Published Sep 1, 2004
Hi, everybody! I hope all of your classes are going well this semester. I am in pharmacology and we have a list of abbreviations to define. There are a few I cannot find! I have looked in Tabers, the book, online, and an IV book and cannot find these. If you know what these stand for or even think you know I would REALLY appreciate your input.
Thank you so much!!!!!!!
Hi, everybody! I hope all of your classes are going well this semester. I am in pharmacology and we have a list of abbreviations to define. There are a few I cannot find! I have looked in Tabers, the book, online, and an IV book and cannot find these. If you know what these stand for or even think you know I would REALLY appreciate your input.1. BSA2. d3. dx4. IVSSThank you so much!!!!!!!
BSA--body surface area?
Note the question marks. Not too sure on these.
Altra, BSN, RN
Jill, BSA = body surface area - for meds dosed by pt size/weight
dx = diagnosis
d = I'm guessing here, but it may mean "day" as in once per day (this abbreviation is a no-no at my hospital system)
IVSS - don't have a clue - haven't run across that one
Well dx is diagnosis
IVSS is 4 and a half
I think BSA is body surface area
And I'm blanking on just the "d"
Oh yes of course d probably does = day as in
qd = once a day
traumaRUs, MSN, APRN
This proves the point of eliminating abbreviations - this is what JCAHO now endoreses.
According to my "Medical Abbreviations & Eponyms" Book
IVSS is Intravenous Soluset
d has 23 listings - including dose, decigram, day
BSA has 9 listings including bis-trimethylsilylacetamide, benzenesulfonic acid, bismuth-sulfite agar, bovine serum albumin, beef serum albumin, and body surface area
If (capital) DX - dextranor dicloxacillin
if Dx - diagnosis
Isn't this fun????
You guys are so great!!!! Thank you all so much! I just love this board.
studentnurse74, LPN, LVN
Yep, and I can totally see why they're doing away with a lot of them. I work in a pharmacy, though, and I just can't see some of the doctors changing their ways. I'm sure you all know how they get set in their ways. LOL
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