NURSING ABBREVIATIONS

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    Hi! I am going back to get my RN degree....only have a few classes left to take. I have not been in school in several years and currently studying like hell to regain all the knowledge from when I first went to school. I am looking for a sheet of paper or a web site or anything that has nursing abbreviations on it for when you document something....ie....bid= twice a day....can anyone help me?

    Thanks in advance.........
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    Hi,
    Good luck on your return to school. We were required to buy a book on medical abbreviations. I do not have it with me now so I do not have the title. If you go to a book store or Amazon I am sure you can find one.

    Tracy
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    Hi there,
    I was also required to buy a book on abbreviations. But the one thing that you have to remember is that most hospitals have their own list of accepted abbreviations that they use at their institutions. I would ask your clinical profs at the beginning if they could supply you with this list. Good luck
    Kim Rush
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    A couple of things you may find useful are a nursing dictionary eg.Balliere Tindall (RCN) or a pharmaceutical book which lists a whole host of other abbreviations.
    Good look with the rest of your training!
    Emma B
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    There are many common abreviations and there are some that can be individual to an institution. If you have a friend at a hospital ask her to run off a copy from her
    policy and procedure manual. It should have all the common ones and probably more.
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    Quote from tentdancer
    Hi! I am going back to get my RN degree....only have a few classes left to take. I have not been in school in several years and currently studying like hell to regain all the knowledge from when I first went to school. I am looking for a sheet of paper or a web site or anything that has nursing abbreviations on it for when you document something....ie....bid= twice a day....can anyone help me?

    Thanks in advance.........


    Hey, I am a nursing student at this present time. I can help you with what abbreviations you need. Just tell what ones you will be needing and I will e-mail them to you. Please let me know soon.
    Thanks
    baby_girl_nurse_210
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Sep 3, '06 : Reason: edit email
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    Usually most schools will require you to buy a Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary which has a list of common abbreviations in it
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    Try here............

    http://www.efn.org/~nurses/acro.html

    Good luck in school!!
    going2BaNurse2014 likes this.
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    my school gave us a handout on abbreviations during the early part of the first semester.
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    can someone please send me some nursing abbreviations?? please...


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