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  • Only the following abbreviations have been approved for use in the body of a patient's chart

  • No abbreviations are permissable in either the summary nor on the admission and diagnosis form (Face Sheet), nor on the Physician's Order Form

  • Also permitted are the recognized and acknowledged abbreviations or symbols of chemistry, physics, mathematics, biochemistry, pharmacology, biology, and grammar

  • Abbreviations for governmental agencies closely associated with medical-social problems, such as ADC (aid to dependent children) are acceptable, but a legend is preferred because of the "relatively" frequent changes of the name of the agencies involved in medical-social care

  • All other abbreviations must be explained by a legend on each chart. For example, ASHD (arteriosclerotic heart disease) is accepted, ASCVD (arteriosclerotic cardiovascular heart disease is not accepted.)

Approved: Executive Committee of the Medical Staff

 

LEGEND OF ABBREVIATION

DEFINITION

 

 

 

A

A

apical

A-aDO2

A-a gradient

A2

second aortic sound

A&O

alert and oriented

AAA

suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm

AB

abortion, antibody or antibiotic inclusive

Abd

abdomen

ABG

arterial blood gas

ABI

ankle brachial index

ABO

blood types A, B, and O

ac

before meal(s)

AC

anterior chamber (ophthalmology)

AC

assist control

AC & BC

air conduction and bone conduction (as Weber's test)

ACEI

angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor

ACL

anterior cruciate ligament

ACLS

advanced cardiac life support

ACS

acute coronary syndrome

ACTH

adrenocorticotrophic hormone

AD

auris dextra-right ear

ADA

American Diabetic Association

ADH

antidiuretic hormone

ADHD

attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

ADL

activities of daily life

AF

afebrile, aortofemoral

AFB

acid fast bacilli

AFI

Amniotic fluid index

AFP

alpha-fetoprotein

AGA

appropriate for gestational age

A/G ratio

albumin-globulin ratio

AH

auditory hallucinations

AHF

antihemophilic factor

AHG

antihemophilic globulin

Al

aortic insufficiency

AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

AKA

above knee amputation

AKI

acute kidney injury

Alk phos

alkaline phosphatase

ALL

acute lymphocytic leukemia

Allo

allogenic

ALT

alanine transaminase (formerly SGPT)

ALTE

apparent life threatening event

AMA

against medical advice

Amb

ambulate

A2>P2

aortic 2nd heart sound is greater than pulmonic 2nd sound

A2<P2

aortic 2nd heart sound less than pulmonic 2nd sound

AML

acute myelogenous leukemia

Amp

ampule

ANA

anti-nuclear antibody

ANC

absolute neutrophil count

Ant Font

anterior fontanelle

Anti-

refers to an antibody to the antigen

Anti-HBc

antibody to hepatitis B core antigen

Anti-HCV

hepatitis C virus antibody

Anti-HIV

human immunodeficiency virus antibody

Anti-HTLC

human T-lymphotropic virus antibody

AODM

adult onset diabetes mellitus

A-P

abdomino-perineal (surgical)

AP

anteroposterior (obstetric)

APAP

acetaminophen

APS

adult protective services

APN

advanced practice nurse

ARC

aids related complex

ARI

acute renal injury

A&P

auscultation and percussion

ARDS

adult respiratory distress syndrome

AROM

active range of motion or artificial rupture of membranes

AS

aortic stenosis

ASA

aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) or American Society of Anesthesiologists

ASCVD

atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

ASD

atrial septal defect

ASO

antisteplolysin O

ASPD

antisocial personality disorder

AST

aspartate transaminase (formerly SGOT)

ATNR

asymmetric tonic neck reflex

AU

both ears

A & W

alive and well

ASAP

as soon as possible

ASRT

acute stroke response team

ATG

anti-thymocyte globulin

A-V

arteriovenous

AVB

atrioventricular block

AVI

atrial venous impulse

A-VO2

arteriovenous oxygen

AVM

arteriovenous malformation

Ax

axillary

 

 

 

