I hope you don't mind me saying..... as I am new to the site......? but I get very confused by the abbreviations used......... we are not all from the same country.... so they really don't mean much.......?..... x
Feb 4, '14
by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior Moderator
Hi and welcome!
I realize that sometimes those who don't speak English as their primarly language find that abbreviations can get lost in translation. Here are a couple of links that I hope can help you out.
If you mean general online abbreviations such as LOL, YMMV, AFAIK, etc.:
Appendix:English internet slang - Wiktionary
If you want nursing-related abbreviations:
Note: some abbreviations can vary between specialities as well as between individual facilities.
If you have a specific abbreviation that you want a translation for, tell us what it is and one of us will be happy to provide the info.
Last edit by Meriwhen on Feb 4, '14