Arnot Ogden Medical Center School of Nursing Nursing 102 Abbreviations / Symbols Abbreviation Meaning A&O alert and oriented Aa of each AAA abdominal aortic aneurysm abd abdomen ABG arterial blood gas a.c. before meals; before eating ACLS advanced cardiac life support AD advance directive ADA american diabetic assoc. diet ADH anti-diuretic hormone ADL activities of daily living ad lib freely, as desired adm admission ADR adverse drug reaction AES antiemboli stockings AF atrial fibrillation AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AK above the knee AKA above the knee amputation ALC alternate level of care a.m. morning ARDS acute respiratory distress syndrome ARF acute renal failure ASAP as soon as possible BE barium enema BK below the knee BKA below the knee amputation BM bowel movement BMI body mass index BMR basal metabolic rate BP blood pressure BPH benign prostatic hypertrophy b.p.m. beats per minute BRP bathroom privileges BUN blood urea nitrogen C centigrade CA cancer Ca calcium CABG coronary artery bypass graft CAD coronary artery disease R: 12/18 Abbreviation Meaning cath catheter
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- Winter '20
- Nursing, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Immunodeficiency, GTT