Is there a good website where I can find out what abbreviations mean? For example: VT -ventricular tachycardia.
Dec 26, '04
Quote from VickyRN
Unfortunately, a lot of abbreviations listed on these sites are already on the "outs"--such as QD--need to write "daily"--or QID (too easily confused with "QD"). It is best to check with your facility as to which abbreviations are acceptable and which are not. The "acceptable" listed is getting shorter by the day. If in doubt, simply write it out
There is a sticky in the "general students" nursing forum:
which actually happens to be 1 post with a link to
But, there is also another great sticky there, on "websites"
Humorous: Some folks (esp docs) have some of their own abbreviations. One day I saw BPH & BOO. Well, I knew what BPH is, but not BOO. Turns out it stood for "Bladder Output Obstruction"...
Last edit by NurseFirst on Dec 26, '04