respirations

PVT      Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia        RA       Rheumatoid Arthritis

PWB      Partial Weight Bearing                    R/A      Ruptured Artificially

                                                   ra       Right atrial

Q                                                  RAMS Rapid Alternating Movements

                                                   RAO      Right anterior oblique

q        Every                                     rap      Right atrial pressure

QA       Quality Assurance                         RAD      Right axis deviation

q AM     Every morning                             RBBB Right Bundle Branch Block

QC       Quality Control                           RBC      Red blood cell

qh       Every hour (may have number between q &   RCF      Right Cubital Fossa

h to designate times)                              RCL      Radial Collateral Ligament

qhs      Every bedtime                             RCP      Respiratory Care Practitioner

QI       Quality Improvement                       RC/S     Repeat Cesarean Section

qid      Four times a day                          RD       Radial Deviation

q.n.     Every night                               RD       Registered Dietician

qns      Quantity not sufficient                   RDS      Respiratory Distress Syndrome

QRS      QRS Complex                               re:      Regarding

qs       Quantity sufficient                       reg      Regular

quad     Quadriplegic                              rehab    Rehabilitation

quads.   Quadriceps                                REM      Rapid Eye Movement

quant    Quantity                                  rem      Removal

                                                   Rep      reproduction/reproductive

R                                                  reps     Repetitions

                                                   Resp     Respiratory or respirations

r        Rectal                                    resid    Residual

R        Rate                                      retics   Reticulocytes
retro   Retrograde                                    RPR   Rapid Plasma Reagin

rev     Revised/revision                              RR    Respiratory Rate

Rh      Rhesus factor blood group                     RRA   Registered Record Administrator

RHD     Rheumatic Heart Disease                       RRT   Registered Respiratory Therapist

RHF     Right Heart Failure                           R/S   Ruptured Spontaneously

RHIA    Registered Health Information Administrator   RSB   Regular Sinus Bradycardia

RHIT    Registered Health Information Technician      RSD   Reflexive Sympathetic Dystrophy

Rh neg Rhesus factor negative                         RSO   Right Salpingo-oophorectomy

Rh pos Rhesus factor positive                         RSR   Regular Sinus Rate (rhythm)

RIH     Right Inguinal Herniorrhaphy                  RST   Regular Sinus Tachycardia

RL      Ringer's Lactate                              RSV   Respiratory Syncytial Virus

RLE     Right Lower Extremity                         RT    Radiation Therapy

RLL     Right Lower Lobe                              RT    Respiratory Therapy

RLQ     Right Lower Quadrant (abdomen)                R/T   Related To

RLTCS Repeat Low Transverse C-Section                 RTC   Regular To Clinic

RM      Ruptured Membranes                            RTF   Resident Treatment Facility

RML     Right Middle Lobe                             RTW   Return to Work

RN      Registered Nurse                              RUD   Right Uterine Displacement

RNC     Registered Nurse, Certified                   RUE   Right Upper Extremity

RNCS    Registered Nurse, Certified Specialist        RUL   Right Upper Lobe

R/O     Rule Out                                      RUQ   Right Upper Quadrant (abdomen)

ROA     Right Occiput Anterior                        RV    Return Visit

ROM     Range of Motion                               Rx    Prescription

ROM     Rupture of Membranes

ROP     Right Occiput Posterior

ROS     Review of Systems                             S

ROT     Right Occiput Transverse

ROT     rotation                                      s     Without

RPh     Pharmacist                                    S     Subjective
S         Sacral                                     SCC       Skilled Care Coordinator

S         Supervision (with a circle around the S)   sci       Spinal cord injury

S1        First heart sound                          SCJ       Sternoclavicular Joint

S2        Second heart sound                         SCL-90R              Symptom Checklist 90-Revised

S3        Third heart sound                          (Mental Health)

S4        Fourth heart sound                         SCM       Sternocleidomastoid