B

BA-Pump 

Benadryl/Ativan pump

BBB R 

right bundle-branch block,

BBB L

left bundle-branch block

BC

bone conduction

BCI

burn center intensive care unit

BCP

birth control pills

BE

barium enema

BEE

basal energy expenditure

bid

twice a day

Bilat eq

bilaterally equal

BIPAP

 Bi-level positive air pressure

BJ protein

Bence-Jones protein

BKA

below knee amputation

BM

bowel movement, bone marrow

BMI

body mass index

BM & TT

bilateral myringotomy and tympanostomy tube

BMP

Basic metabolic profile

BMT

blood and marrow transplant

BN

billing number

BNP

Brain nateiuretic peptide

BOM

bilateral otitis media

BP

blood pressure

BPH

benign prostatic hypertrophy

Bpm

beats per minute

BPP

biophysical profile

BR

bedrest

BRP

bathroom privilege

BS

bowel sounds, breath sounds

BSA

body surface area

BSC

bedside commode

BSO

bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy

BTP

breakthrough pain

BUN

blood urea nitrogen

BUS

Bartholin, urethral and skene glands

BV

bacterial vaginosis

BW

body weight

bx

biopsy

 

 

 

C

c-section

cesarean section

c

with

C1,C2,etc.

cervical vertebra #1, #2, etc.

Ca

carcinoma (cancer)

Ca++

calcium

CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

CBC/DIFF

complete blood county/differential

CAD

coronary artery disease

cap

capsule

CAP

community acquired penumonia

CAPD

continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis

CBC

complete blood count

CBG

capillary blood gas

CCU

coronary care unit

CEA

carcinoembryonic antigen

CGM

continuous glucose monitoring (system)

CHF

congestive heart failure

CHI

closed head injury

CHO

carbohydrate

Chol

cholesterol

Cl

cardiac index

CIC

Cardiology Intensive Care Unit

CK

creatinine phosphokinase (formerly CPK)

CK/ISOS

creatine kinase/isoenzymes

CKMB

MB isoenzyme of creatine kinase

CM

case manager

CMG

cystometrogram

CML

chronic myelogenous leukemia

CMP

comprehensive metabolic panel

CMV

cytomegalovirus

CN

cranial nerves

CNS

central nervous system

C/O

complaining of

CO

constant observation

CO

cardiac output

COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CP

cerebral palsy, chest pain

C & P

cystoscopy & panendoscopy

CPAP

constant positive airway pressure

CPD

cephalo-pelvic disproportion

CPH

carbohydrate protein hydrolysate (dietary)

CPK

creatinine phosphokinase

CPM

continuous passive motion

CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

CPS

child protective services

CrCl

creatinine clearance

Creat

creatinine

CR

complete remission

CRP

C-reactive protein

Cru

complete remission unconfirmed

C & S

culture and sensitivity

C/S

cesarean section

CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

C-spine

cervical spine

CST

contraction stress test

CT scan

computerized tomography scan

CTA

clear to auscultation

CTI

Cardio Thoracic Surgery Intensive Care

CTS

cardiothoracic surgery

CTP

Cardio Thoracic Surgery Progressive Care

CTX

contraction

CV

cardiovascular

CVA

cardiovascular accident

cva

costovertebral angle

CVC

central venous catheter

CVP

central venous pressure, Cardiovascular Progressive Care

CVS

chronic villus sampling

CVVH

continuous veno-venous hemofiltration

CVVHD

continuous veno-venous hemodialysis 

CVVHDF

continuous veno-venous hemodialysis ultrafiltration

CXR

chest x-ray

 

 

 

D

D

dextrose

D&E

dilatation and evacuation

D1,D2,etc.

dorsal vertebra #1, #2, etc

db

decibel

DBP

diastolic blood pressure

DC

discontinue

DCI

door cellular infusion

D & C

dilatation and curettage

DD

dependent drainage

DH

developmental history

DI

diabetes insipidis

DIC

disseminated intravascular coagulation

DIP

distal interphalangeal

Diff

differential

DJD

degenerative joint disease

DKA

diabetic ketoacidosis

dl or dL

deciliter

DLI

donor lymphocyte infusion

DM

diabetes mellitus

DNI

do not intubate

DNR

do not resuscitate

D/O

disorder

DOA

dead on arrival

DOB

date of birth

DOE

dyspnea on exertion

DOS

day/date/of service/surgery

DP

dorsalis pedis

DPOA

durable power of attorney

DPT

diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough)

DRSG

dressing

DSM

dry skim milk

DTaP

diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis

DT's

delirium tremens

DTR

deep tendon reflex

DVT

deep venous thrombosis

DWI

diffusion weighted image

Dx

diagnosis

 

