CNA Medical Abbreviations

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abd

abdomen

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ABR

absolute bedrest

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ac, a.c.

before meals

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ad lib

as desired

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ADLs

activities of daily living

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adm.

admission

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AIDS

acquired immuno-deficiency syndrome

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amb

ambulate, ambulatory

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amt

amount

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ap

apical

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AROM

active range of motion

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ASAP

as soon as possible

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as tol

as tolerated

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ax.

axillary (armpit)

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BID, b.i.d.

2 times a day

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BM

bowel movement

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BP, B/P

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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BSC

bedside commode

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c

with

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C

celsius

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CA

cancer

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cath.

catheter

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CBC

complete blood count

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CBR

complete bedrest

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CCU

cardiac care unit, cardiovascular care unit

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CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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C. diff

Clostridioides difficile

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CHF

congestive heart failure

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ck (checkmark symbol)

check

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cl liq

clear liquid

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CMS

Centers for Medi-care and Medicaid Services

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CNA

certified nursing assistant

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CNS

central nervous system

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c/o

complains of, in care of

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CS

Central Supply

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident, stroke

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CVP

central venous pressure

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CXR

chest x-ray

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DAT

diet as tolerated

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DM

diabetes mellitus

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DOA

dead on arrival

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DOB

date of birth

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DON

director of nursing

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Dr., DR

doctor

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drsg

dressing

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DVT

deep vein thrombosis

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Dx, dx

diagnosis

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ECG, EKG

electrocardiogram

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EMS

emergency medical services

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ER

emergency room

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exam

examination

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F

Fahrenheit

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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FF

force fluids

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ft

foot

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F/U, f/u

follow-up

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FWB

full weight-bearing

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FYI

for your information

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geri chair

geriatric chair

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GI

gastrointestinal

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H2O

water

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h, hr, hr.

hour

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H/A, HA

headache

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HBV

hepatitis B virus

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HHA

home health aide

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HIPAA

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

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HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

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HOB

head of bed

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ht

height

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HTN

hypertension

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hyper

above normal, too fast, rapid

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hypo

low, less than normal

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ICU

intensive care unit

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inc

incontinent

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I&O

intake and output

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isol

isolation

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IV, I.V.

intravenous (within a vein)

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L, lt

left

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lab

laboratory

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lb.

pound

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lg

large

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LOC

level of consciousness

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LPN

licensed practical nurse

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LTC

long-term care

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LTCF

long-term care facility

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LVN

licensed vocational nurse

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MD, M.D.

doctor of medicine

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MDS

minimum data sheet

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meds

medications

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MI

myocardial infarction

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min

minute

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mL

millilters

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mm Hg

millimeters of mercury

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mod

moderate

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