Nursing Slang/abbreviation help!!

  1. I have a paitinet assignment, and my instructor wrote that my patient has a foley, a central line and a JP. What is a JP? (whats it stand for)? Also... it says V.S. = q shift. I dont know what V.S stands for or what a q shift is? Thanks anyone who can help me
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  3. by   misti_z
    JP=Jackson Pratt, a drain. Looks like it has a blood pressure bulb on the end of it.
    VS=Vital signs
    q shift=every shift

    Hope this helps.

    Are you a freshman nursing student? I'm very suprised your instructors have not gone over these terms with you.

    Good luck in your studies.
  4. by   frappachino
    thanks misti!
    i'm 2nd year student
    my instructor has goine over it b4 but i just couldent remember it. Thanks so much
  5. by   misti_z
    Your very welcome!
  6. by   frappachino
    lol what dioes I&O stand for??? its says i&O=qshift... so somethinbg has to be done every shift but what? lol! soryr again
  7. by   panda_181
    I & O means ins and outs. What the patient has drank and what the patient has voided/vomited/drained in the JP, etc. I'm also a nursing student (going into my last year) and I know how scary clinical times can be! Good luck...

  8. by   panda_181
    Sorry, and also IV would be an "in"...

  9. by   P_RN
    Try this. It hasn't got ALL of the abbreviations but has a lot.

    Where are you in school? Second year of.....? 2? 4?