 

 

E

EBL

estimated blood loss

EBV

Epstein Barr Virus

ECASA

enteric coated aspirin

ECBV

extracorporeal blood volume

ECG

electrocardiogram

ECT

electro-convulsive therapy

ED

emergency department

EDC

expected date of confinement

EDVI

end diastolic volume index

EEG

electroencephalogram

EF

ejection fraction

EFM

electronic fetal monitoring

EENT

ears, eyes, nose, throat

EGD

esophagogastroduodenscopy

EGFR

Epidermal growth factor receptor

EJ

external jugular

EKG

electrocardiogram (see ECGT)

EMG

electromyogram

ENT

ear, nose, throat

EOB

edge of bed

EOM

extraocular movements

EP

electophysiological

ER

emergency room or estrogen receptor

ERCP

endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography

ERV

expiratory reserve volume

ESLD

end stage liver disease

ESR

erthrocyte sedimentation rate

ESRD

end stage renal disease

ESWL

extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

ET

endotracheal

ETOH

ethanol

EUA

examination under anaesthesia

EVD

external ventricular drain

ext

external

 

 

 

F

F

French (measurement of circumference)

FB

foreign body

FBS

fasting blood sugar

FEC

forced expiratory capacity

FECG

fetal electrocardiogram

FEF

forced expiratory flow

FEN

fluids, eletrolytes, nutrition

FEV1

forced expiratory volume at 1 minute

fFn

fetal fibronectin

FFP

fresh frozen plasma

FH

family history

FHR

fetal heart rate

FHT

fetal heart tones

FIB

fibrinogen

FiO2

fraction of inspired oxygen

FISH

fluorescence in situ hybridization

FLACC

face, legs, activity, cry, consolability

fob

foot of bed

F&M

flush & monitor

FRC

functional residual capacity

Freq

frequency

FS

frozen section

FSE

fetal scalp electrode

FSH

follicle stimulating hormone

FSBS

finger stick blood sugar

FSS

French steel sound (dilated to #24 FSS)

FTA test

fluorescent treponemal antibody test

FTN

full term nursery

FTND

full term normal delivery

FTSG

full thickness skin graft

F/U

follow-up

FUO

fever of unknown origin

FVC

forced vital capacity

fx

fracture

 

 

 

G

G

gravida

GA

gastric analysis or gestational age

GAD

generalized anxiety disorder

GAF

global assessment function

GB

gallbladder

GBS

Group B streptococcal

GC

gonorrhea

GCS

Glasgow coma scale

GCSF

granulocyte colony stimulation factor

GDM

gestational diabetes mellitus

GE

gastroenterostomy

GFR

glomerular filtration rate

GGTP

gamma-glutamyl transaminase peptidase

GH

growth hormone

GI

gastrointestinal

GJ

gastrojejunostomy

gluc

glucose

GMH

germinal matrix hemorrhage

G6PD

glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase

GPT

glutamic pyruvic transaminase

gr

grain

Grav 1, 2

pregnant, one time, two times, etc.

GSW

gunshot wound

GTT

glucose tolerance test

gtt

drop

GU

genitourinary

GvHD

graft vs host disease

GYN

gynecologic

 

 

 

H

h

hour(s)

HA

headache

HAA

hepatitis-associated antigen

HBA1c

glycosylated hemoglobin

HBO

hyperbaric oxygen

HBsAg

hepatitis B surface antigen

HBV

hepatitis B virus

HC

head circumference

HCG

human chorionic gonadotropin

HCHG

prefix for change records in EPIC

HCT

hematocrit

HCTZ

hydrochlorothiazide

HD

hemodialysis

HDL

high density lipoprotein cholesterol

HCVD

hypertensive cardiovascular disease

HEENT

head, eyes, ears, nose, throat

HELLP

hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets

HEME

hematological, hematology

HEPA

high efficiency particulate air

Hgb

hemoglobin

H/H

hemoglobin/hematocrit

5-HIAA

5-hydroxyindolacetic acid

HI

homocidal ideation

HIB

hemophilus influenza B

HIV

human immuno deficiency virus

HJR

hepatojugular reflux

HLA

human leukocyte antigen

HLF

heparin lock flush

HLIV

heplock intravenous

H/O

history

HOB

head of bed

hpf

high power field

HPI

history of present illness

HPIG

hepatitis B immunoglobulin

HR

heart rate

HRRR

heart regular rate and rhythm

HRT

hormone replacement therapy

hr(s)

hour(s)

hs

at bedtime

HSV

herpes simplex virus

ht

height

HTN

hypertension

Hx

history

 

