CNA

Peri-Care
Perineal care
Ad lib
as desired
ADLs
Activities of Daily Living
amb
ambulate
ambulatory
amt
Amount
as tol
as tolerated
ax
axillary (armpit)
BID
b.i.d
Twice daily (2x/day)
BM
Bowel movement
BP
B/P
Blood pressure
BRP
Bath room privileges
BSC
Bedside commode
cath
catheter
CPR
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CVA
Cerebrovascular accident
(Stroke)
CHF
Congestive heart failure
DNR
do not resuscitate
c/o
complaints of
Dx
Diagnosis
FF
force fluids
ft
feet
hs, HS
Hours of sleep
hyper
high
hypo
low
I & O
intake and output
LTC
Long term care
lb

Kg

pounds

kilograms

oz

ml
cc

ounce

milliliter
cubit centimeter

NKA
No known allergies
NPO
Nothing by mouth
OOB
out of bed
PO
by mouth
PPE
Personal Protective Equipment
PRN
prn
As needed, when necessary
S&S
S/S
Signs and Symptoms
(obj) (subj)
OOB
Out of bed
SOB
Shortness of breath
STAT
now, immediately
spec.
specimen
TB
Tuberculosis
T or temp
Temperature
TPR
Temperature, pulse, respirations
VS
Vital Signs
UTI
Urinary tract infection
W/C
w/c
Wheelchair
Wt
Weight
COPD
Chronic Obstructive pulmonary disease
c. diff
Clostridium difficile
NWB
Non weight bearing
PWT
Partial weight bearing
IV
Intra venous
HTN
Hypertension (high BP)
HBV or HepB
Hepatitis B virus
mmHg
millimeters of mercury
Units of measurement for BP
MRSA
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (resistant form of bacteria)
OBRA
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act

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