Abbreviations Abbreviations | allnurses


  1. 0 Hi there,
    I am a soon to be nursing student and am very interested in neuro. I love reading the posts. I was wondering if someone could put together a list of all of the abbreviations you use and what they really mean? AMS, ICP....?
    Thanks from a newbie!!
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  3. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
    #1 1
    ICP is InterCranial Pressure

    MS Multiple Sclerosis

    SZ Seizure

    CVA Cereberal Vascular Accident (stroke)

    TIA Transient Ischemic Attack (mini stroke)

    MAP Mean Arterial Pressure

    AMS Acute Mental Status Changes

    EVD External Ventriculostomy Drain

    MRI Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    ABP Arterial Blood Pressure

    MCA Middle Cereberal Artery

    PCOMM Posterior Communicating Artery

    ACOMM Anterior Communicating Artery

    SDH SubDural Hematoma

    EDH EpiDural Hematoma

    SAH SubArachonid Hemorrhage

    CPP Cereberal Perfusion Pressure

    These are more but I will let someone else post some.
  4. Visit  Bormio profile page
    #2 0
    Awesome...thanks so much! For the life of me, I couldn't figure some of these out!
  5. Visit  WWRN profile page
    #3 0
    Here's one I had to google the other day because even in context I couldn't figure it out...

    MAE = Moves All Extremities

    Just when you think you know the lingo you find something else you didn't know! =)
  6. Visit  gwapo profile page
    #4 0
    PERRLA = Pupils Equally Round Reactive to Light and Accomodation
    CN = cranial Nerves
  7. Visit  dgclough profile page
    #5 0
    How about:
    MAE CSP - moves all extremities (to) command, spontaneous, purposeful

    Took me forever to remember this one!!