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NURS Abbrev. 2

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Section 1

Question Answer
a with a line over itBefore
acBefore meals
AAssessment
ADRight ear
AMAAgainst medical advise
ASLeft ear
AUBoth ears
bidTwice a day
BPBlood pressure
BRPBathroom privileges
c with a line over itWith
CCChief complaint
CCUCoronary care unit
CapCapsule
c/oComplains of
CPChest pains
D/CDiscontinue
Downward arrowDecrease
Dxdiagnosis
ECEnteric-coated
elixElixir
etAnd
h or hrHour
hctHematocrit
hgbHemoglobin
HEENTHead, ears, eyes, nose, throat
H&PHistory and physical
HPI History of present illness
hsHour of sleep or Bedtime
HtHeight
HxPersonal medical history
ICUIntensive care unit
IMIntramuscular
IMPImpression
IPInpatient
IVIntravenous
IVPIntravenous push
IVPBIntravenous piggyback
KVOKeep vein open
L with a circle around itLeft
LMPLast menstrual period
NGNasogastric
NKANo known allergies
NKDANo known drug allergies
npoNothing by mouth
NSNormal saline
OHOccupational history
OD (oculus dexter)Right eye
OintOintment
OPOutpatient
OROperating room
osMouth
OTCOver the counter
OS (oculus sinister)Left eye
OU (oculus uterque)Both eyes
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Section 2

Question Answer
p with a line over itAfter
PPulse
PARPost-anesthesia recovery
pcAfter meals
PE or PxPhysical examination
perBy
PERRLAPupils equal, round, reactive to light and accommodation
PHPast history
PIPresent illness
PMHPast medical history
poBy mouth
postopRecovery room
prPer rectum
preopPre-operating area
prnAs needed
ptPatient
qEvery
q with a line over itEach/Every
q1hEvery 1 hour
q2hEvery 2 hours
q5hEvery 5 hours
q8hEvery 8 hours
qdEvery day
qhEvery hour
qidFour times a day
RRespirations
R with a circle around itRight
R/ORule out
ROSReview of systems
RRRRegular rate and rhythm
RTCReturn to clinic
RTOReturn to office
s with a line over itWithout
SHSocial history
SLSublingual
SOBShortness of breath
SR Systems review or Sustained release
ssOne half
s/sSigns and symptoms
statImmediately
suppSuppository
suspSuspension
SxSymptom
syrSyrup
TTemperature
tabTablet
tidThree times a day
TKOTo keep open
TOTelephone order
TrTraction
TxTreatment
UCHDUsual childhood diseases
Upward arrowIncrease
VOVerbal order
VSVital signs
WDWNWell-developed, well-nourished
WNLWithin normal limits
WtWeight
x with a line over itExcept
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Section 3

Question Answer
UnitUnit
International unitInternational unit
DailyDaily
Q.D., QD, q.d., qd Daily
Q.O.D., QOD, q.o.d, qod Every other day
Every other dayEvery other day
Morphine sulfateMorphine sulfate in mg
Magnesium sulfateMagnesium sulfate in g
What list was written in an attempt to avoid transcription errors? Do Not Use (Joint Commission)
Identify how the "right drug" is maintained by the nurse Match with pixis; Match with MAR; and Match with patient
When receiving verbal orders, the nurse should ______ and ______ the order to ensure its accuracy Repeat and Verify
Trailing zero (X.0 mg) X
Lack of leading zero (.X mg) 0.X
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