S-1       First sacral vertebra                      SDS       Same Day Services

S-2       Second sacral vertebra                     SE        Scalp Electrode

S-3       Third sacral vertebra                      s/e       Side effects

S-4       Fourth sacral vertebra                     sec       Second

S-5       Fifth sacral vertebra                      Secr      secretion

SA        Sinoatrial                                 sed       Sedimentation

SA node                Sinoatrial Node               sed rate Sedimentation rate

S Ab      Spontaneous Abortion                       seg       Segmented white cells

SACH single axis cushioned heel                      Sens      sensation

SA02      Arterial Saturation Oxygen                 SG        Swan-Ganz Catheter

SARS      Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome          S-G       Swan Ganz catheter

sat       saturation                                 SGA       Small for Gestational Age

Sat       Saturday                                   SGOT      Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase

satis     Satisfactory                               SGPT      Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase

SB        Stillbirth                                 SH        Social History

SB        Sidebending                                si        Sister

SBE       Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis            SIDS      Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

SBFT      Small Bowel Follow Through                 sig.      To write

SBH       Summit Behavorial Health                   sig       Direction to be on label

SBP       Systolic Blood Pressure                    sign      Signature

s-brady Sinus Bradycardia                            signif.   Significant

SBQC Short base quad cane                            SI joints Sacroiliac joints

SC        Self Care                                  SIADH Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic
hormone                                                 Spec    Specimen

SIMV      Spontaneous Intermittent Mandatory            sp gr   Specific gravity

Ventilation                                             S-Pin   Steinmann Pin

SIS       saline infusion sonohysterosalpingography     SpO2    Oxygen Saturation by pulse oximeter

SL        saline lock                                   spont   Spontaneous

SLB       Short Leg Brace                               SQ      Subcutaneous

SLE       Systemic Lupus Erythematous                   SQ-PCA Subcutaneous Patient Controlled Analgesia

SLE       Systemic Lupus Erythematous                   SROM Spontaneous Rupture of Membranes

SLP       Speech Language Pathology                     SROM Self Range of Motion

SLR       Straight Leg Raising                          SS      Social Service

sm        Small                                         SS#     Social Security Number

SMA       Sequential Multiple Analyzer                  s/s     Signs and symptoms

SMAC Sequential Multiple Analysis Computerized          SSA     Social Security Administration

SMO       supramalleolar orthosis                       SSE     Soap Suds Enema

SNF       Skilled Nursing Facility                      SSKI    Saturated Solution of Potassium Iodide

SNS       Supplemental Nursing System                   SSN     Social Security Number

SNT       Soft & Nontender                              SSRI    Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor

so        significant other                             ST      Sinus tachycardia

SO        Salpingo-oophorectomy                         s-tachy Sinus tachycardia

SOAP      Subjective, Objective, Assessment, and Plan   Staph   Staphylococcus

SOB       Shortness of Breath                           Stat    Immediately

Soc Hx Social History                                   STD     Sexually Transmitted Disease

sol       Solution                                      STG     short-term goals

sono      Sonogram                                      Strep   Streptococcus

SOP       Standard Operating Procedure                  STSG    Split Thickness Skin Graft

SORL      Spiral oblique retinacular ligament           STV     Short-term variability

S/P       Status Post                                   Sub     Substitute

SPA       Salt-Poor Albumin                             sublux Subluxation

spast     Spasticity                                    Subq    Subcutaneous
Sun    Sunday                               T4       Thyroxine

Sup    superior                             T & A Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

supp   Suppository                          T&S      Type and screen

surg   Surgery                              tab      Tablet

SVD    Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery         tachy    Tachycardia

SVE    Sterile Vaginal Exam                 TAH      Total Abdominal Hysterectomy

SVR    Systemic Vascular Resistance         TAF      Triage Assessment Form

SVRI   systemic vascular resistance index   TAPP     Teenage Pregnancy & Parenting Program

SVT    Supraventricular Tachycardia         TAROM             Total active range of motion

SW     Social Worker                        TAT      Turnaround time

Sx     Symptoms or Signs                    TB       Tuberculosis

sys    Systolic                             TBA      To Be Admitted

                                            TBB      Transbronchial biopsy

T                                           tbc      Tubercle bacillus

                                            TBI      Traumatic brain injury

T      Temperature                          T bili   Total Bilirubin

T-1    First thoracic vertebra              TBNA Transbronchial needle aspiration

