What are some important abbreviations I should be familiar with? - page 3
What are some important abbreviations I should be familiar with as an LVN/LPN?... Read More
- 3Jan 10, '13 by HyperSaurus, RNLOL ( little old lady), FOS (full of ....).
Just kidding. We have a list of approved abbreviations for orders, but we also have abbreviations that we use for report and such.
Others we use include:
STD--spot the dot (our falls risk program--look for the yellow dot on the chart and door and look for the yellow falls risk wrist bands)
SOB--short of breath
ACHS--before meals and at hour of sleep
CA--cancer (half our unit is oncology, we get a lot of cancer patients)
NHP--nursing home placement
I usually write things out on the boards, "nothing by mouth," "up with assistance", and "falls risk" (could you imagine family reaction to STD on someone's board?)