Intro. to Nursing – Abbreviations Quiz 1

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A
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Axillary
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AAMR
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American Association on Mental Retardation
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AARP
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American Association of Retired Persons
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ABC
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Airway, Breathing, Circulation
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ABCD
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Airway, Breathing, Circulation, Defibrillation
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ABGs
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Arterial blood gases
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ACS
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Acute coronary syndrome
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ACTH
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Adrenocorticotropic hormone
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AD
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Alzheimer’s disease
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ADA
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Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990
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ADEAR
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Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
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ADH
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Antidiuretic hormone
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ADL
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Activities of daily living
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AE
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Antiembolism, anti-embolic
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AED
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Automated external defibrillator
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AFB
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American Foundation for the Blind
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AFO
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Ankle-foot orthosis
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AHA
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American Hospital Association; American Heart Association
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AIDS
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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
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AIIR
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Airborne infection isolation room
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ALF
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Assisted living facility
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ALR
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Assisted living residence
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ALS
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
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AMD
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Age-related macular degeneration
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AMI
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Acute myocardial infarction
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ANA
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American Nurses Association
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Ap
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Apical
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BLS
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Basic Life Support
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BP
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Blood pressure
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BPD
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Borderline personality disorder
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BPH
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Benign prostatic hyperplasia
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BRP
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Bathroom privileges
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C
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Centigrade; Celcius
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CAD
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Coronary artery disease
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CBC
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Complete blood count
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CCRC
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Continuing care retirement community
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CDC
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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CEU
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Continuing education unit
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CHF
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Congestive heart failure
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cm
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Centimeter
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CMG
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Case mix groups
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CMS
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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CNA
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Certified nursing assistant; certified nurse aide
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CNS
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Central nervous system
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CO2
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Carbon Dioxide
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COPD
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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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CP
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Cerebral palsy
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CPR
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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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C-section
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Cesarean section
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CVA
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Cerebrovascular accident
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CXR
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Chest x-ray
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DASH
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Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension
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DD
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Developmental disability
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DNR
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Do not resuscitate
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DON
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Director of nursing
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DRG
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Diagnosis-related groups
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DS
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Down syndrome
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DV
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Daily Value
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ECG
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Electrocardiogram
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ECHO
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Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity
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ED
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Erectile dysfunction
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EKG
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Electrocardiogram
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EMS
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Emergency Medical Services
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EMT
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Emergency medical technician
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EPA
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Environmental Protection Agency
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EPHI, ePHI
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Electronic protected health information
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ET
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Endotracheal
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F
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Fahrenheit
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FBAO
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Foreign-body airway obstruction
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FDA
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Food and Drug Administration
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GED
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General equivalency diploma
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GERD
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease
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GH
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Growth hormone
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GI
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Gastrointestinal
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gtt
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Drops
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gtt/min
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Drops per minute
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HAI
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Healthcare-associated infection
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HBV
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Hepatitis B virus
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Hg
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Mercury
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HHRG
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Home health resource groups
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HIPAA
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
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HIV
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Human immunodeficiency virus
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HMO
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Health maintenance organization
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I&O
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Intake and output
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ICU
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Intensive care unit
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ID
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Identification
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IDCP
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Interdisciplinary care planning
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IQ
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Intelligence quotient
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IV
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Intravenous, intravenous infusion
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JC
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Joint Commission
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JRA
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Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
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L/min
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Liters per minute
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LNA
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Licensed nursing assistant
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LPN
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Licensed practical nurse
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LVN
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Licensed vocational nurse
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MCI
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mild cognitive impairment
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MDRO
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Multidrug-resistant organism
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MDS
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Minimum data set
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MI
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Myocardial infarction
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MID
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Multi-infarct dementia
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mL
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Milliliter
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MLT
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Medical laboratory technician
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mm
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Millimeter
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mm Hg
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Millimeters of mercury
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MRSA
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Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureas
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MS
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Multiple sclerosis
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MSDS
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Material safety data sheet
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NAD
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National Association of the Deaf
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NANDA
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North American Nursing Diagnosis Association
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NATCEP
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Nursing assistant training and competency evaluation program
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NCSBN
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National Council of State Boards of Nursing
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NFLPN
