Need Help with Abbreviations, Medical Terminology

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JudithL_in_NH

Specializes in School, Camp, Hospice, Critical Care.

lcx could mean left circumflex (one of the coronary arteries):rolleyes:

otherwise I concur with the other abbreviations.

Absolutely should be circumflex--I was a'running on empty :rotfl:

Maybe this well help. There is minimal to nil info RE functional position (if you see the word functional used, rehabilitation books often help), but through experience I will share what I know. Joints, should have slight flex, avoid hyperextension of knees, wrists, neck, etc. Hips should have a pillow between to avoid crossing, no abduction, adduction, Neck and spine should be in as straigt of line as possible. And, as previously mentioned, use hand rolls. This posistion helps to prevent complictions, joint stiffness, circulatory probs, contractures, and skin breakdown, and offers the pt. comfort. When positioning, remember to individualize, such as, is the pt. having SOB? Any skin breakdown? What is the affected side? There are many more factors your instructor can assist you with . After posistioning a pt, take a look, does anything look unatural or uncomfortable. If so, it probably is. This is a drill I recommend to my students, lay in a side lying position, what feels comfortable, then practice on each other, with attention to each joint. Hope this helps.

Does any one know of a web site that list prefixes and suffixes I need this for assignment on health terminalogy

ex dys- bad, painful, disordered.

also information on breaking medical terms into their part to determine their meaning

thanks

ANNE

EricJRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in NICU. Has 15 years experience.

Does any one know of a web site that list prefixes and suffixes I need this for assignment on health terminalogy

ex dys- bad, painful, disordered.

also information on breaking medical terms into their part to determine their meaning

thanks

ANNE

Google 'Latin roots' or 'Latin and Greek Roots' for links to many helpful sites.

Faeriewand, ASN, RN

Specializes in med/surg/tele/neuro/rehab/corrections. Has 11 years experience.

Does anyone know of a website where you can type in a medical terminology word and it will tell you what it means?

Any other websites on Medical Terminology?

That would be great! :) Thanks

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

online medical dictionaries:

medical terminology tutorials/help sites:

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We are required to do a Medical Terminology quiz each week from a med term book, we use Taber's. And I have to say it really helps having that extra amount of knowledge. There are activities through out the books that really help you get the hang of using all the word parts. I would strongly recommend working through one of these.

has anyone ever seen/heard of using "et" in stead of "and"? I review charts for the law firm I work at and came across one nurse who consistently wrote "et" in place of "and."

ever seen that? I had NEVER heard of it. :uhoh3:

Et is Latin for "And"

Does anybofy what NRRR, BAIAE, BPN i have already searshed over the internet but still i can't find it...can somebody help me...thanks!!!