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Replying to:  has any one used a blackberry app for medical learning ? by MJimene25   May 5, 2012, 11:46 AM

Re: has any one used a blackberry app for medical learning ?

by MJimene25    May 28, 2012, 9:23 AM

also try Ac: before meals
ad lib: at will, as desired
adm: admission, admitted
ASAP: as soon as possible
Bid: twice a day
Bm: bowel movement
BP: blood pressure
BRP: bathroom privileges
C: Centigrade, Celsius
Cap: capsule
CC: chief complaint
cc: cubic centimeter
c/o: complains of
C02: carbon dioxide
CPR: cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CXR: chest x-ray
d/c: discontinue or discharge
ECG or EKG: electrocardiogram
EBL: estimated blood loss
ER: emergency room
F: Fahrenheit
Fb: foreign body
fx: fracture
gtt: drop-liquid measurement
H & P: history and physical
HR: heart rate
hr: hour
hs: hour of sleep (bedtime)
H20: water
i: 1
ii: 2
iii: 3
iv: 4
v: 5
I & O: intake and output
IDDM: insulin dependent diabetes mellitus
IV: intravenous
IM: intramuscular
Mg: milligram
Ml: milliliter
MVA: motor vehicle accident
NPO: nothing by mouth
NTG: nitroglycerin
O2: oxygen
OD: right eye
OS: left eye
OU: both eyes
post-op: postoperative (after surgery)
pre-op: preoperative (before surgery)
po: by mouth
pt: patient
prn: as needed
pc: after meals
qd: every day
qh: every hour
qid: four times a day
qod: every other day
Rx: prescription, treatment
sc/sq: subcutaneous
s: without
sx: symptoms
s/s: signs and symptoms
stat: immediately
SOB: short of breath
tab: tablet
TPR: temperature, pulse, respiration
vs: vital signs

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