What does this mean?

  1. Just took a test for a job in HH. There was ALOT of "what does this abbreviation mean questions"? I answered all of them with know problem until I saw this: lvn 1w1 2w2 1w7<------- What the heck is that? Is it a home health abbreviation? I didn't learn that in nursing school. (So embarassed)
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  3. by   Katiestruk
    [QUOTE=Elleveein;6693621]Just took a test for a job in HH. There was ALOT of "what does this abbreviation mean questions"? I answered all of them with know problem until I saw this: lvn 1w1 2w2 1w7
  4. by   caliotter3
    At an intermittent visit type job, it would mean LPN once a week for one week, twice a week for two weeks, once a week for seven weeks. At least from what I've encountered. Abbreviations for the frequency of visits authorized in the plan of care.
  5. by   caliotter3
    System duplicate.
  6. by   nursel56
    Caliotter to the rescue! I thought it probably meant x per week visits, but wasn't positive. . never seen it written quite like that before. Thanks.
  7. by   paddler
    That's standard formatting for visit frequencies.
  8. by   84RN
    It's the standard abbreviation for frequency of visits.

    1w1 = 1 visit for 1 week

    2w1 = 2 visits for 1 week

    On our Nursing Plan of Care worksheet, we have an area where we write in our frequency, and a typical plan would be:

    3wk1, 2wk2, 1wk4 Meaning for the first week you'd make 3 visits, then for the next 2 weeks you'd make 2 visits per week, then for the last 4 weeks just one visit per week.

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