 

 

I

IABP

intraaortic balloon pump

IC

inferior clavicle

ICP

intracranial pressure

ICU

intensive care unit

ID

infectious disease, identification

I & D

incision and drainage

IDDM

insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

IHSS

idiopathic hypertrophic, subaortic stenoses

IJ

internal jugular

IM

intramuscular

IMV

intermittent mandatory ventilation

INH

isoniazide (an antituberculosis drug)

INR

international normalized ratio

int

internal

I & O

intake and output

IPOC

interdisciplinary plan of care

IPPB

intermittent positive pressure breathing

IPPD

intermediate purified protein derivative

IQ

intelligent quotient

IRDM

insulin-resistant diabetes mellitus

ITP

idiopathic thromocytopenic purpura

IUFD

intrauterine fetal death

IUGR

intrauterine growth retardation

IUP

intrauterine pregnancy

IUPC

intrauterine pressure catheter

IV

intravenous

IVC

intravenous cholangiogram

IVF

intravenous fluid

IVH

intraventricular hemorrhage

IVP

intravenous pyelogram

 

 

 

J

JODM

juvenile onset diabetes mellitus

JVD

jugular venous distension

JVR

juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

 

 

 

K

17-Kgs

17-ketogenic steroids

17-KS

17_keosteroids

KOH

potassium hydroxide

KUB

kidney, ureter and bladder

KVO

keep vein open

 

 

 

L

L

Left

L1, L2, etc

lumbar vertebra #1, #2, etc.

L & A

light and accommodation

LA

left atrium

LAD

leftaxis deviation or left anterior descending

LAF

laminar air flow

LAR

limited attempt at resuscitation

LC

living children

LCT

long chain triglyceride (dietary, metabolic)

LAP

left atrial pressure or leukocyte alkaline phosphatase

LD

lactic dehydrogenase (formerly LDH)

LDA

lines, drains, airways

LD/ISOS

lactate dehydrogenase/isoenzymes

LDL

low density lipoprotein cholesterol

LDR

labor delivery recovery unit

LE

lower extremity

LFD

low fat diet (dietary)

LFT

liver function test

LGA

large for gestational age

LIP

lymphocytic interstial pneumonia

LLE

left lower extremity

LLL, LUL

left lower lobe, left upper lobe (lung)

LLQ, LUQ

left lower quadrant, left upper quadrant (abdomen)

LLSB

left lower sternal border

LMA

laryngeal mask airway

LMA

left mentum anterior

LMP

last menstrual period

LMT

left mentum transverse

LND

lymph node dissection

LOA,LOP,

left occipito-anterior, posterior,

LOC

level of consciousness

LOF

loss of fluid

LOT

transverse (obstetric)

LP

lumbar puncture

LR

lactated ringer's

LR-RBC

leukoreduced red blood cells

LSA,LSP,

left sacrum anterior, posterior, or

LST

transverse (obstetric)

LSTL

laparoscopic tubal ligation

LTAC

long term acute care

LTC

long term care

LTCS

low transverse cesarean section

LTV

long term variability

LUE

left upper extremity

LVEDP

left ventricular end diastolic pressure

LVH

left ventricular hypertrophy

 

 

 

M

MA

mental age

MAC

monitored anesthesia care
or Mid America Cardiology

MAE

moves all extremities

MAO

monamine oxidase

MAP

mean arterial pressure

MAR

medication administration record

MAST

military (medical) anti-shock trousers

MBC

maximum breathing capacity

MCH

mean corpuscular hemoglobin

MCHC

mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration

MCL

midclavicular line

MCP

meta carpal phalangeal

MCT

medium chain triglyceride (dietary)

MCV

mean corpuscular volume

MDD

major depressive disorder

MDI

metered dose inhaler

MDR

minimum daily requirement

Meds

medications

M/E ratio

myeloid/erythroid ratio

METS

metabolic equivalence

MH

menstrual history

MI

myocardial infarction 
or mitral insufficiency

min(s)

minute(s)

