Can someone help w/ some abbreviations?

  1. Hey there...
    I am having to "decode" a lengthy assessment for an extra assignment for school (This isn't being graded, FYI). I've gotten most of it done, but I'm having problems with a few....
    Can anyone of yall help me with these?

    L pneumo
    (This was in a sentence.....CXR revealed RUL pneumonia and L pneumo.......I know that it says : chest xray revealed Right upper lobe, but not sure about the end)

    Abx
    (Antibiotics???)

    ATC
    (In sentence...Accucheck ordered q1h ATC)

    MCA lesion
    CVICU
    DHT
    (DHT inserted & Jevity started?)

    S/P AMI
    (I know that SP is status post - but not sure about AMI)

    I really do appreciate any help with this guys.
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  3. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from Nurse Nini
    Hey there...
    I am having to "decode" a lengthy assessment for an extra assignment for school (This isn't being graded, FYI). I've gotten most of it done, but I'm having problems with a few....
    Can anyone of yall help me with these?

    L pneumo
    (This was in a sentence.....CXR revealed RUL pneumonia and L pneumo.......I know that it says : chest xray revealed Right upper lobe, but not sure about the end)

    Abx
    (Antibiotics???)

    ATC
    (In sentence...Accucheck ordered q1h ATC)

    MCA lesion
    CVICU
    DHT
    (DHT inserted & Jevity started?)

    S/P AMI
    (I know that SP is status post - but not sure about AMI)

    I really do appreciate any help with this guys.
    Pneumo is probably a pneumothorax
    Abx is antibiotics
    CVICU Cardiovascular ICU
    DHT- Dobhoff tube (Jevity is the tube feeding)
    AMI- Acute myocaridal infarction
    MCA is the middle cerebral artery


    I don't know what ATC is...
  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Around the clock???
  5. by   Nurse Nini
    Thanks so much for the help! I really appreciate it!:kiss
  6. by   Nurse Nini
    Okay, I have one more....

    PICC line inserted in RAC

    I know what the PICC line is, but what about the RAC??
  7. by   cardiacRN2006
    The right AC (antecubital).
  8. by   Nurse Nini
    I promise this will be the last one....but does L chest tube mean left? I'm sorry, I just want to be sure
  9. by   Daytonite
    L pneumo is a left pneumothorax
    ATC is around-the-clock
    PICC in the RAC is a peripherally inserted central catheter in the Right antecubital fossa
    L chest tube means the left chest tube. R means the right.
  10. by   Nurse Nini
    Thank you!
    You guys are all so awesome!:wink2:
  11. by   Nurse Nini
    Okay, I lied!
    This is the very last thing...I missed it earlier...
    SS Insulin

    what is the ss?

    Thanks a lot you guys!
  12. by   Daytonite
    ss = sliding scale
  13. by   Nurse Nini
    I feel so stupid! I knew that!:imbar

    I deal with that every week in clinical! Please forget that I asked that!

    Again, thanks for the help!
  14. by   EricJRN
    Don't be embarrassed! There are no silly questions here. Sometimes we get a little bent out of shape if someone just posts a whole problem (or whole assignment) here without putting any thought into it, but when we know you're trying, no one minds helping you out.

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