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  1. by   Sleepyeyes
    ALF : Assisted Living Facility
    SNF: Skilled nursing facility
    NH: nursing home
    HHC: home health care


    AMI: acute Myocardial Infarction
    MI: Myocardial Infarct
    CABG: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
    PTCA: Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty, or angioplasty
    EF: ejection fraction
    PUD: peptic ulcer disease
    CVA: cerebrovascular accident (stroke)
    TIA: transient ischemic stroke


    EPI: epinephrine
    MSO4: morphine sulfate
    KCL: potassium chloride

    URI: upper respiratory infection
    UTI: urinary tract infection

    MRSA: methicillin-resistant staphlococcus aureas
    VRE: vancomycin resistant enterococcus
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Oct 20, '02
  2. by   adrienurse
    Very clever as usual Big Daddy!

    GNC(C) = Gerontological Nurse Certified Canada

    PCH -- Personal Care Home

    1:1 -- one on one care, one on one time
  3. by   stinkin1styear
    code?? I've seen it and I can guess its meaning but I would like to know for sure.:spin:
  4. by   mark_LD_RN
    AMA - advanced maternal age
  5. by   Youda
    code = cardiopulmonary resuscitation, short for a Code Blue, which is usually said over the intercom system in a hospital. Code Blue in room 304, or wherever.

    If someone "coded" it means they went into asystolie or stopped breathing, and a Code Blue was initiated.
  6. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by mark_LD_RN
    AMA - advanced maternal age
    Our AMA means: Against Medical Advice, as when a pt. leaves the hospital without dr. approval.
  7. by   spineCNOR
    how 'bout-

    AORN - Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

    CNOR- OR nursing certification

    CRNFA - certified registered nurse first assistant

    RNFA - registered nurse first assistant

    ORIF - open reduction, internal fixation
  8. by   cbs3143
    TMI - Too Much Information

    Used when a post provides more information than the reader wanted or feels comfortable reading. Frequently posted in jest however.

    Chuck
  9. by   c.wicks
    I don't believe this one appears in medical abbreviations in lower case form, but I created it for personal documentation to save time when referring to a nonspecific medical problem.
  10. by   RN2B2005
    Code Red: Fire
    Code Blue (some hospitals): Bomb or Bomb Threat

    The hospital and clinics I've worked at in a non-nursing capacity called resuscitation efforts a "code", with no colour designation. The "code team" was the PA announcement, as in "Code Team 2 South 207" (code team respond to floor 2, south wing, room 207). "Code team" is also the designation for personnel explicitly assigned to respond to medical emergencies.
  11. by   emily_mom
    Code Brown?
  12. by   zudy
    I used to work in a Catholic hosp where any diaster was announced as an "Ave Maria" I always liked that for some reason. I guess it seemed appropriate.
  13. by   nursemouse
    FRS = "Funky Rhythm Syndrome" (i.e. no clue what it is, but it appears to be perfusing and the patient appears to be alive...)
    CYA = "Cover your...ahem...you know...)

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