MICU

Medical Intensive Care Unit

ml or mL

milliliter

MLE

midline episiotomy

mmol

millimole

MMEF

maximum mid expiratory flow

MMPI

Minnesota multiphasic personality inventory

MMR

measles, mumps, rubella

MOM

milk of magnesia

6-MP

6-mercaptopurine

MR

metnal retardation

MRA

magnetic resonance angiogram

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

MRND

modified radical neck dissection

MRSA

Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccoccus Aureus

MSD

matched sibling donor

MTX

methotrexate

MUD

matched unrelated donor

MVA

motor vehicle accident

MVG

mixed venous blood gas

MVI

multi-vitamin injection

MVV

maximum voluntary ventilation

 

 

 

N

NA

not applicable

neg

negative

NAD

no active disease

NC

Nasal cannula

ng

nanogram

NG tube

nasogastric tube

NIBP

noninvasive blood pressure

NICU

neonatal intensive care unit

NIDDM

non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

NIF

negative inspiratory force

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NMv

nasal intermittent mandatory ventilation

NKDA

no known drug allergies

NMB

neuromuscular blockade

NMDP

Natinal Marrow Donor Program

NNP

neonatal nurse practitioner

NOS

not otherwise specified

NPH

insulin, form of

NPN

nonprotein nitrogen

NPO

nothing by mouth

nr

non-reactive

NS

normal saline

NSAID

nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug

nsg

nursing

NSI

Neuroscience intensive care unit

NSICU

neurosurgery intensive care unit

NSR

normal sinus rhythm

NSVT

normal sinus ventricular tachycardia

NST

carcinoma of no special type

NSTEMI

non ST elevation segment myocardial infarction

N & T

nose and throat

NST

Non-stress test

NTE

not to exceed

NTG

nitroglycerin

NTS

nasotracheal suction

 

 

 

O

O2%

O2 percent

OA,OLA,

occiput anterior, right or left,

OCD

obsessive compulsive disorder

OCT

oxytocin challenge test

OPC

oral polio vaccine

ORP

anterior, posterior

OB

obstetrics

OD

oculus dexter (right eye), overdose

OCF

occipitofrontal circumference

OCG

oral cholecstogram

OG

oral gastric

17-OH

17 hydroxysteroid

OM

otitis media

OOB

out of bed

OP

occiput posterior

O & P

ova and parasites

OPD

outpatient department

OR

operating room

ORIF

open reduction internal fixation

OSA

obstructive sleep apnea

OS

oculus sinister (left eye)

OT

occupational therapy

OTC

over the counter

OU

oculus uterque (both eyes-each eye)

 

 

 

P

P

pulse or para

p

after

P2

pulmonic second sound

P & A

percussion and auscultation

PA

posterior anterior, pulmonary artery

PAC

premature atrial contraction

PACU

post anesthesia care unit

PAS

pulmonary artery systolic

pAO2

alveolar oxygen

paO2

peripheral arterial oxygen content

PAP

pulmonary artery pressure

PAPRS

powered air purifyinh respirator system

Para 1, 2,etc.

a woman having borne one child, two,etc. (obstetric)

PAT

paroxysmal atrial tachycardia

PB

peripheral blood

pc

after meal(s)

PCO2

carbon dioxide pressure or tension

PCA

patient controlled analgesia

PControl

pressure control

PCP

pneumocystitis carinii pneumonia, primary care provider

PCR

polymerase chain reaction

PCU

progressive care unit

PCW

pulmonary capillary wedge

PCWP

pulmonary capillary wedge pressure

PCXR

portable chest x-ray

PD

progressive disease

PDA

patent ductus arteriosus

PDD

pervasive developmental disorder

PD&C

postural drainage and clapping

PE

pulmonary embolus, pulmonary edema

PEG

percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

PEP

positive expiratory pressure

PEEP

positive end expiratory pressure

PEGL

percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

PERL

pupils equal, reactive to light

PERRLA

pupils equal, round and react to light and accommodation

PET

positive emission tomography

PF

peak flow

PFT

pulmonary function tests

PG-oral

prostaglandin oral

PG-gel

prostaglandin gel

PI

pulmonic insufficiency present illness

PICC

peripheral intravenous central catheter

PICU

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

PID

pelvic inflammatory disease

PIH

pregnancy induced hypertension

PIP

proximal interphalangeal, peak inspiratory pressure

PKU

phenylketonuria

PLT

platelet

PMH

past medical history

PMI

point of maximum impulse physiological monitoring and instrumentation

PMN

polymorphonuclear leukocye (neutrophil)

