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/c

with

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CBR

complete bedrest

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CC

chief complaint

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CCU

Coronary Care Unit

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chol.

cholesterol

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CICU

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

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c/o

complaint of / care of

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COD

cause of death

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CPR

cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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CSICU

Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit

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DOB

date of birth

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Dx

diagnosis

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EHS

Emergency Health Services

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ER

Emergency Room

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Fx / #

fracture

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HOB

head of bed

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hs

bedtime / hour of sleep

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Ht.

height

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Hx

history

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H2O

water

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ICU

Intensive Care Unit

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I & O

intake and output

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IM

intramuscular

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K

potassium

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LPN

Licensed Practical Nurse

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MD

Medical Doctor

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BP

blood pressure

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Med.

Medicine / Medical Unit

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MN

midnight

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MRP

most responsible physician

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MSP

Medical Services Plan

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NKA

no known allergies

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NPO

nothing by mouth

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NYD

not yet diagnosed

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OB

Obstetrics

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OPD

Outpatient department

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OR

Operating Room

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P

pulse

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PACU

Postanesthesia Care Unit / Post-Anesthetic Care Unit

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PAR (R)

Postanesthesia Recovery (Room) / Post-Anesthetic Recovery (Room)

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pc (post-cibum)

after meals

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pp (post-prandial)

after meals

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PHN

Personal Healthcare Number

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po

by mouth

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POPS

Post-operative Pain Service

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prn

as necessary

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pt.

patient

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Q / q

every

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R

respirations

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RN

Registered Nurse

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ROM

range of motion

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RPN

Registered Psychiatric Nurse

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s

without

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SDS / ADS

same day surgery / admit day of surgery

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STAT

immediately (Latin "statim")

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Stoma RN

Enterostomal Therapy Registered Nurse

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Surg.

Surgical Unit

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T

temperature

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TLC

tender loving care

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TST

Transition Service Team

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Tx

treatment

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V/S

vital signs

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WHMIS

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

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Wt.

weight

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/\ (<------triangle)

change

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tasks performed at the bedside of in direct contact with the patient

clinical tasks

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a computerized program into which physicians directly enter patient orders; replaces handwritten orders on an order sheet or prescription pad

Computer Physician Order Entry (CPOE)

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a person licensed to practice medicine

Doctor (used interchangeably with Physician)

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the health care that a doctor prescribes in writing for a hospitalized patient

doctor's orders

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an electronic record of patient health information generated by one or more encounters in any care delivery setting

Electronic Medical Record

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EMR

Electronic Medical Record

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CPOE

Computer Physician Order Entry

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the health care team member who performs nonclinical patient care tasks for the nursing unit

Health Unit Coordinator (HUC) also may be called unit clerk or unit secretary

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divisions within the hospital that specialize in services

Hospital Departments

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tasks performed away from the bedside (indirect patient care)

nonclinical tasks

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the desk area of a nursing unit

Nurses' Station

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a group of nursing staff members who care for patients on a nursing unit

nursing team

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an area within the hospital that includes equipment and nursing personnel available for the care of a given number of patients

nursing unit

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nursing unit may also be referred to as: (5 others terms)

wing, floor, pod, ward, or station

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a person who receives health care, including preventive, promotional, acute and chronicm and all other services in the continuum of care

patient (pt)

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information such as guidelines for practice and hospital regulations found online or in a manual

policies and procedures

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a process used to communicate the doctor's orders to the nursing staff and other hospital departments; computers or handwritten requisitions are used

transcription

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equipment and services provided to patients in their homes to ensure comfort and care

home health

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supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families

hospice

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a variety of services often provided in nonhospital settings that help meet both medical and nonmedical needs of people with chronic illness or disability

long term care

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LTC

long term care