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Occupational Therapy Assistant Abbreviations

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A (with circle)
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Assistance
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a (with line)
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before
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AAROM
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Active assisted range of motion
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abd
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abduction
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add
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adduction
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ADD
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attention deficit disorder
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ADHD
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attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
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ADLs
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activities of daily living
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AFO
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ankle foot orthrosis
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AEA
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above elbow amputation
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AKA
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above knee amputation
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AMA
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against medical advise
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ant
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anterior
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AROM
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active range of motion
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BADLs
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basic activities of daily living
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BEA
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bellow elbow amputation
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BKA
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bellow 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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c (with line)
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with
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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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CAD
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coronary artery disease
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CBC
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complete blood count
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CGA
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contact guard assist
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CHF
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congestive heart failure
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CHT
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certified hand therapist
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CMC
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carpometacarpal
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c/o
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complains of
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COPD
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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
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COPM
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Canadian occupational performance measure
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CPAP
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continuous positive airway pressure
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CPM
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continuous passive motion
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CRPS
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complex regional pain syndrome
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CTD
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cumulative trauma disorder
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CVA
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cerebrovascular accident
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D (with circle)
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Dependent
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DIP
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distal ineerphalangeal
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DME
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durable medical equipment
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DNR
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do not resuscitate
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DOB
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date of bearth
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DPT
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doctor physical therapy
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DRG
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diagnostic related groups
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DVT
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deep vein thrombosis
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Dx
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diagnoses
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ECG
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electrocardiogram
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ECHO
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echo-cardiogram
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ECT
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electroconvulsive therapy
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EHR
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electronic health record
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EOB
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edge of bed
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ER
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external rotation; emergency room
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e-stim
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electrical stimulation
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ETOH
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Alcohol
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ext
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extension
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F
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fair
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RIM
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functional independence measure
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flex
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flexion
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FM
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fine motor
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f/u
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follow up
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FWB
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full weight bearing
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PWB
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partial weight bearing
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TTWB
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toe-touch weight bearing
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Fx
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fracture
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G
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good 4/5
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MVA
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motor vehicle accident
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GSW
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gun shot wound
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HBV
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hippitatis B virus
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HEP
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Home exercise program
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HHA
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home health aide
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HOB
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head of bed
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HR
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heart rate
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PR
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pulse rate
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HS
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bedtime
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BID
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twice daily
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Hx
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history
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IADLs
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Instrumental activities of daily life
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IEP
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Individual educational program
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IR
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Internal rotation
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KAFO
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knee ankle foot orthosis
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R (with circle)
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right
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UE
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upper extremities
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STG
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short term goals
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Max
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maximum
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MCP
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metacarpal
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MET
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Basel metabolic equivalent
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MMT
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manual muscle testing
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MSW
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master social work
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N/A
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not applicable
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WBQC
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Wide base quad cane
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NKDA
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no known drug allergy
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NPO
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nothing by mouth
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NWB
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non weight bearing
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OOB
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out of bed
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PAM
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physical agent modality
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PPS
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prospective payment system
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RET
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resistive exercise training
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PROM
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passive range of motion
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pt
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patient
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RA
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Rheumatoid arthritis
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S (with circle)
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Supervision
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SBA
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Stand by assist
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SOC
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start of care
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THA
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Total hip arthroplasty
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TIA
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Transient ischemic attack
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Tx
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treatment
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URI
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upper respiratory infection
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v.o.
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verbal orders
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WBAT
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weight bearing as tolerated
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WNL
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within normal limit
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QD
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once a day
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HTN
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hypertension
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PMH
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Patient medical history
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I&A
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input and output
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IM
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intramuscular
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IV
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intravenous
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L (with circle)
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left
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LE
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lower extremity
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LTG
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long term goal
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mod
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moderate
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MDS
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minimal data set
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MI
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mycardial infarction
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MS
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multiple sclerosis
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N
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normal
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NBQC
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narrow base quad cane
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NKA
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no known allergy
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NMES
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nueromuscular electrical stimulation
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NSAID
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non steroid anti-inflammatory drugs
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OA
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osteoarthritis
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ORIF
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Open reduction internal fixation
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P (with line)
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after/post
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PRE
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progressive resistance exercise
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PRN
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as needed
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SROM
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self range of motion
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R/O
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rule out
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s (with line)
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without
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SCI
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spinal cord injury
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SOB
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Side of bed
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TEDS
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thrombotic disease stalking
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THR
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total hip replacement
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t.o.
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telephone order
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UA
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urine analysis
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UTI
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urinary tact infections
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VS
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vital signs
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WFL
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within functional limits