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at

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a

before

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abd

abdomen

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ac

before meals

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ad lib

as desired

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ADL'S

activities of daily living

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AIDS

acquired immune deficiency syndrome

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AKA

above knee amputation

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am

morning

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amb

ambulate/walk

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amt

amount

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ax

axillary

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B&B

bowel and bladder

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BID

twice a day

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BKA

below knee amputation

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BM

bowel movement

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BP

blood pressure

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BR

bedrest

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BRP

bathroom privileges

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C

celsius

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c

with

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c/o

complaints of

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Ca

cancer

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cardio

heart

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cath.

catheter

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CBR

complete bedrest

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cc

cubic centimeter

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CCU

cardiac care unit

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cerebro

brain

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CHF

congested heart failure

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COPD

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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CPR

cardio pulmonary resuscitation

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CVA

cerebrovascular accident (stroke)

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DC/dc

discontinue

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DNR

do not resuscitate

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DOE

dyspnea on exertion

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Dx

diagnosis

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ED

emergency depart of room

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ETOH

alcohol

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F

Fahrenheit

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F/U

follow up

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FBS

fasting blood sugar

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FWB

full weight bearing

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fx

fracture

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GI

gastrointestinal

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GT

gastrostomy tube

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GTT

glucose tolerance test

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gtt

drop

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GU

genitourinary

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gyn

gynecology

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H

hour

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hepat

liver

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HAI

healthcare associated infection

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HIV

human immunodeficiency virus

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HOB

head of bed

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HOH

hard of hearing

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HS

hour of sleep/bedtime

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ht

height

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Hx

history

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hyper

above

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hypo

below

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ICU

intensive care unit

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inc.

incontinent

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IV

intravenous

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L

left/liter

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LE

lower extremity

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LOC

level of consciousness

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LPN

licensed practical nurse

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MD

medical doctor

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min

minute

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mL

milliliter

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MDS

methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus

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MS

multiple sclerosis

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NA

nursing assistant

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NAC

nursing assistant certified

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NAR

nursing assistant registered

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naso

nose

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NG

nasogastric

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NKA

no known allergies

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noc.

night

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NPO

nothing per mouth

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O2

oxygen

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OBRA

Omnibus budget reconciliation act

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OOB

out of bed

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OR

operating room

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os

opening or mouth

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OT

occupational therapy

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p

post

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pc

after meals

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per

by/through

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po

per mouth

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post op

after surgery

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PPE

personal protective equipment

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PRN

as necessary

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pt

patient

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PT

physical therapy

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Q

every

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Q2h

every 2 hours

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QH

every hour

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QID

4x a day

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