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OT Abbreviations and Terminology

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OT
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Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapist
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OTR
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Registered Occupational Therapist
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COTA
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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
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OTA
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Occupational Therapy Assistant
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OTAS
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Occupational Therapy Assistant Student
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PRN, prn
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As needed” or “As required
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EBP
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Evidence Based Practice
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LTG
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Long Term Goal
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WBC
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White Blood Cell
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RBC
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Red Blood Cell
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MD
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Medical Doctor or Muscular Dystrophy
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AE
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Adaptive Equipment
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DME
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Durable Medical Equipment
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HEP
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Home Exercise Program
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DC
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Discharge
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CC
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Chief Complaint
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Dx
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Diagnosis
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Hx
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History
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H&P
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History and Physical
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PM & R
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Physical, Medicine & Rehab
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PERRLA
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Pupils Equal Round Reactive to Light Accommodation
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SLP
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Speech Therapy or Speech Therapist
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PT
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Physical Therapy or “Physical Therapist
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Psy
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Psychology Therapist
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pt
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Patient
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CMH
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Current Medical History
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PMHx
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Past Medical History
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unremarkable
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nothing is wrong with the area tested
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FIM
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Functional Independence Measurement
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AHCCCS
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AZ Health Care Cost Containment System
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IDEA
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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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HCPCS
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Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
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CPT
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Current Procedural Terminology
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AMA
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American Medical Association
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MPFS
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Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
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ICD
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Internal Classification of Diseases
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CVA
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Cardiovascular Accident (aka stroke)
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TBI
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Traumatic Brain Injury
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MS
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Multiple Sclerosis
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SCI
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Spinal Cord Injury
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PNI
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Peripheral Nerve Injury
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CSF
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Cerebral Spinal Fluid
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CP
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Cerebral Palsy
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MG
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Myasthenia Gravis
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ALS
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (aka Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
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FAROM
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Functional Active Range of Motion
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PROM
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Passive Range of Motion
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AROM
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Active 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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ER
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External Rotation
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IR
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Internal Rotation
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dev
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Deviate
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BM
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Bowel Movement
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CAD
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Coronary Artery Disease
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BUE
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Both Upper Extremities
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CHF
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Congestive Heart Failure
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COPD
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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CTS
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Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
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DIP
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Distal Interphalangeal
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PIP
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Proximal Interphalangeal
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MDS
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Minimal Data Set
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MI
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Myocardial Infarction (aka heart attack)
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NWB
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Non-Weight Bearing
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OA
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Osteoarthritis
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RA
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Rheumatoid Arthritis
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OSHA
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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PTA
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Physical Therapy Assistant
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PTSD
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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PWB
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Partial Weight Bearing
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Rx
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Prescription
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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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TIA
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Transient Ischemic Attack (aka mini stroke)
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UE
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Upper Extremity
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LE
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Lower Extremity
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WC
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Wheelchair
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PAM
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Physical Agent Modality
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Ther Ex
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Therapeutic Exercise
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Sx
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Symptoms
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JRA
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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
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BSC
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Bedside Commode
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SPT
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Stand Pivot Transfer
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Mod (A)
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Moderate Assistance
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Min (A)
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Minimal Assistance
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Max (A)
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Maximum Assistance
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(I)
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Independent
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Dep; (D)
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Dependent
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Mod (I)
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Moderate Independence
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SPV
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Supervision
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SU
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Set Up
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CG
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Contact Guard
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FWW
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Front Wheel Walker
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4WW
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Four Wheel Walker
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TTB
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Tub Transfer Bench
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VC
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Verbal Cue
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(A)
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Assist
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EOM
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Edge of Mat
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EOB
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Edge of Bed
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(B)
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Both
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SBT
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Sliding Board Transfer
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CDC
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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HOB
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Head of Bed
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FOB
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Foot of Bed
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MSDS
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Materials Safety Data Sheets
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AFO
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Ankle Foot Orthosis
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KAFO
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Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis
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SPC
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Single Point Cane
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CABG
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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
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WBAT
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Weight Bearing as Tolerated
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TKA
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Total Knee Arthroplasty
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THA
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Total Hip Arthroplasty
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ORIF
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Open Reduction Internal Fixation (aka hardware)
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LTG
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Long Term Goal
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STG
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Short Term Goal
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MOHO
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Model of Human Occupation
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OTPF
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Occupational Therapy Practice Framework
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DJD
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Degenerative Joint Disease
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PWOD
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People Without Disabilities
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PWD
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People With Disabilities
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SBA
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Stand By Assist
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ADL
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Activities of Daily Living
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IADL
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Instrumental Activities of Daily Living
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AIDS
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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
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HIV
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus
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BLT
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Bending Lifting Twisting
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CARF
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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
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CMS
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Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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CPM
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Continuous Passive Motion
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CNS
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Central Nervous System
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EHR
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Electronic Health Record
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HIPPA
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Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
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HBV
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Hepatitis B Virus
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ICF
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International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health
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JCAHO
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Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization
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MAE
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Mobility Assistive Equipment
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MRADL
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Mobility Related Activities of Daily Living
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PHI
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Protected Health Information
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POMR
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Problem Oriented Medical Record
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Pt
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Patient
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PPE
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Personal Protective Equipment
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QI
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Quality Improvement
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RTS
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Rehabilitation Technology Supplier
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SOAP
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Subjective Objective Assessment Plan
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tx
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Treatment
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TKR
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Total Knee Replacement
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THR
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Total Hip Replacement
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WHO
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World Health Organization
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WS
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Work Simplification
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EC
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Energy Conservation
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JP
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Joint Protection
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FOR
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Frame Of Reference
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TLSO
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Thoracolumbar Sacral Orthosis
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Primary
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Secondary
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x1
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Of 1 person
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MTP
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Metatarsophalangeal
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BRP
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Bathroom precautions
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TBSA
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Total body surface area
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HO
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Heterotopic Ossification
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DM
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Diabeted Mellitus
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PVD
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Peripheral vascular disease
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AAA
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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
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PPS
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Prospective Payment System
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ITP
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Individualized Treatment Plan
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IEP
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Individualized Education Plan
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RAI
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Resident Assessment Instrumnet
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MDS
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Minimum Data Set
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POC
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Plan of Care
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OASIS
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Outcome and Assessment Information Set
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D.A.P.
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Data, Assessment, Plan
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B.I.R.P.
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Behavior, Intervention, Response, Plan
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P.I.R.P.
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Problem/Purpose, Intervention, Response, Plan
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S.I.R.P.
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Situation, Intervention, Response, Plan