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AAO

Awake
Alert
Oriented

1

ACO

Alert
Conscious
Oriented

2

A&O x3

Alert & Oriented to person, place, & time

3

AAA

Abdominal
Aortic
Aneurysm

4

ABC

Airway
Breathing
Circulation

5

ACLS

Advanced Cardiac Life Support

6

ALS

Advanced
Life
Support

7

ASA

Acetylsalicylic Acid (Aspirin)

8

ABD

Abdomen (Abdominal)

9

AMT

Amount

10

Approx.

Approximately

11

AMS

Altered
Mental
Status

12

AMA

Against
Medical
Advice

13

AFIB

Atrial Fibrillation

14

BP

Blood Pressure

15

BVM

Bag-valve Mask

16

BS

Breath Sounds

17

BILAT

Bilateral

18

BSC&=

Breath sounds clear & equal

19

C-Spine

Cervical spine

20

CA

Cancer

21

CVA

Stroke

22

CHF

Congestive heart failure

23

CSF

Cerebrospinal fluid

24

COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

25

CNS

Central nervous system

26

CPR

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

27

C-Section

Cesarean section

28

CC

Chief complaint

29

cc

Cubic centimeters

30

C/O

Complaining of...

31

CAO x4

Conscious
Alert
Oriented x4

32

DOA

Dead on arrival

33

DT

Delirium tremens

34

DX

Diagnosis

35

DKA

Diabetic ketoacidodis

36

DNR

Do not resuscitate

37

ETOH

Ethanol (or drinking alcohol)

38

ET

Endotrachel

39

EGTA

esophageal gastric tube airway

40

EKG

Electrocardiogram

41

EDP

Emotionally
Disturbed
PT

42

FX

Fracture

43

FB

Foreign
Body

44

GSW

Gunshot
Wound

45

GYN

Gynecology

46

HTN

Hypertension (high blood pressure)

47

HX

History

48

HEENT

Head
Eyes
Ears
Nose Throat

49

IV

Intravenous

50

ICU

Intensive
Care
Unit

51

LOC

Level of Consciousness

52

LUQ

Left
Upper
Quadrant

53

LLQ

Left
Lower
Quadrant

54

L&D

Labor & Delivery

55

LAT

Lateral

56

LSC=BILAT

Lund sound clear and equal on both sides

57

MAST

Military
Anti-Shock
Trousers

58

MI

Myocardial
Infraction
(Heart attack)

59

MVA

Motor
Vehicle
Accident

60

MED

Medicine
(Medication)

61

NC

Nasal Cannula

62

NSR

Normal
Sinus
Rhythm

63

NRM

Nonrebreather Mask

64

NKM

No
Known
Medications

65

NKA

No
Known
Allergies

66

N/V

Nausea & Vomiting

67

N / V / D

Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea

68

NKDA

No
Known
Drug
Allergies

69

PMHX

Past
Medical
History

70

PT

Patient

71

PE

Pulmonary Edema

72

PVC

Premature Ventricular Contraction

73

PEARL

Pupils active and reactive to light

74

RX

Medicine

75

RLQ

Right Lower Quadrant

76

RUQ

Right Upper Quadrant

77

RXN

Reaction

78

SOB

Shortness of breath

79

SX

Symptom

80

SZ

Seizure

81

T

Temperature

82

TIA

Transient
Ischemic
Attack
(Mini-stroke)

83

TX

Treatment

84

VS

Vital Signs

85

YO

Years Old

86

Positive

87

Negative

88

~

Approximately

89

▶️ or >

Greater Than

90

◀️ or <

Less Than

91

=

Equal

92

⬆️ (Arrow Up)

Increased

93

ā

Before

94

_
p
(Line above the P)

After

95

_
C
(Line above the C)

With

96

_
S
(Line above the S)

Without

97

(Symbol disappeared?)

Change

98

®

Right

99

⬇️
(Arrow Down)

Decreased

100

Female

101

Male

102

Ψ or ψ

Psychiatric

103

Therefore