PMP

previous menstrual period

PNC

peripheral nerve catheter

PND

paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea

PNP

pediatric nurse practitioner

PO

postoperative, phone order

PO4

phosphorus

po

by mouth

POCT

point of care testing

POD

post op day

pos

positive

post-op

post operation

pp

postpartum

PP

postprandial

PPD

purified protein derivative

PPS

palliative performance scale

PPV

positive pressure ventilation

pr

by rectum, given rectally

PR

progesterone receptor

pre-op

pre-operation

prn

as needed, as the occasion arises

PRBC

packed red bloood cells

PRO

protein (dietary)

proc

procedures

PROM

passive range of motion or premature rupture of membranes

PPROM

preterm premature rupture of membranes

PS

pulmonary stenosis

P:S

polyunsaturated fat: saturated fat

PSA

prostatic specific antigen

PSP

phenolsulfonphthalein

PSupport

pressure support

PSVT

paroxysmal supra ventricular tachycardia

PSY

psychiatry

Psych

psychiatry

pt

patient

PT

physical therapy, prothrombin time posterior tibial

PTA

plasma thrmoboplastin antecedent

PTC

plasma thromboplastin component

PTH

parathyroid hormone

PTHC

percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram

PTSD

posttraumatic stress disorder

PTT

partial thromboplastin time

PUBS

percutaneous umblical blood sampling

PUD

peptic ulcer disease

PVC

premature ventricular contraction

PVD

peripheral vascular disease

PVR

pulmonary vascular resistance

 

 

 

Q

q

every

QC

quality control

q6h

every six hours

qid

four times a day

 

 

 

R

R

right

RR

respiratory rate or respirations

RA

room air, right atrium

RAD

right axis deviation

RAI-uptake

radioactive iodine uptake

RAP

right atrial pressure

RBC

red blood cell (erythrocyte)

RBS

random blood sugar

RDA

recommended daily allowance

RDS

respiratory distress syndrome

Res

resident physician

Retic

reticulocyte

RFA

radiofrequency ablation

Rh

rhesus factor in blood

RIA

radiommunoassay

RISA

radioactive iodine serum albumin

RLE

right lower extremity

RLL, RUL, RML

right lower lobe, right upper lobe, right middle lobe (lung)

RLQ, RUQ

right lower quadrant, right upper quadrant (abdomen)

RMA

right mentum anteriror

RMP

right mentum posterior

RMT

right mentum transverse

R/O

rule out

ROA, ROP,

right occipito-anterior, posterior, transverse (obstetric)

ROT

 right occipito-transverse (obstetric)

ROM

range of motion or rupture of membranes

ROS

review of systems

RPE

registered perceived evertion

RPF

renal plasma flow

RPR

rapid plasma reagin

RQ

VCO2/VO2

RRT

rapid response team

RSA, RSP,

right sacrum anterior, posterior, transverse (obstetrics)

RSBI

rapid shallow breathing index

RT

rubella titer, respiratory therapy

RTC

return to clinic

RUE

right upper extremity

r units

roentgen units

RV

residual volume: right ventricle

Rx

prescription treatment

 

 

 

S

s

without

S1, S2, etc.

sacral vertebra #1, #2, etc.

SA

sinoatrial

SAB

spontaneous abortion

SaO2

oxygen

SARS

severe acute respiratory syndrome

SBE

subacute bacterial endocarditis

SBP

systolic blood pressure

SC

superior clavicle

SCD

sequential compression device

SCM

sternocleidomastoid

SCUF

Slow Continuous Ultrafiltration

sed rate

sedimentation rate

SEPS

subdural evacuation port system

Set Vt

set tidal volume

SFA

superficial femoral artery

SG

specific gravity

SGA

small for gestational age

SGOT

serum glutamic oxalacetic transaminase (see AST)

SGPT

serum glutamic pyruvic transaminase (see ALT)

