Nursing shorthand symbols!

Hi!
Wondering if anyone knows of a website where there's a list of all the nursing shorthand symbols? I have to do this deciphering exercise but can't found any information!
I'm stuck on these symbols,
1) ++
2) a dot with a line underneath (sort of like a division sign but without the dot underneath)
3) two dots side by side, a horizontal line underneath the dots, and then two vertical lines underneath that
4) a dot, then a horizontal line underneath, and a c underneath that (i know that a c with a line over it is "with" but how about with an extra dot on top?)
5) ADDITT
Appreciate any help you can give!! 
Feb 3, '08Quote from aimezlyHmm...Hi!
Wondering if anyone knows of a website where there's a list of all the nursing shorthand symbols? I have to do this deciphering exercise but can't found any information!
I'm stuck on these symbols,
1) ++
2) a dot with a line underneath (sort of like a division sign but without the dot underneath)
3) two dots side by side, a horizontal line underneath the dots, and then two vertical lines underneath that
4) a dot, then a horizontal line underneath, and a c underneath that (i know that a c with a line over it is "with" but how about with an extra dot on top?)
5) ADDITT 

Feb 3, '08Quote from aimezlyHi!
Wondering if anyone knows of a website where there's a list of all the nursing shorthand symbols? I have to do this deciphering exercise but can't found any information!
I'm stuck on these symbols,
1) ++
2) a dot with a line underneath (sort of like a division sign but without the dot underneath)
3) two dots side by side, a horizontal line underneath the dots, and then two vertical lines underneath that
4) a dot, then a horizontal line underneath, and a c underneath that (i know that a c with a line over it is "with" but how about with an extra dot on top?)
5) ADDITT
Appreciate any help you can give!!
1. Could mean "a lot"
2. and 3. could be 1 and 2. I have seen number 3 used instead of the number 2 before. Dunno about #4 and #5.
Could you ask the source? 
Feb 3, '08I notice you are from Australia so maybe these are something individual to Australian nurses.Are there any more experienced nurses you can ask? When you find the answer please tell us as well and put us out of our miseries!

Feb 3, '08Apothecary symbols. Not really good practice; best to just spell it out to avoid confusion. I'm surprised they are still teaching this, although I guess you need to know what it is should you run up against an order written this way.

Feb 3, '08I feel bad for those nurses who work as chart reviewers or in quality assurance and need to read nursing notes all day. I am sure they come across some interesting abbreviations/shorthand.
Our hospital has tried implementing a practice where NO abbreviations or shorthand is allowed, but that obviously has not worked. 
Feb 3, '08Quote from Emmanuel GoldsteinApothecary symbols. Not really good practice; best to just spell it out to avoid confusion. I'm surprised they are still teaching this, although I guess you need to know what it is should you run up against an order written this way.
:yeahthat: 
Feb 3, '08Quote from aimezlycan't help you with #1, 4 or 5 bit #4 sounds like another apothecary symbols.hi!
i'm stuck on these symbols,
1) ++
2) a dot with a line underneath (sort of like a division sign but without the dot underneath) used for the number 1 (as in one tablet or capsule)
3) two dots side by side, a horizontal line underneath the dots, and then two vertical lines underneath that used for the number 2 (as in two tablets or capsules)
4) a dot, then a horizontal line underneath, and a c underneath that (i know that a c with a line over it is "with" but how about with an extra dot on top?)
5) additt

Feb 3, '08Just remember, some of them might also be personal abbreviations. Make sure that more then 1 person is writing them.
I have seen DR's do this, and then become upset when we call for a clarfication, or the order is not picked up. 

Feb 3, '08Quote from NRSKarenRNI considered that, but the way she described it seemed to be without the vertical line under the slash.#2
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l = 1 tablet
No one knows what ADDITT is ??
Darn 
Feb 3, '08Learning symbols for drams, minims, grains, ounces... converting to metric and 'household'.
http://www.dmacc.cc.ia.us/medmath1/a...tml/sld001.htm
Ack. I'm having flashbacks :stone