Alternative Abbreviations

  1. once again i have to thank the "unofficial nurses hanbook" for the following list

    aa of each
    a.m. after meals
    a.c . another chance
    a.c.p. another cahnce please
    b.i.d. twice a day
    b.i.t. patient bit me
    ca.ca. feces
    caps capsules
    cu.p cute patient
    dd dunkin donuts
    d.w. distilled water
    dty. w. dirty water
    e.l.p. eats like pig
    fld. fluid
    f.p.n. forgot patients name
    fu! darn!
    g.g, great gossip!
    gm gram
    gtt drop
    gttd dropped
    h.n.o.w. head nurse on warpath
    hs hour of sleep
    irs trouble
    kg kilogram
    kgb russian spy
    oz ounce
    oz where dorothy toto and the tin man went
    pin pain in neck
    pia pain elsewhere
    qdr quack doctor
    qh every hour
    q2h every 2 hours
    q9y every nine years
    qhcp every time halley's comet passes
    ruk are you kidding!!
    rx take
    rx!!! take it or else
    rx2cam take two and call me in the morning
    x sign here
    x $ sign here and pay
    zzz! sleeping


    adapted from: the unofficial nurses handbook1986 schroeder n. and mintzer r.
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   funnygirl_rn
    Thanks Gwenith...I needed a good laugh today!!
  4. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Hehehehehehe! I wonder if I could get away with using a few of those abbrv. at work?????
  5. by   seasonedlpn
    H.T.E. Hold the elevator
    O.T.L. out to lunch (like many of our patients)
    P.T.A. a type of bed bath
    D.D.D.F. down and dirty dope fiend
  6. by   gwenith
    D.D.D.F. down and dirty dope fiend



    Loved it!!!
  7. by   vitalnursemom
    Having just recieved an "Official List of Abbreviations" from my employer (partly due to my own creativity) I couldn't resist printing and submitting this list for her consideration. LOL

    Oh yea, don't forget:
    OOB - out of bed and
    OOC - out of control
  8. by   FutureRN~Pookie
    Hehe! :roll
  9. by   zambezi
    I think that PIA is my favorite. Sometimes, it is just so fitting...
  10. by   Dave ARNP
    H.N.O.W. Head Nurse On Warpath

    Sooo fitting

    -David
  11. by   VivaLasViejas
    CTD--Circling the Drain
    PITA--Pain in the....
    TOTL--Too Old to Live
    PBAB--Pine Box at Bedside
    FOS--Full of "stuff"
    *****--F***ed Up Beyond All Recognition
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    POS=the abbreviation used to describe our computers

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