CNA Abbreviations

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abd
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Abdomen
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a.c.
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before meals
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ADL
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Activities of Daily Living
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ad lib
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as desired
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AIDS
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acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
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AKA
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above-the-knee amputation
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AM
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Morning
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amb
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ambulate; ambulatory
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amt
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amount
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ap
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apical
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bid
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twice a day
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BE
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barium enema (x-ray)
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BKA
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below-the-knee amputation
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BM
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bowel movement
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BP
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blood pressure
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BRP
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bathroom privileges
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c with line one top
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with
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C
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centigrade; Celsius
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CA
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cancer
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CABG
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coronary artery bypass graft
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cal
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calories
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cath
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catheter
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CBC
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complete blood count
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CBR
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complete bed rest
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CDC
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CNA
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certified nursing assistant
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c/o
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complains of
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CPR
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cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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CNS
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central nervous system
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CS
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central service; central supply
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DOA
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dead on arrival
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DOE
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dyspnea on exertion
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DON
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director of nursing
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drsg
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dressing
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Dx
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diagnosis
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ECG;EKG
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electrocardiogram
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EEG
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electroencephalogram
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EENT
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eyes, ears, nose, and throat
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ER
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emergency room
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F
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Fahrenheit
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FBS
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fasting blood sugar
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fl;fld
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fluid
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Fx
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fracture
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FUO
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fever of unknown origin
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gal
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gallon
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GB
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gallbladder
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GI
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gastrointestinal
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GU
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genitourinary
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h;hr
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hour
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H2O
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water
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HIV
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human immunodeficiency virus
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ht
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height
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hx
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history
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ICU
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intensive care unit
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I&O
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intake and output
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IV
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intravenous
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L
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left, liter
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Lab
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laboratory
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lb
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pound
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liq
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liquid
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LLQ
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left lower quadrant
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HA
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headache
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NV
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vomiting, nausea
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px
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stomach pain
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1oz
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30cc
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LOC
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level of consciousness
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LPN
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licensed practical nurse
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lt
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left
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LVN
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licensed vocational nurse
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LUQ
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left upper quadrant
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meds
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medications
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mid noc
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midnight
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min
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minute
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ml
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milliliter
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NA
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nursing assistant
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neg
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negative
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noc
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night
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NPO
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nothing by mouth
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O2
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oxygen
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OB
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obstetrics
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OOB
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out of bed
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OR
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operating room
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os
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mouth
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OT
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occupational therapy
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oz
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ounce
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pc
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after meals
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PCA
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patient controlled analgesia
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Peds
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pediatrics
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per
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by, though
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pm
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afternoon
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po
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by mouth, orally
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postop, post op
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postoperative
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preop, pre op
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preoperative
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prep
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Preparation
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prn
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when necessary
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pt
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patient
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PT
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physical therapy
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q
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every
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qh
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every hour
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q2h, q3h, etc
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every 2 hours etc
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qid
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four times a day
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R
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rectal temperature; respiration; right
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RBC
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red blood cell; red blood count
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RLQ
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right lower quadrant
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r/o
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rule out
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RN
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registered nurse
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ROM
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range of motion
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RR
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Recovery room
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rt
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right
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RUQ
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right upper quadrant
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s
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without
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SNF
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skilled nursing facility
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SOB
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shortness of breath
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spec
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specimen
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SSE
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soapsuds enema
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stat
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at once, immediately
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tbsp
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tablespoon
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tid
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three times a day
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TLC
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tender loving care
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TPR
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Temperature, pulse, and respiratoins
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tsp
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teaspoon
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u/a
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urinalysis
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UTI
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urinary tract infection
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VS
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vital sighns
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WBC
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white blood cell, white blood count
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w/c
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wheel chair
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wt
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weight

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