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Commonly Used AcceptableMedical and HospitalAbbreviationsPrepared by:Jo Maree Pearl Oyco, RNMae G. Mallorca, RN, MAN
Time of Administrationac ---------- before meals(ante cibum)q4h----------every 4 hourspc----------after meals(post cibum)q6h----------every 6 hoursod----------daily/once a day(omni die)qd---------- everyday(quaque die)
Bid----------two times daily/twiceDaily/2xa day (bis in die)prn ---------- when necessary (pro renata)Stat---------- at once/immediately(statim)AM----------morning (ante meridiem)PM ---------- afternoon (post meridiem)Tid----------3x a dayQid ----------4x a day
h(hr) ---------hour(hora)OM----------each morningqhs---------at bed time(horasomni)Alt. ---------- alternate daysAlt her ---------- alternate nightM et N ---------- morning and nig
Alt nect ---------- alternate nightsq ---------- every(quaque)QOD ----------alternate day/ every otherdayq1h----------every hourq2h----------every 2 hours
Dosage and Applicationgtt----------drops (guttae)OS----------left eye (oculus sinister);kg ---------- kilogram, a thousand gramsOU---------- both eyesL. ----------a liter,IM ---------- intramuscularSC ---------- subcutaneous
IV---------- intravenousmL----------milliliter, a thousandth literNPO (NBM) ---nothing by mouthKSS------------------ Keep Set SterileNo. (#)----------numberKVO --------------- Keep Vein OpenID ----------intradermal
Preparation of DrugsAmp------------ampuleAmt ------------amountAq/H2O ----------- waterCap.-----------capsuleDist.------------distilledS. or Sig. ----give the followingdirectionsRx ----------take
C -----------withS -----------withoutOD-----------right eye (oculus dexter)OS-----------left eye (oculus sinister);overdoseOU-----------both eyesIV -----------intravenous
ACCEPTABLE INITIALS AND ABBREVIATIONSAdm-----------------admissionAbd.-----------------abdomenADL-----------------activities of daily livingAd Lib---------------as desired (ad libitum)Amb-----------------ambulatoryapprox.-------------approximately
CC------------------chief complaintC--------------------CelsiusCBC----------------complete blood countCl-------------------clientc/o-------------------complains ofCNS-----------------central nervous systemCSF------------------cerebrospinal fluidCO2-----------------carbon dioxide
BP -----------------blood pressureBR-----------------bed restBRP---------------bathroom privilegesBUN---------------Blood Urea NitrogenCldy----------------cloudyDAT---------------diet as tolerated
D & C-------------dilatation andcurettageDOA--------------dead on arrivalI & O--------------intake and outputLab----------------laboratoryLMP--------------last menstrual periodMeds--------------medicationMod ---------------moderateNeg ----------------negative

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Term
Fall
Professor
sam jane
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cough, Bathing, Bed Bath Beyond, persistent cough, Oculus

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