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Section 1

Question Answer
ssOne half
hs Bedtime
KCI Potassium chloride
mMinim
NTGNitroglycerin
OSLeft eye
OD Right eye
qs Every shift
OU Both eyes
NS or NSS Normal saline (solution)
ECenteric coated
pc after meals
PCN Penicillin
PR Rectally
qid 4 times a day
LR Lactated Ringers
tid 3 times a day
ac Before meals
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Section 2

Question Answer
bid Twice a day
ADRight ear
ASLeft ear
AU Both ears
U Unit
NKA no known allergies
TAR treatment administration record
BSA Body surface area
IVP Intravenous push
PO Orally ... by mouth
qod Every other day
SLsublingual
IVPBIntravenous piggyback
dx Diagnosis
F Fahrenheit
fl Fluid
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Section 3

Question Answer
gtt drop
h Hour
IM Intramuscular
I&O Intake & output
IV Intravenous
am Morning.... before noon
ad lib as desired
TTablespoon
t Teaspoon
tx Treatment
mL Milliliter
NGT nasogastric tube
amp ampule
NPONothing by mouth
gr Grain
R Right
Rx Take (prescription)
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Section 4

Question Answer
sig Write on label
mcg Micrograms
oz Ounce
pm Afternoon... evening
Pre-op before surgery
prn as needed
L Left
lb Pound
mg Milligrams
BP Blood pressure
tab Tablet
SC, SQ, or SubQ Subcutaneous
mEqMilliequivalants
NaCI Sodium chloride
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Section 5

Question Answer
ID Intradermal
pt Pint
N/V nausea/vomiting
g Gram
TPR Temp, pulse, respiration
stat Immediately
suppSuppository
D/C Discontinue
suspsuspension
kg Kilogram
dr Dram
AP Apical pulse
MAR Medication administration record
prep Prepare
post op after surgery
ā before
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Section 6

Question Answer
C Celsius
caps Capsule
ccCubic centimeter
cm Centimeters
D5W Dextrose 5% in water
Elix Elixir
q Every
q am Every morning
q d Everyday
q h Every hour
q4h Every 4 hours
KVO keep vein open
C&S Culture and sensitivity
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