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What does ABT stand for?

  1. 0 Hi, I am a new graduate and just started working in LTC...I also just moved to a new state, and have noticed that different slang and abbreviations are used here.
    Anyways, the nurses there are always saying "abt/gingivitis...abt/uti"...
    What are they talking about????
    I thought 'abt' stood for autologous blood transfusion.
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  3. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    #1 0
    Antibiotic therapy.
  4. Visit  morte profile page
    #2 0
    check with your staff educator for a list of approved abbreviations....
  5. Visit  Sparrowhawk profile page
    #3 0
    Antibiotics.
  6. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
    #4 3
    Quote from tarag
    "abt/gingivitis...
    The patient is receiving antibiotic therapy for gingivitis.
    Quote from tarag
    abt/uti"...
    The patient is receiving antibiotic therapy for a urinary tract infection.

    ABT = Antibiotic Therapy
  7. Visit  angelctz profile page
    #5 0
    I can relate to the different terminologies. ABX is Antibiotics at our facility. I also notice that the LVN's charting is mixed in with the RN's and the charts call all of us licensed nurses (LN). Its taking me awhile to get use to LVN's telling me what to do, but I'm a new RN and I've learned quite a bit about Nursing home procedures from them.

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