what does AAT stand for??

  1. sorry i have a mental block at the mom... i know this is simple! lol so yea.... can anyone help me about what AAT stands for? thansk!
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  3. by   ClariceS
    At my hospital, it means Activity As Tolerated.

    Mental blocks allowed!
  4. by   frappachino
    haha u are so right!! thanks lol
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    P.S.:
    I've scratched my brains for several hrs and didn't think of that answer. Definately non-standard abbreviation.
  6. by   P_RN
    You sure it's not a liver enzyme?

    Or maybe At All Times?

    Or maybe Any allowed treatment?

    How about

    AAT, Aachen Aphasia Test.

    AAT, academic aptitude test.

    AAT, alanine aminotransferase.

    AAT, alkylating agent therapy.

    AAT, alpha- 1-antitrypsin.

    AAT, atrial triggered (pacemaker).

    AAT, auditory apperception test.

    AAT, automatic atrial tachycardia.

    AAT, 1-antitripsin.



    Or..........you need to go to the source Frap and ASK.

    Abbreviations are no good unless they convey EXACTLY what is meant.

    I had a patient who had on admission LOC. Now to a trauma nurse....loss of consciousness

    to a med/surg nurse Laxative of choice

    to the resident who wrote the order......Low dose Oral contraceptive (home birth control pill) '

    SHEESH
    Last edit by P_RN on Oct 15, '01
  7. by   Slowone
    I am curious to know if Act As Tol. was correct?
    How exactly was it used?
    Just wondering, it will drive me nuts if I don't know!
    Thanks, S
  8. by   nurs4kids
    we use it on diet orders.. Clears AAT= clears then advance as tolerated, or just plain AAT=advance as tolerated
  9. by   ClariceS
    That's why I clarified 'at my hospital'. Sure gets confusing Sorry, frap, we are just trying to be helpful.
    I have seen it for advance as tolerated too.
    Be sure to check the context and call for clarification if this doesn't help.
  10. by   BrandyBSN
    LOL! I was thinking about a pacemaker. Thinking AAI, or AAD, but I couldnt figure out what the "t" would stand for guess I was going in the wrong direction. Too many abbreviations

    BrandyBSN
  11. by   dstrick8
    Associate of applied Technology???? is it related to a degree? or medical term? Sorry! Wish i knew!:
  12. by   shannonRN
    another abbreviation is Animal Assisted Therapy....can you tell i used to work on a rehab unit!?!?

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