# Nursing shorthand symbols!

- 0Feb 3, '08 by 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!! - 30,824 Visits
- 0Feb 3, '08 by Emmanuel GoldsteinQuote 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 - 0Feb 3, '08 by Diary/DairyQuote 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? - 1Feb 3, '08 by 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.vashtee likes this.
- 0Feb 3, '08 by MikeyJI 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. - 0Feb 3, '08 by CT PixieQuote 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