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luxojopo's version from 2015-05-30 19:13

Section 1

Question Answer
AFibAtrial Fibrillation
AAAAbdominal aortic aneurysm
ABAbortion
abdAbdomen, Abdominal
ABGArterial Blood Gas
abxAntibotic
AMAAgainst medical Advice
AMI Acute Myocardial Infraction
AMSAltered mental status
approxApproximately
appyAppendectomy
ASAAcetylsaslicylic Acid (asprin)
Auto/Pedautomobile vs pedesterian
A&O x3Alert & Oriented x3 (person,place, time)
BBSBilateral Breath Sounds
BCP Birth control pill
bilatBilateral
BLEBilateral lower extremites
BMBowel movement
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Section 2

Question Answer
BPBlood Pressure
BSBowel sounds, breath sounds
BSGBlood sugar Glucose
BUE Bilateral upper extremites
CABGCoronary Arterial Bypass Graft
CADCoronary Arterial Disease
cathCatheter, catherization
CBCComplete blood count
CHFCongestive Heart Failure
CHIClosed Head Injury
chole Cholecystectomy
CMT Cervical Motion Tenderness
CNSCentral Nervous System
c/ocomplains of
CO2carbon dioxide
COPDChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPChest Pain
CPAPContinuous Positive Airway Pressure
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Section 3

Question Answer
CPRCardiopulmonary Resuscitation
C&Sculture and sensitivity
CSFCerebrospinal Fluid
CTAClear to Ausculation, CT Aniogram
CVCardiovascular
CVACerebrovascular Accident
CVAT Costovertebral angle
CXRChest X-ray
C-CollarCervical Collar
C-spineCervical Spinee
C-sectionCesarean section
d/cDiscontinue
DIPDistal Interphalangeal (joint)
DJDDegenerative Joint Disease
DKA Diabetic Ketoacidosis
DMDiabetes mellitus
DNRDo not reusciate
DTRDeep tendon reflex
DVT Deep vein thrombosis
Dx, dxdiagnosis
EKG (ECG)Electrocardiogram
EOMIExtra ocular movements intact
epiEpinephrine
EtOHEthyl Alcohol (consumption, dependency)
ETTEndotracheal Tube
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Section 4

Question Answer
FBForeign body
FHT fetal heart tone
FROMFull range of motion
FTN Finger-to-nose (coordination test)
FxFracture
F/UFollow up
GBGallbladder
GCSGlasgow coma scale
GERDGastro esophageal reflux disease
GSW Gunshot wound
HAHeadache
Hgbhemoglobin
HCTHematocrit
HTNHypertension
h/ohistory of
HRHeart Rate
HxHistory
HystHysterectomy
IBSIrritable bowel syndrome
ICDImplantable cardioverter- defibrillator
ICEIce, compression, elevation
ICH Intracranial hemorrhage
ICP Intracranial pressure
IMIntramuscular
IUPIntrauterine pregnancy
IVIntravenous
IVPBIntravenous piggy back
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Section 5

Question Answer
I&DIncision and Drainage
JVDJugular venous distension
KUBKidneys, urters, bladder (X-ray)
LLeft
lacLaceration
LBBBLeft bundle branch block
LFTLiver Function Test
LLQLeft Lower Quadrant
LMP Last Menstrual Period
LNMPLast Normal Menstrual Period
LOCLoss of Consciousness
LPLumbar Puncture
L-spine Lumbar spine
LUQ Left Upper Quadrant
LVH Left Ventricular Hypertrophy
MAEWMoves all extremites well
med, medsMedication, Medications
MIMyocardial Infraction
MIPMetacarpointerphalangeal (joint)
MVCMotor Vehicle Collision
NAD No Acute Distress
NCATNormocephalic, atraumatic
NGNasogastric
NH Nursing Home
NKA No known allergies
nl Normal
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Section 6

Question Answer
NPONothing per os (by mouth)
NRBNonrebreather (oxygen mask)
NSRNormal Sinus Rhythm
NTGNitrogylcerin
N/VNausea and Vomiting
N/V/DNausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
NVIDNeuroVascularly Intact Distally
NSNormal Saline
O2 oxygen
obsobserve
ODoverdose
OrthoOrthopedic; orthopedics
PA & LatPosteroanterior and lateral
palpPalpation
PCNPenicillin
PCPPrimary Care Physician
PEPulmonary embolism
PERRLApupils equal, round and reactive to light and accommodation
PIDPelvic Inflammatory Disease
PIPProximal interphalangeal (joint)
post-opPost operative
PPDPacks per day (cigarettes)
PRNAs needed
PtPatient
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Section 7

Question Answer
PTAPrior to Arrival
PTXPneumothorax
PUDPeptic Ulcer Disease
PVCPremature ventricular contractions
PVDPeripheral Vascular Disease
qEach, Every
q.d.Every day
q.h.every hour
q.h.sAt bedtime, every night
RRight
RA Room Air or Rheumatoid Arthritis
RBBBRight Bundle Branch Block
RBCRed Blood cells
respRespiration, respiratory
RICERest, Ice, Compression, elevation
RLQRight lower quadrant
R/ORule out
ROMRange of Motion
RRRespiratory Rate
RRRRegular rate and rhytm
RUQRight Upper Quadrant
Rxprescription
SBOsmall bowel obstruction
scopeArthroscopy, Endoscopy
scriptPrescription
SEMSystolic Ejection Murmur
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Section 8

Question Answer
SISacroiliac (joint)
SLRStraight-leg raise
SOBshortness of Breath
sonoSonogram
s/p status post
SPSuprapubic
SRSinus Rhythm
STAT, statAt once, immediately
STDSexually transmitted disease
StrepStreptoccoccus
SVTSupraventricular tachycardia
SxSymptons
tachyTachycardia
TIATransient Ischemic Attack
TMTympanic Membrane
trachTracheotomy, tracheostomy
T-spineThoracic spine
TIPTender to palpation
TxTreatment
UAUrinalysis
UDSUrine Drug Screen
URI Upper Respiratory Infection
USUltrasound
UTDUp to date
UTIUrinary Tract Infection
V-FIbVentricular Fibrillation
VSVital Signs
VSSVital Signs Stable
V-TachVentricular tachycardia
WBCWhite Blood Count
W/DWarm and Dry
WDWNWell developed, well-nourished
WNLWithin Normal Limits
YTDYear to date
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