Need help with some abbreviations

  1. I can not find what these abbreviations mean:

    1. A/O
    2. NKDA- No known ? ?
    3. PERRLA
    4. ADL
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   hypocaffeinemia
    Quote from jorhyne
    I can not find what these abbreviations mean:

    1. A/O
    2. NKDA- No known ? ?
    3. PERRLA
    4. ADL
    A&O: Alert and Oriented. Never seen A/O
    NKDA: No Known Drug Allergies
    PERRLA: Pupils are equal, round, and reactive to light and accomodation
    ADL: Activities of daily living
  4. by   nightmare
    A/O alert and oriented
    NKDA no known drug allergies
    Perrla Pupils Equal, Round, Reactive to Light and Accommodation
    ADL activities of daily living
  5. by   jorhyne
    Thanks guys. One more I left out: TCDB
  6. by   TCRNCOB61
    TCDB = Turn, Cough, Deep Breathe
  7. by   sirI
    Here is a good reference for abbreviations:

    Medical Abbreviations Dictionary
  8. by   traumaRUs
    And another thing, many abbreviations are now forbidden...personally it is always better to write things out.
  9. by   sirI
    Quote from traumaRUs
    And another thing, many abbreviations are now forbidden...personally it is always better to write things out.
    Excellent point, traumaRUs.

    I conduct medical-legal seminars about this very thing.

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