SH

social history

SI

suicidal ideation

SIADH

syndrome of inappropriate ADH

SICU

Surgical Intensive Care Unit

SL

aublingual

SLE

systemic lupus erythematosus

SMR

submucous resection

SNF

skilled nursing facility

SNL

sentinel lymph node

SO

significant other

SOA

shortness of air

SOB

shortness of breath

sol

solution

Sono

sonogram

SOP

Standard of Practice

S/P

status post

sp gr

specific gravity

SQ

subcutaneous

SROM

spontaneous rupture of membranes

S/S

signs and symptoms

SSRI

selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor

Stat

statim (at once)

STD

skin test dose or sexually transmitted disease

STG

subtotal gastrectomy

STSG

split thickness skin graft

STV

short term variability

Subq

subcutaneous

Susp

suspension

SV

stroke volume

SVD

spontaneous vaginal delivery

SVE

sterile vaginal exam

SVI

stroke volume index

SVR

systemic vascular resistance

SVT

supraventricular tachycardia

SW

social worker

SX

symptoms

 

 

 

T

T1, T2,

thoracic vertebrae

T & A

tonsillectomy & adenoidectomy

TAB

therapeutic abortion

tab

tablet

TAH

total abdominal hysterectomy

TAM

total active movement

TB

tuberculosis

TBI

traumatic brain injury

TBSA

total body surface area

TBV

total blood volume

T Bili

total bilirubin

T & C

type and cross

TCBD

turn, cough, deep breath

Tc-99m

technetium 99m

Tc-SC

technetium 99m sulfur colloid

TD

tardive dyskinesia

Td

tetanus

TE

tissue expanders

TEE

transesophageal echo

Temp

temperature

TENS

transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation

T (Temp)

temperature

TF

tube feedings

THA

total hip arthroplasty

THC

marijuan (do not use MJ)

Theoph

theophylline

T & H

type and hold

TIA

transient ischemic attack

TIBC

total iron binding capacity

TICU

Transplant Intensive Care Unit

tid

three times a day

TKO

to keep open

TLC

total lung capacity

TLSO

thoracic lumbar sacral orthosis

TM

tympanic membrane

Tmax

maximum temperature

TMJ

tempromandibular joint

Tn

normal intraocular tension

TO

telephone order

TOF

train-of-four

TORCHS

toxoplama, rubella, cytomegalovirus

Toxo

toxoplasma

tPA

tissue plasminogen activator

TPI

treponema pallidum immobilization

TPM

total passive movement

TPN

total parenteral nutrition

TPR

temperature, respiration and pulse

T-Prot

total protein

TRA

to run at

TRO

to run over

TSH

thyroid stimulating hormone

T-Spine 

thoracic spine

TTN

transient tachypnea of newborn

TTP

thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura

TTS

twin to twin transfusion syndrome

TURP

transurethral resection of the prostate

 

 

 

U

UA

urinalysis

UC

uterine contraction

UCHD

usual childhood diseases

UDS

urine drug screen

UE

upper extremity

UGI

upper gastrointestinal

UO

urine output

UPJ

ureteropelvic junction

UPP

urethral pressure profile

URI

upper respiratory infection

US

ultrasound

UTD

up to date

UTI

urinary tract infection

UVJ

ureterovesical junction

 

 

 

V

V-A

vagotomy and antrectomy

VAS

visual analog scale

VBAC

vaginal birth after cesarean section

VBG

venous blood gas

VCG

vectorcardiogram

VCUG

voiding cystourethogram

VD

venereal disease

VDRL

venereal disease research laboratory

VE

minute ventilation

V-GE

vagotomy and gastroenterostomy

VH

visual hallucinations

VMA

vanilmandelic acid

VNC

vesical neck contraction

VCO2

carbon dioxide consumption

VO

verbal order

VOD

veno-occulsive disease

VO2

oxygen consumption

V-P

vagotomy and pyloroplasty

V/Q

ventilation-perfusion

VRE

Vancomycin resistant enterococcus

VS

vital signs

VSD

ventricular septal defect

VSS

vital signs stable

VT

ventricular tachycardia

VV

vesicovaginal

VZV

variceua zoster virus

 

 

X

X

times

 

 

W

W

water

WB

whole blood

WBC

white blood cell or white blood cell count

WC

wheelchair

w/d

well developed

WDL

within defined limits

WFL

within functional limits

WIC

women, infant, and children supplemental food program

WISCR

wechsler intelligence scale for children revised

w/n

well nourished

WNL

within normal limits

wt

weight

W/U

work-up

 

 

 

Y

YO

years old