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a,Before

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ac,before meals

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ADL,activities of daily living

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Ad lib,as desired

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Amb./amb.,ambulate

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ASAP,as soon as possible

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ax.,axillary (armpit)

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BID/bid,Twice a day

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BM/bm,bowel movement

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BP or B/P,blood pressure

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BR,Bed Rest or Bathroom

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BRP,bathroom privileges

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c - (upperlined),with

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CA,Cancer

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CCU/ICU,critical care unit/ intensive care unit

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c/o,complains of

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CPR,cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CVA,cerebrovascular accident (stroke)

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d/c or dc,discontinue or discharge

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DO,Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

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Dr.,Doctor

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D/T, d/t,due to

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dx,diagnosis

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ECG/EKG,electrocardiogram

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ER/ED,emergency room, emergency department

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Fx,fracture

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hr,heart rate

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hs,hour of sleep (bedtime)

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H2O,water

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Ht./ht.,height

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Hx/hx,medical history

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I&O,intake and output

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IM,intramuscular

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IV,intravenous (into the vein)

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LPN,licensed practical nurse

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MD,medical doctor

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NA/CNA,Nurse assistant, certified nurse assistant

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noc,night

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NT/PCT,nurse tech/patient care technician

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O2,Oxygen

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O2 Sat,O2 Saturation

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OR,operating room (surgery)

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OT,occupational therapy

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Pulse Ox/PO2,pulse oximeter/oximetry

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R/T, r/t,related to

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GI,gastrointestinal

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C& DB,cough and deep breath

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DOB,date of birth

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HAI,Healthcare-associated infection

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HOB,head of bed

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L,left

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IS,Incentive Spirometer

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p (Upperlined),After (Post)

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pc (Upperlined),After meals

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PEDS,Pediatric

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per,through

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po,by mouth

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Preop,before surgery; preoperative

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Postop,after surgery; postoperative

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PRN,as needed

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Pt./pt.,Patient

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PT,physical therapy

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q (Upperlined),Every

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qh (Upperlined),Every Hour

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qd (Upperlined),Every Day

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q2h (Upperlined),Every 2 hours

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q3h (Upperlined),Every 3 hours

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q4h (Upperlined),Every 4 hours

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qhs (Upperlined),Every hour of sleep

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QID, qid,four times a day

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QOD, qod,every other day

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R,Right

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RN,registered nurse

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R/O, r/o,rule out

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ROM,range of motion (Joint exercises)

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RR/PACU,recovery room, post anesthesia care unit

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Rx,prescription

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s (Upperlined),without

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SCD's,sequential compression devices

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SOB,shortness of breath

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S/Sx,signs and symptoms

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STAT,immediately

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TID/tid,three times a day

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TPR,temperature, pulse, respiration

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