T-2    Second thoracic vertebra             Tbsp     Tablespoon

T-3    Third thoracic vertebra              TC       Tactile Cues

T-4    Fourth thoracic vertebra             T&C      Type and Crossmatch

T-5    Fifth thoracic vertebra              TCN      Tetracycline

T-6    Sixth thoracic vertebra              TCU      Transitional Care Unit

T-7    Seventh thoracic vertebra            TD       Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoid(Adult Type)

T-8    Eighth thoracic vertebra             Tech     technique

T-9    Ninth thoracic vertebra              TEDS     Elastic stockings

T-10   Tenth thoracic vertebra              TEE      Transesophageal Endoscopy

T-11   Eleventh thoracic vertebra           Temp     Temperature

T-12   Twelfth thoracic vertebra            TENS     Transcutaneous (Electrical) Nerve

T3     Triiodothyronine                     Stimulation
TEP     Tracheo-esophageal puncture                Toco    Tocotransducer

TJC     The Joint Commission                       tol     Tolerate (d)

TG      Triglyceride                               TORCH Toxoplasmosis, Other Infections

T&H     Type and Hold                              TOS     Thoracic outlet syndrome

THA     Total Hip Arthroplasty                     TPA     Tissue Plasminogen Activator

THR     Total Hip Replacement                      TPN     Total Parenteral Nutrition

THR     Target Heart Rate                          TPR     Temperature, Pulse, Respirations

THRp    Total Hip Replacement Precautions          TPROM Total passive range of motion

Thurs   Thursday                                   TR      Therapeutic Recreation

thy     Thyroid                                    trach   Tracheostomy

T.I.    Thoracic inlet                             Trap    Trapezius.

TIA     Transient Ischemic Attack                  T&S     Type & Screen

TIBC    Total Iron Binding Capacity                TSH     Thyroid Stimulating Hormone

tid     Three times a day                          TSS     Toxic Shock Syndrome

tinct   Tincture                                   tsp     Teaspoon

TIPS    transjsugular intrahepatic portosystemic   TT      Tetanus toxoid

shunt                                              TTVP    Temporary transvenous pacemaker

TKA     Total Knee Arthroplasty                    TTWB Toe Touch Weight Bearing

TKA     trochanter knee ankle                      Tues    Tuesday

TKO     To Keep Open                               TUI     Transurethral Incision

TKR     Total Knee Replacement                     TUR     Transurethral Resection

TL      Tubal ligation                             TURBT Transurethral Resection Bladder Tumor

TLC     Total Life Center                          TURP    Transurethral Resection of the Prostate

TLC     Tender loving care                         TVH     Total Vaginal Hysterectomy

TLC     Total Lung Capacity                        TVT     Tension-free vaginal tape

TM      Treadmill                                  Tx      Treatment

TMJ     Temporomandibular Joint                    tym     Tympano

Tms     Tympanic Membranes                         tymp    Tympanic

TO      Telephone Order
U                                               UUN      Urine urea nitrogen

                                                UV       Ultraviolet

UA      Urinalysis                              UVC      Umbilical Venous Catheter

ua      Urine

UAC     Umbilical Atrial Catheter               V

UACS Urinalysis, Culture and Sensitivity

UB      Upper body                              v        Vein

UC      Uterine Contractions                    V        Volume

UCL     Ulnar collateral ligament               VA       Visual acuity

UD      Unit dose                               VA       Veteran Administration

UD      Ulnar deviation                         VAD      Vascular Access Device

UE      Upper extremity                         Vag      Vaginal

UGI     Upper gastrointestinal                  vag. hyster.        Vaginal Hysterectomy

UIQ     Upper Inner Quadrant                    VAS      Verbal Analog Scale (pain scoring)

umb     Umbilicus                               vasc     Vascular

UMN     Upper motion neuron                     VBAC Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section

unil    Unilateral                              VC       Verbal Cues

U/O     Urinary Output                          VC       Vital Capacity

UOQ     Upper Outer Quadrant                    VCUG Voiding Cystourethrogram

UPC     Units of packed cells                   vd       Voided

UPJ     Ureteropelvic Junction                  VD       Venereal Disease

UR      Utilization Review                      VDRL Venereal Disease Research Laboratory

