Proximal interphalangeal joint PkB Prone knee bend Pku Phenylketonuria PL Perception of light Posterior lip augmentation device PLAx. Parasternal long axis Posterior lumbar intervertebral fusion PLO Pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy PLTS Platelets p.m. Afternoon PMB Post menopausal bleeding PMHx. Past medical history PMs. Passive movements P&N Pins and needles PN Parenteral nutrition PND Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation PO Per oral PO4 Phosphate POA Persistant occipito-anterior POD Progression of disease Post operative nausea & vomiting POP Plaster of paris Pos. Positive Post. Posterior Post Op. Post operation Pneumatic post amputation mobility aid PICC PLAD PLIF PNF PON&V PPAM aid
- 41 - abbreviation Definition PPH Post-partum haemorrhage Persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn Passive physiological intervertebral movements PPN Peripheral parenteral nutrition Pre-term premature rupture of membranes PPV Pars plana vitrectomy PR Per rectum Prem. Premature Premed. Premedication Pre Op Pre operation p.r.n. As required Prolonged rupture of membranes Prox. Proximal PRP Pan retinal photocoagulation Pressure regulated volume control PS Pulmonary stenosis PSA Prostatic specific antigen PSAx. Parasternal short axis PSIS Posterior superior iliac spine PSV Pressure support ventilation PSW Psychiatric Social Worker PSWD Pulsed short wave diathermy PT Prothrombin time PTA Post traumatic amnesia PTB Patella tendon bearing Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty PTSD Post traumatic stress disorder PTT Partial thromboplastin time Partial thromboplastin time kaolin Pu Passed urine PuD Peptic ulcer disease PuFA Polyunsaturated fatty acids PuJ Pelvic-ureteric junction PPHN PPIVM PPROM PROM PRVC PTCA PTTk
- 42 - abbreviation Definition Pulsed SWD Pulsed short wave diathermy Pul.V Pulmonary veins Pul.VI Pulmonary vein isolation PuO Pyrexia of unknown origin PV Per vagina Premature ventricular contraction PVD Peripheral vascular disease PVL Periventricular leucomalacia PWB Partial weight bearing PWD Posterior wall in diastole PWS Posterior wall in systole Q abbreviation Definition q.d.s./q.i.d. Four times daily Deflection on Ekg representing electrical activity Quads. Quadriceps R abbreviation Definition RA Right atrium RBBB Right bundle branch block RBC Red blood cells RBg Random blood glucose RC Roman Catholic RCA Right coronary artery RCC Red cell concentrate RCJ Radio-carpal joint RCN Registered Childrens Nurse RD Retinal detachment RDS Respiratory distress syndrome Re. Regarding Rec’d Received Recom. Recommended REE Resting energy expenditure Re.-ed. Re-educate PVC QRS
- 43 - abbreviation Definition Reg. Registrar Rehab. Rehabilitation REM Rapid eye movement Reps. Repetition Resp. Respiration Rev. Revision RFA Radio frequency ablation RgN Registered general Nurse Rh. Rhesus RhA. Rheumatoid arthritis RHS Right height sensation Rest, ice, compression, elevation RIF Right iliac fossa RIg Radiology inserted gastrostomy RIH Right inguinal hernia RIP
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 54 pages?
- Summer '13