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Abbreviation Standards

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A

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AbdomenABDO
Acute Myocardial Infarction AMI
Administrationadmin.
Advanced Emergency Medical Care AssistantAEMCA
Advanced Life SupportALS
After MealsPC
Air Entrya/e
Airway, Breathing, CirculationABCs
Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Deficits (neurologic)ABCDs
Alphaa
Ambulance Call ReportACR
Ambulance Communications ServiceACS
Ambulatoryamb.
American Pediatric Gross Assessment RecordAPGAR
Amountamt.
Anteriorant.
Approximately~
As Required, As NecessaryPRN
At @
Automated External DefibrillatorAED
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B

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Bag Valve MaskBVM
Base Hospital PhysicianBHP
Basic Life SupportBLS
Betab
Bilateralbilat.
Birth Control PillBCP
Bloodbld.
Blood PressureBP
Bowel MovementBM
Bowel SoundsBS
By MouthPO
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C

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Caesarean SectionC-section
CancerCA
Capsule(s)caps.
Cardiopulmonary ResuscitationCPR
Cardiovascular SystemCVS
Catheter, Cathetherizationcath.
Central Nervous SystemCNS
Cerebrospinal FluidCSF
Cerebrovascular AccidentCVA
Cervical SpineC-spine
Chief ComplaintCC
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary DiseaseCOPD
Circulationcirc
Complains OfC/O
Computerized Axial TomographyCAT
Computerized TomographyCT
Coronary Care UnitCCU
Canadian Triage and Acquity ScaleCTAS
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D

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Dailyod
Date of BirthDOB
Dead on ArrivalDOA
Decompression SicknessDCS
Decreased
Deep Vein ThrombosisDVT
Defibrillation defib.
Delerium TremensDTs
Dextrose 5% In WaterD5W
Dextrose 50% In WaterD50W
Dextrose 3.3% & 0.3% Sodium Chloride2/3, 1/3
DiagnosisDx
Diarrhea & VomitingD&V
Digitalis, DigoxinDig.
Dilation/Dilation and CurettageD&C
DischargedDC
DiscontinueD/C
Do Not Resuscitate DNR
Drop(s)gtt(s)
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E

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Ears, Nose, and ThroatENT
ElectrocardiogramECG
Emergency Department/Room/UnitED, ER, EU
Emergency Medical AttendantEMA
Emergency Medical Care AssistantEMCA
Emergency Medical ServiceEMS
Endotracheal TubeETT
Equal =
Estimated Time of ArrivalETA
EthanolETOH
Everyq
Expected Date of Confinement (Due Date) EDC
Expiration exp.
Eye(s), Ear(s), Nose, ThroatEENT
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F

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Family HistoryFH
Feet (measurement) ft or '
Female
First Degree
Foreign BodyFB
Four Times A DayQID
Fracture #
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G

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Gastrointestinal (tract)GI or GIT
Genitourinary (tract) GU or GUT
Glasgow Coma ScoreGCS
Gramg
Greater Than>
Greater Than or Equal To
GynecologyGYN
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H

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Head and NeckH&N
Head InjuryHI
Heart RateHR
Heart & Stroke Foundation of OntarioHSFO
Heightht
HemoglobinHgb
Highwayhwy
HistoryHx
History of Present IllnessHPI
Hourhr
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I

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ImmediatelySTAT
InchesIn or ''
Increased
Inferiorinf.
Injury, Injection inj.
Inspirationinsp.
Intensive Care UnitICU
Intracranial PressureICP
IntramuscularIM
IntravenousIV
Intermittent Positive Pressure VentilationIPPV
Irregularirreg.
Ischemic Heart DiseaseIHD
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J

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Jugular Venous DistensionJVD
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K

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Keep Vein OpenKVO
Kilogramkg
Kilometerskm
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L

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Lacerationlac.
Largelg.
Last Normal Menstrual PeriodLNMP
LeftL or Lt.
Left Lower Lobe (lung)LLL
Left Lower Quadrant (abdomen)LLQ
Left Upper Lobe (lung)LUL
Left Upper Quadrant (abdomen)LUQ
Less Than<
Less Than or Equal To
Level of AwaremessLOA
LitreL
Loss of Consciousness, Level of Consciousness LOC
Lumbar SpineL-Spine
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M

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Male
Markedly Decreased ↓↓
Markedly Increased ↑↑
Mechanism of InjuryM. of I.
Medicationsmeds
MercuryHg
Middlemid
Moderatemod.
Motor Vehicle AccidentMVA
Motor Vehicle CollisionMVC
Multiple Casualty IncidentMCI
Myocardial IntarctionMI
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N

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Nasogastric (tube)NG/NGT
Nausea, VomitingN&V
Nausea, Vomiting, DiarrheaN,V,D
Negativeneg.
Neurologyneuro
Nitroglycerinnitro
NoneØ
No ChangeN/C
No Known AllergiesNKA
NormalN
Normal SalineNS
Not ApplicableN/A
Not AskedNASK
Not AssessedNASS
Nothing By MouthNPO
Not Yet DiagnosedNYD
Number#
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O

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ObstericsOBS
On ArrivalO/A
On ExaminationO/E
Once A Dayod
Operating RoomOR
Oriented to Person, Place, TimeOriented 1x, 2x, 3x
Orthopedicsortho
OverdoseOD
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P

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Palpationpalp.
Paroxysmal Atrial TachycardiaPAT
Patientpt.
Pediatricspeds.
Personal Protective EquipmentPPE
Pick Up (location)P/U
Police Constable NumberPC#
Positivepos.
Possibleposs.
Posteriorpost.
Post-Oeprativepost-op
Prior to ArrivalPTA
Problemprob.
Pupils Equal and Reactive to LightPEARL
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R

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Range of MotionROM
Red Blood CellsRBCs
Regardingre
Regularreg.
Respirationsresp.
Respiratory RateRR
Respiratory TherapistRT
Return of Spontaneous CirculationROSC
RightRt.
Right Lower Lobe (lung)RLL
Right Lower Quadrant (abdomen)RLQ
Right Middle LobeRML
Right Upper Quadrant (abdomen)RUQ
Ringer's LactactRL
Rule OutR/O
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S

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Sacral SpineS-spine
Secondsec
Second Degree
Semi-Automated External Defibrillator SAED
Shortness of BreathSOB
Shortness of Breath on ExertionSOBOE
Smallsml
Solutionsoln
Spontaneous AbortionSA
Strong and IrregularS/I
Strong and RegularS/R
SubcutaneousSC
SublingualSL
Sudden Infant Death SyndromeSIDS
Superiorsup.
Supraventricular TachycardiaSVT
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T

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Temperaturetemp.
Therapy, Prescription, TreatmentRx
Third Degree
Thoracic SpineT-spine
Three Times a DayTID
Times X
To Keep OpenTKO
To Keep Vein OpenTKVO
Transient Ischemic AttackTIA
TuberculosisTB
Twice A DayBID
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U

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Unequal
Upper Respiratory Tract Infection URTI
Urinary Tract InfectionUTI
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V

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Vaginalvag
Vital SignsVS
Vital Signs AbsentVSA
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W

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WeightWt
Whits Blood CellsWBCs
Withw
Within Normal LimitsWNL
Withoutw/o
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Y

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Yearyr
Years Oldy/o
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