URI     Upper respiratory infection             VD/VT Physiologic Dead space to Tidal Volume

Urine for R&M Urine for Routine & Microscopic   Ratio

US      Ultrasound                              VE       Vaginal Exam

US      Unit Secretary                          VE       Minute ventilation

USP     United State Pharmacopeia               vent     Ventilator

UTD     Up to date                              VFDS     Videofluoroscopic dysphagia study

UTI     Urinary tract infection                 V fib    Ventricular Fibrillation
VG      Ventral Gluteal                     WGL     Within good limits

VIS     Vaccination Instruction Sheet       WIC     Women, Infants, and Children

VL      Vastis Lateralis                    WIN     Women In Need

VMA     Vanillylmandelic Acid               wk      Week

VNA     Visiting Nurses Association         wks     Weeks

VO      Verbal order                        WNL     Within Normal Limits

vol     Volume                              WNWD Well-nourished, well-developed

VOR     Vestibular ocular reflex            WO      Wide open

VP      Venous pressure                     W/O     Without

VP-16 Etoposide                             WOB     Work of breathing

VS      Vital Signs                         WP      Whirlpool

VSS     Vital Signs stable                  WS      Work simplification

V Tach Ventricular Tachycardia              wt      Weight

VT      Tidal volume

vtx     Vertex                              X

VV      Varicose Veins

Vtach   Ventricular Tachycardia             x:      except

                                            x       Times

W                                           Xm      Cross match

                                            X-ray   Radiology

WAIS    Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale   Y

WB      Whole Blood                         y/o     Years old

WB      Weight Bearing                      yrs     Years

WBAT Weight Bearing As Tolerated            YTD     Year-To-Date

WBC     White Blood Cells                   Z

WBQC Wide base quad cane

W/C     Wheelchair

Wed     Wednesday

WFL     Within Functional Limits
 Hydrogen                                                                                                            Helium
     (H)                                                                                                               (He)
  Lithium         Beryllium           Boron            Carbon           Nitrogen            Oxygen      Fluorine      Neon
    (Li)             (Be)               (B)              (C)               (N)                (O)           (F)        (Ne)
  Sodium          Magnesium         Aluminum           Silicon         Phosphorus           Sulfur      Chlorine      Argon
   (Na)             (Mg)               (Al)              (Si)              (P)                 (S)         (Cl)         (A)
 Potassium         Calcium          Scandium          Titanium         Vanadium            Chromium    Manganese       Iron     Cobalt     Nickel
     (K)             (Ca)              (Sc)             (Ti)               (V)                (Cr)        (Mn)         (Fe)      (Co)       (Ni)
  Copper             Zinc            Gallium         Germanium           Arsenic           Selenium     Bromine      Krypton
   (Cu)              (Zn)              (Ga)             (Ge)              (As)                (Se)         (Br)        (Kr)
 Rubidium         Strontium          Yttrium         Zirconium         Columbium          Molybdenum   Technetium   Ruthenium   Rhodium   Palladium
   (Rb)               (Sr)              (Y)             (Zr)              (Cb)               (Mo)         (Tc)         (Ru)       (Rh)       (Pd)
   Silver         Cadmium            Indium              Tin            Antimony           Tellurium     Iodine       Xenon
   (Ag)              (Cd)               (In)            (Sn)              (Sb)               (Te)           (I)        (Xe)
  Cesium           Barium              Rare           Hafnium           Tantalum           Tungsten     Rhenium      Osmium     Iridium   Platinum
    (Cs)             (Ba)             Earths            (Hf)              (Ta)                (W)         (Re)         (Os)        (Ir)     (Pt)
   Gold            Mercury          Thallium            Lead            Bismuth            Polonium     Astatine      Radon
   (Au)              (Hg)              (Tl)             (Pb)              (Bi)               (Po)          (At)        (Rn)
 Virginium         Radium
    (Vi)             (Ra)



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