"Up ad lib"
- 0Sep 28, '04 by KiwiWhat does "up ad lib" mean?????
I see this written a lot! I looked it up in the medical dictionary, and it is short for "ad liberum", meaning "as desired".
But if a pt is not in distress, talking, and walking around - the nurse will say,
"he is up ad lib."...it doesn't make sense why "up as desired" would describe the patient's behavior.
please help my brain