New Glossary Feature - Glossary Terms needed

  1. We just added a Glossary option to the site to help with all the Nursing lingo and tech lingo used online. Hopefully you will find this helpful.

    Click here for the Glossary Terms

    We have already added several terms/abbreviations that are commonly used on this BB and nursing terms, but we need your help to populate the list to make it more useful.

    Please post your suggestions to this thread, please include the Term and its definition.

    also, please feel free to post any feedback as well Thanks
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  2. 62 Comments

  3. by   mattcastens
    Here's one that we use in our unit, though not much anywhere else:

    A-C x #

    Aorta to coronary artery (bypass) times #
  4. by   hoolahan
    LVN Licensed Vocational Nurse
    CNA Certified Nursing Assistant
    HHA Home Health Aide (sometimes aka CHHA with Certified in front); can also mean Home Health Agency
    PCA Pt controlled anesthesia and/or Personal Care assistant
  5. by   RNatlast
    on our ortho unit we use WBAT(weight bearing as tolerated) SBA(stand by assist) ADAT (advance diet as tolerated) are these the kinds of terms/abreviations that you're looking for? if so i can post the rest of them
  6. by   Brian
    Originally posted by RNatlast
    on our ortho unit we use WBAT(weight bearing as tolerated) SBA(stand by assist) ADAT (advance diet as tolerated) are these the kinds of terms/abreviations that you're looking for? if so i can post the rest of them
    RNatlast,

    Any nursing lingo that is used is welcome Thanks!

    Thanks to everyone for posting your suggestions, this will be an ongoing "work in progress" project.
  7. by   P_RN
    http://www.vh.org/Providers/ClinRef/...eviations.html

    Virtual Hospital is my favorite medical abbv. site.
    ---
    http://directory.google.com/Top/Refe...aries/Medical/
    GOOGLE also has a bunch of resources

    As far as ortho:
    ONC=orthopaedic nurse certified (me )

    TKA /THA= total knee/hip arthroplasty (replacement)

    Hemi-arthroplasty=...only one of the components

    Neer= a total shoulder mfg & its procedure

    "pod" = ortho surgeon

    DOS=day of surgery

    POD 1,2,3 etc=post op day one, two etc. nowdays is the same as day of surgery most elective procedures

    "monkey bar" the overhead trapeze bar

    airsplint=trade name for a velcro ankle splint using air pockets for stability

    P
  8. by   night owl
    Here's a few off the top of my head,

    b/c = because

    CMT = Certified Med Tech (not all states have them)

    s/s = signs & symptoms

    H/A = headache

    Hx = history

    rt or res = resident

    ~Michele

    PS - PITA = Pain in the A$$. Is this one allowed??? Only kidding...
    Last edit by night owl on Feb 13, '02
  9. by   salmi
    - ALL, Acute Lymphoplastic Leukemia.
    - AML, Acute Myeloid Leukemia
    - NHL, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
    - HL , Hodgkins Lymphoma
    - TURP: Trans Urethral Resection of Prostate
    Last edit by Jay-Jay on Apr 18, '03
  10. by   nur20
    T0/VO...TELEPHONE OR VERBAL ORDERS.. O2...OXYGEN...ADD...ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER...CP..CEREBRAL PALSY.....G-TUBE...GASTROSTOMY TUBE.... TUBING DIRECTLY INTO STOMACH FOR MEDICATIONS AD LIQUID FEEDINGS..NGT..TUBING THROUGH THE NOSTRIL,DOWN TO STOMACH FOR THE SAME...OOB...OUT OF BED...BTW...BY THE WAY...RT....RELATED OR SECONDARY TO
  11. by   RNforLongTime
    R/O--rule out
  12. by   KRVRN
    NICU neonatal intensive care unit (my favorite)
  13. by   RN-PA
    We use the abbreviation PCT for Patient Care Tech (nursing assistant) at our hospital-- don't know if that's common, however.

    When I first started reading threads here, I believe I noticed "noc" being used for night shift. I'd never heard that before and wondered if it was an abbreviation for "nocturnal".

    Are you planning to include ALL medical abbreviations like t.i.d., q.i.d., PO, Ua, etc.?
  14. by   illya
    mob-movement of bowel

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