Medical Abbreviation

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AAA- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
ABG – Arterial Blood Gas(test)
ABDI- Ankle Brachial Pressure Index
ACBT-Active Cycle of breathing technique
ACT-Activated Clotting Time
AF – Atrial Flutter/Fibrillation
ALs- Activities of Living
AMI-Acute Myocardial Infarction
APR- Abdominal Perineal Resection
APTT – Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time
AS-Added Sounds
ASD-Atrial Septal Defect
ASL-Alternate Side Lying
AVR-Aortic Value Replacement
AW – Awaiting
AXR-Abdominal X-ray
BBS-Bronchial Breath Sounds
BC – Blood culture (test)
BD – Twice a day
B.I.D-Twice a day
BM- Blood Monitoring
BM-STIX:Measurement of Blood Glucose
BMI-Body Mass Index
BMR-Basic Metabolic Rate
BNO – Bowel Not Open
BO – Bowel Open
BP-Blood Pressure
BPM-Beats Per Minute
BPH – Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy or Hyperplacia
BSO- Bilateral Salpingo Oophorectomy
BrS-Breath Sound
CHF-Congestive Heart Failure
Caa++ Calcium Ion
Ca-LUNGS –Cancer Lungs
C/A-Clamatic Air Mattress
CAM-ICU-Confusion Assessment Method for the Intensive Care Unit CAP-Community Acquired Pneumonia
CABG- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts
CBC-Complete Blood Count
CBD- Catheter Bag Drainage.
CBG – Capillary Blood Gas
CCA- Continuing Care Assessment
CCF-Congestive cardiac failure
CF-Cardiac failure
CI-Cardiac Index
CIC-Central Intravenous Catheter
CIDP-Chronic inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
CKD- chronic Kidney Disease
CHB-Complete Heart Block
CMV-CytoMegaloVirus
CNS – Central Nervous System
CNS –Clinical Nurse Specialist
CO-Cardiac Output
CO- Complaining of
COPD-Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease
CP-Chest Pain
CF-Cystic Fibrosis
CPAP-Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
CPN- Community Psychiatric Nurse
CPP-Cerebral Perfusion Pressure
CPR-Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
CRF-Chronic Renal Failure
CRT-Cardiac Resynchrony Therapy
CRT-D-Cardiac Resynchrony Therapy with Defibrillator
CSF-Cerebro Spinal Fluid
CSU – Catheter Specimen of Urine
CT-Computed tomography
CTA-Computed tomography Angiograph
CTL-Controlled Ventilation
CVA-Cerebra Vascular accident
CVD-Cardio Vascular Disease
CVP-Central Venous Pressure
CVST-Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
CVVHD-Continuous Veno-Veno Haemodialysis
CVVHDF-Continuous Veno-Veno Haemofiltration
CXR- Chest x-ray

D Br-Deep Breathing
DN- District Nurse
DNAR-Do Not Attempt to Resuscitate
DP-Dorsalis Paedis
D+V-Diarrhoea and Vomiting
DVT-Deep Vein Thrombosis

ECG-Electro cardio graph
EEG-Electro Encephalo gram
EKG- Electro Cardio Graph
EMG-Electro Myo Graph
ERCP-Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio
Pancreatography
ESBL-Extended Spectrum Beta-Lactamose
ESR-Erthroylite Sedetation Rate
ETOH- (Alcohol Abuse)
EUA-Examination Under Anaesthetic
EVD-External Ventricular Drain
EVLN-Extra Vascular Lung Water
Exs-Exercises
Ext-ExtensionFBC- Full Blood Count
FER- Forced Expiratory rate
FEV-Forced Expiratory Volume
FF-Free Fluids
FIO2-Fraction of Inspired Oxygen
Flex-Flexion
FOB – Faecal Occult Blood
FR-Falls Risk
FVC-Forced Vital Capacity
FY1-Foundation Year 1 Doctor
FY2-Foundation Year 2 Doctor
GA-General Anaesthetic
GBS-Guillian Barre Syndrome
GCS-Glasco Coma Scale
GI-Gastro Intestinal
GTN-Glycerine Tri Nitrate
HAP- Hospital Acquired Pneumonia
Hb- Haemoglobin
HNPU-Has not passed urine
HPU-Has passed urine
HO-History of
HOCM-Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
HR-Heart rate
HTN-Hypertension
Hx – History
IABP-Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
ICP-Intercranial Pressure
IDDM-Insulin Dependent diabetic Mellitus
IHD-Ischemic Heart Disease
IM-Intra Muscular
INR -International NormaliziedRatio
ITBV-Inter Thoracic Blood Volume
IVAB-Intravenous Antibiotics.
IVI – Intravenous infusion
IVIG-intravenous immunoglobulin
JVG-Jugular Venous Pressure
LA-Local Anaesthetic
LAP-Left Anterior Descending
LCA-Left Coronary Artery
LFT-Liver Function Test
LIH-Left Inguinal Hernia
LL-Lower Lobe
LP- Lumbar Puncture
LPC-Liverpool pathway care
LOC-Loss of consciousness...
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