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National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses
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NG
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Nasogastric
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NIAAA
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National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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NIDCD
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National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
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NIMH
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National Institute of Mental Health
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NPO
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Non per os; nothing by mouth
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NREM
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No rapid eye movement
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O2
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Oxygen
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OASIS
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Outcome and Assessment Information Set
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OBRA
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Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987
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OCD
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Obsessive-compulsive disorder
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OPIM
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Other potentially infectious materials
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OR
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Operating room
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OSHA
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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oz
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Ounce
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PACU
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Post anesthesia care unit
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PASS
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Pull the safety pin, aim low, squeeze the lever, sweep back and forth
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PDA
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Personal digital assistant
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PEG
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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
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PHI
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Protected health information
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PICC
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Peripherally inserted central catheter
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PPE
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Personal protective equipment
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PPO
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Preferred provider organization
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PTSD
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Post-traumatic stress disorder
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PVS
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Persistent vegetative state
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RA
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Rheumatoid arthritis
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RACE
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Rescue, alarm, confine, extinguish
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RAPs
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Resident assessment protocols
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RBC
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Red blood cell; red blood count
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REM
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Rapid eye movement
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RN
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Registered nurse
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RNA
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Registered nurse aide
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ROM
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Range of motion
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RRT
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Rapid Response Team
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RUG
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Resource utilization groups
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SARS
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome
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SCA
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Sudden cardiac arrest
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SCD
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Sequential compression device
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SIDS
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Sudden infant death syndrome
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SMI
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Sustained maximal inspiration
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SNF
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Skilled nursing facility
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SpO2
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Oxygen saturation
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SSE
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Soapsuds enema
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STD
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Sexually transmitted disease
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TB
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Tuberculosis
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TBI
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Traumatic brain injury
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TED
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Thrombo-embolic disease
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TH
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Thyroid hormone; thyroxine
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TIA
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Transient ischemic attack
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TPN
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Total parenteral nutrition
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TPR
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Temperature, pulse, and respirations
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TRS
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Telecommunications Relay Services
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TSH
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Thyroid-stimulating hormone
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TTD
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Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf
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TTY
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Teletypewriter
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TURP
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Transurethral resection of the prostate
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USDA
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United States Department of Agriculture
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UTI
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Urinary tract infection
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VF
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Ventricular fibrillation
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V-Fib
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Ventricular fibrillation
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VR
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Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus
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WBC
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White blood cell
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WMSD
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Work-related musculoskeletal disorder
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abd
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abdomen
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AC; a.c.
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before meals
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ad lib
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as desired
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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; amb
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ambulate; ambulatory
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amt
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amount
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ap; AP
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apical
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BE
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barium enema
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BKA
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below-the-knee amputation
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BM; bm
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bowel movement
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BP
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blood pressure
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Ca; 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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CBR
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complete bed rest
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C/O; c/o
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complains of
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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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drsg
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dressing
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Dx
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diagnosis
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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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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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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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ht
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height
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hx
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history
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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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LOC
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level of consciousness
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lt
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left
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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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neg
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negative
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noc
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night
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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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os
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mouth
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OT
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occupational therapy
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PC; p.c.
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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, through
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PM
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afternoon
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PO; po
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by mouth; orally
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postop; post-op
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postoperative; post-operative
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preop; pre-op
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preoperative; pre-operative
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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; 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
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every 2 hours
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q3h
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every 3 hours
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R
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rectal temperature; respiration; right
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L
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left; liter
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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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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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SOB
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shortness of breath
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Spec; spec
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specimen
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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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TLC
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tender loving care
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TPR
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temperature, pulse, and respirations
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tsp
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teaspoon
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U/a; U/A; u/a
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urinalysis
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UTI
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urinary tract infection
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VS; vs
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vital signs
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w/c
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wheelchair
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wt
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weight

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