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Common Hospital Abbreviations From Health Care II Handouts:


3-hour early morning sputum collection right ear ("auris dextra") left ear ("auris sinistra") both ears ("auris uterque") before meals ("ante cibum") as desired ("ad libitum") absolute figures ampule age of gestation twice a day ("bis in die") body mass index breast self-examination Bilateral Tubal Ligation blood urea nitrogen biopsy culture and sensitivity carcinoma; cancer complete blood count complete bed rest with toilet privileges complete bed rest without toilet privileges cooled boiled water cardiopulmonary chest physiotherapy capillary refill time cerebrovascular accident chest x-ray dilatation and curettage discontinue; discharged 50% dextrose in water 5% dextrose in lactated ringer's solution 5% dextrose in normal saline solution 5% dextrose in water diet as tolerated deep breathing exercises dyspnea on exertion Diagnosis exclusive breastfeeding expressed breast milk encourage oral fluids Foley Bag Catheter - Close Drainage Unit fasting blood sugar full diet to watcher fetal heart rate French Fracture Gauge Glasgow Coma Scale gastrointestinal tract Drops genito-urinary tract at bedtime ("hora somni") Headache health teachings, anticipatory guidance, safety, security & spiritual, medications, incision care, nutrition, environment high back rest Hemoglobin intake and output ideal body weight intracranial pressure

3HEAMSC a.d. a.s. a.u. ac ad. Lib. AF amp AOG BID BMI BSE BTL BUN Bx C&S CA CBC CBR c TP CBR s TP CBW CP CPT CRT CVA CXR D&C D/C D50W D5LR D5NSS D5W DAT DBE DOE Dx EBF EBM EOF FBC-CDU FBS FDTW FHT Fr Fx g GCS GIT gtt GUT h.s. H/A HASMINE HBR HGB I/O IBW ICP

PEER ORIENTATION WORKSHOP (CIs Copy) IM IVF IVTT KPS KSS KUB KVO LBM LLQ LMP LOC LOF LUQ METHODS MGH MHBR MI ML MSCC MVA NABS NBS NCCF neb NGT NIL NOD NPO-PM NPO-PS NSS NSVD o.d. o.s. o.u. OD OGT OGTT ORS OTC PB pc PERRLA PL148 PLR PLT PNSS po post-BT PRN PTA PTB PTC PUD PUFT Px q 2H q 4H qH QID RLQ ROD RTC Intramuscular intravenous fluid intravenous through tubing kidney punch sign keep set sterile kidneys, ureters, bladder keep vein open loose bowel movement left lower quadrant last menstrual period level of consciousness limit oral fluids left upper quadrant medications, environment, treatments & visit to physician, health teachings, observable signs & symptoms, diet, spiritual may go home moderate high back rest myocardial infarction main line mid-stream clean catch motor vehicle accident normoactive bowel sounds newborn screening no chocolate-colored foods Nebule nasogastric tube not in labor nurse on duty nothing by mouth - post-midnight nothing by mouth - post-supper normal saline solution normal spontaneous vaginal delivery right eye ("oculus dexter") left eye ("oculus siniste") both eyes ("oculus uterque") once a day ("omni die") orogastric tube Oral Glucose Tolerance Test oral rehydration solution over the counter Piggyback after meals ("post-cibum") pupils are equally round and responsive to light and accommodation plasmalyte 148 lactated ringer's solution Platelet 0.9% sodium chloride solution by mouth ("per os") post - blood transfusion as needed ("pro re nata") prior to admission pulmonary tuberculosis prior to consultation Peptic Ulcer Disease pregnant uterus full-term Patient every two hours every four hours every hour four times a day ("quater in die") right lower quadrant resident on-duty round the clock

PEER ORIENTATION WORKSHOP (CIs Copy) RUQ Rx S.O.S. S/E - OPEH S/P S/S SBR SOB SQ ss. Sx T.S. TAHBSO TBSA TID TPN TPR TSB TSE TTS ttt TURP TWC U/A U/S URTI UTI UTZ V/S WCR right upper quadrant Prescription if needed ("si opus sit") stool exam - ova, parasite, Entamoeba histolytica status post signs and symptoms strict bed rest shortness of breath Subcutaneous one-half ("semis") Surgery to start Total Abdominal Hysterectomy with Bilateral SalpingoOophorectomy total burn surface area three times a day ("ter in die") total parenteral nutrition temperature, pulse & respiration tepid sponge bath testicular self-examination turn to sides Treatment transurethral resection of the prostate terminate when consumed Urinalysis ultrasound; ultrasonography upper respiratory tract infection urinary tract infection ultrasound; ultrasonography vital signs wheel chair ride

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Other Abbreviations (some may be used in CVGH only):


attending physician family medicine intern on-duty/family medicine intern in-charge family medicine resident on-duty/family medicine resident in-charge medical intern on-duty/medical intern in-charge medical resident on-duty/medical resident in-charge OB intern on-duty/OB intern in-charge OB resident on-duty/OB resident in-charge Ophtha intern on-duty/Ophtha intern in-charge Ophtha resident on-duty/Ophtha resident in-charge post-graduate intern surgical intern on-duty/surgical intern in-charge surgical resident on-duty/surgical resident in-charge significant other

AP FMIOD/FMIIC FMROD/FMRIC MIOD/MIIC MROD/MRIC OBIOD/OBIIC OBROD/OBRIC OIOD/OIIC OROD/ORIC PGI SIOD/SIIC SROD/SRIC S.O.

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Common Conversion Factors

COMMON CONVERSION FACTORS (LIQUIDS) HOUSEHOLD APOTHECARY 1 drop 1 minim (Mx) 15 to 16 gtts 15 to 16 Mx 1 tsp 1 fluid dram 1 tbsp fl. oz. 2 tbsp 1 fl. oz. 1 cup 6 fl. oz. 1 glass 8 fl. oz. 1 pint 16 fl. oz. METRIC 0.06 ml 1 ml 4 to 5 ml 15 to 16 ml 30 to 32 ml 180 ml 237, 240 or 250 ml 473, 480 or 500 ml

PEER ORIENTATION WORKSHOP (CIs Copy) 1 quart 1 gallon 32 fl. oz. 128 fl. oz. 946 ml or 960 ml or 1 L 3765, 3840 or 4000 ml

COMMON CONVERSION FACTORS (SOLIDS) HOUSEHOLD 1 grain (gr) 15.4 gr 1 oz. 1 lb 2.2 lbs APOTHECARY 1 gr 15 gr 480 gr 1.33 lbs 2.7 lbs METRIC 0.06 or 0.065 g 1g 28.35 g 454 g 1 kg

METRIC CONVERSIONS 1 milliliter 1000 milliliters 100 centiliters 10 deciliters 10 liters 100 liters 1000 liters 1000 micrograms 1000 milligrams 100 centigrams 10 decigrams 10 grams 100 grams 1000 grams 1 cubic meter 1 liter 1 liter 1 liter 1 dekaliter 1 hectoliter 1 kiloliter 1 milligram 1 gram 1 gram 1 gram 1 dekagram 1 hectogram 1 kilogram

TEMPERATURE CONVERSIONS F = [(1.8)(C)] + 32 C = (F 32) (0.555)

3.CVGH Medication Ticket System (also include parts of a medication ticket)


COLOR Red Orange Pink Yellow Blue White DEPARTMENT Surgery EENT Family Medicine Pediatrics Internal Medicine OB/Gyne MEDICATION TIMING OD BID TID QID; q4H PRN As specified

Prepared by: Gilbert C. Endriga, RN (June 2008)