Assessment abbrevations

  1. I am currently doing clinicals at a pediatric ward. My patient had Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis. The nursing notes in the chart read as follows:
    meeting EPOS, A6A, MAE, PERL, Pulse +
    I know that MAE means moves all extremeties and PERL is pupils equal react to light, pulse + means all pulse are palpable but I do not know what EPOS, and A6A means. Can anyone help me with this? I have tried to find out in textbooks, diagnostic books, and dictionaries with no luck. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
    Thanks
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  3. by   ptadvocate81
    from what i can find, a6a is an abbreviation for aeromonas hydrophilia and i have not had any luck with the epos. i am sorry.... good luck and i hope that this a6a helps and is applicable here....
  4. by   augigi
    Can you ask the nurse who wrote it? I've never heard of those!
  5. by   rtaz315
    I will call my clinical instructor tomorrow (who works at the hospital I currently have clinicals in and see if she can help. I appreciate the effort from both of you more than you know! The only thing I can find on the EPOS is Eindhoven osteoporosis study which could relate because the primary disease can lead to osteoporosis, but I don't know why they would have this as a routine procedure. I will let you know what I find out. Thanks again
  6. by   rtaz315
    Got in touch with my instructor and this is the verdict. EPOS means the client is meeting expected outcomes and A6A was misread -- should have been A&O for alert and oriented.Thankfully she was on the ward and able to verify this information for me. Again I appreciate the help and support from all of you.

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