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P:

Plan, intervention plan, plan of care

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P.A.

Physician's assistant

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PA

Posterior/anterior

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para

Paraplegic

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pc

After meals

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PCL

Posterior cruciate ligament

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PE

Pulmonary embolus

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PEEP

positive end expiratory pressure

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per

By/through

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p.o.

By mouth

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PERRLA

pupils equal, round, reactive to light and accomodation

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P.H.

Past history

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p.m.

Afternoon

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PMH

past medical history

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PNF

proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation

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PNI

Peripheral nerve injury

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POMR

Problem-oriented medical record

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pos.

Positive

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poss

Possible

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post

Posterior

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post-op

After surgery(operation)

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PRE

Progressive resistance exercise

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pre-op

Before surgery(operation)

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prn

Whenever necessary, as often as necessary

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PROM

Passive range of motion

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PSIS

Posterior superior iliac spine

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PT

Physical therapy/therapist (used after therapist signature)

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PT/PTT

Prothrombin time/partial thromboplastin time

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Pt., pt

Patient

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PTA (1st definition)

Physical therapist assistant

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PTA (2nd definition)

Prior to admission

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PTB

Patellar tendon bearing

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PVD

Peripheral vascular disease

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PWB

Partial weight bearing

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P

Poor