What does this mean?

  1. Hi All,

    I am on my second of 14 drug cards that I have to turn in on Saturday. Okay, I've encountered something I don't understand. What does this mean?

    Monitor for and report S&S of CHF. I think S&S mean signs and symtoms... am I right? Also, what does CHF mean?

    Thanks!!!
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  3. by   prmenrs
    Congestive Heart Failure. Don't you just love alphabet soup??
  4. by   NY Nurse
    Quote from prmenrs
    Congestive Heart Failure. Don't you just love alphabet soup??
    Thank you! I can see this will be a lot of fun. ha ha

    Oh, was I correct? S&S means signs and symtoms? Thanks again!
  5. by   prmenrs
    www.acronymfinder.com Great resource. If you can't find it there, you can "suggest" it.

    Yes s/s is signs and symptoms.
  6. by   fullco
    Signs And Symptoms Of Congestive Heart Failure
  7. by   emtb2rn
    Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is right side pump failure. Basically, the heart can't pump enough blood out to the body to meet normal demands. S&S may include peripheral edema, diff breathing, SOB /c exertion (even walking from the couch to the fridge), fatigue and weakness among others.

    On a side note, since school started last week, I seem to have much less time to surf the web. Hmmmm, I'm sure there's a nursing dx for this....
  8. by   fleur-de-lis
    Altered net surfing pattern r/t nursing student syndrome as evidenced by dazed appearance, incoherent mumbling and overuse of acronyms and abbreviations.
    :behindpc:
  9. by   WSU_Ally_RN
    When I find a wonderful acronym that I have no idea what it is, I use this website...
    http://www.pharma-lexicon.com/
    It's all medical acronyms, so that's real nice!

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