[PT11] Approved Abbreviations and Symbols for Hospitals XYZ

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a.m.

morning

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AMA

against medical advice

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amb

ambulation, ambulating, ambulated,

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ANS

autonomic nervous system

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ant

anterior

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AP

anterior-posterior

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ARDS

adult respiratory distress syndrome

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ARF

acute renal failure

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AROM

active range of motion

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ASA

aspirin

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ASAP or asap

as soon as possible

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ASCVD

arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease

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ASHD

arteriosclerotic heart disease

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ASIS

anterior superior iliac spine

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assist.

assistance, assistive

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AVM

arteriovenous malformation

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B/S

bedside

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BBB

bundle branch block

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BE

below elbow

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BID or bid

twice a day

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bilat. or B

bilateral, bilaterally

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BK

below knee

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BM

bowel movement

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BOS

base of support

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BP

blood pressure

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bpm

beats per minute

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BR

bedrest

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BRP

bathroom privileges

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BS

breath sounds or bowel sounds

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BUN

blood urea nitrogen (blood test)

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C

centigrade

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C&S

culture and sensitivity

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c/o

complains of

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CA

cancer, carcinoma

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CABG

coronary artery bypass graft

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CAD

coronary artery disease

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cal

calories

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CAT

computerized axial tomography

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CBC

complete blood cell (count)

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CC, C/C

chief complaint

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CF

cystic fibrosis

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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cm

centimeter

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CMV

cytomegalovirus

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CNS

central nervous system

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CO

cardiac output

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CO2

carbon dioxide

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cont.

continue

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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COTA

certified occupational therapy assistant

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CP

cerebral palsy

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CPAP

continuous positive airway pressure

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CRF

chronic renal failure

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CSF

cerebrospinal fluid

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CV

cardiovascular

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CWI

crutch walking instructions

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CXR

chest x-ray

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Cysto

cystoscopic examination

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D/C

discontinued or discharged

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dept.

department

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DIP

distal interphalangeal (joint)

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DJD

degenerative joint disease

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DO

doctor of osteopathy

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DOB

date of birth

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DOE

dyspnea on exertion

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DTR

deep tendon reflex

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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Dx

diagnosis

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ECF

extended care facility

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ECG, EKG

electrocardiogram

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ED

emergency department

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EEG

electroencephalogram

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EENT

ear, eyes, nose, throat

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EMG

electromyogram, electromyography

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E.R.

emergency room

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eval.

evaluation

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ext.

extension

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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FEV

forced expiratory volume

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FH

family history

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flex

flexion

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FRC

functional residual capacity

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ft.

foot, feet (the measurement, not the body part)

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FUO

fever of unknown origin

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FVC

forced vital capacity

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FWB

full weight bearing

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fx

fracture

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GB

gallbladder

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GI

gastrointestinal

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g

gram

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GSW

gunshot wound

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GYN

gynecology

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h, hr.

hour

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H&H, H/H

hematocrit and hemoglobin

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H&P

history and physical

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h/o

history of

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HA, H/A

headache

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