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Nurs. Abbreviations

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Section 1

Question Answer
labLaboratory
liqLiquid
lbPound
ozOunce
kgKilogram
MgMilligram
McgMicrograms
mLMilliliter
mEqMilliequivalent
specSpecimen
minMinute
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Section 2

Question Answer
IVIntravenous
IVPBIntravenous piggy back
NGNasogastric tube
NJNasojejunal tube
n/vNausea/Vomiting
LocLevel of conscience/loss of conscience
PERRLAPupils equal round and reactive to light and accomodation
PMHPast medical history
PSHPast surgical history
SHSocial history
Pt (pt)Patient
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Section 3

Question Answer
p (with a line over it)After
pPulse, para
p.c. Post Cibum (after meals)
PCAPatient controlled analgesia
perBy or through
nil (Ø)None
NKDANo known drug allergies
npoNothing per ora, by mouth
osMouth
p.o. Per os (by mouth)
pr or PRPer rectum
sl or SLSaline lock or Sublingual
s (with line over it)Without (sine)
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Section 4

Question Answer
noctNight
q.a.m. Every morning (Quaque ante meridiem, omni mane)
q.h.Every hour (quaque hora)
q. 2h, q 3h,....Every 2 hours, 3 hours
q.i.d. Four times a day (quater in die)
qsQuantity sufficient
t.i.d.Three times a day (ter in die)
p.r.n. When necessary (pro re nata)
RxTake, therapy
tabTablet
@At
Male
Female
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Section 5

Question Answer
LLQLeft lower quadrant
RUQRight upper quadrant
subcutSubcutaneaous
ROMRange of Motion
vsVersus
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Section 6

Question Answer
OROperating room
preopPre operative (ly)
postopPost operative (ly)
STATImmediately
RRRespiratory Rate
TPRTemperature, pulse, respirations
SOB (sob)Shortness of breath
VSVital signs
U/AUrinalysis
r/oRule out
SxSymptoms
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