Sunday, July 8, 2012

Free Nursing Practice Test: Common Abbreviations List #1

Many facilities use quite a few abbreviations for charting purposes, and it is important to be aware of which ones are approved while avoiding any prohibited abbreviations. Some of them are quite simple to remember, but then there are those that are challenging to recall. Some abbreviations may represent more than one term(s). In that case, look at the context in which the abbreviation is used.

That's why I developed this free practice test on some common abbreviations used in nursing, medical terminology, and other healthcare-related professions.

How to use this free practice test on abbreviations
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I hope you enjoy this free resource! Find more practice tests, flash cards, and tips at the Student Survive 2 Thrive site map.

Free Practice Test on Medical Abbreviations
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Abbreviation for personal protective equipment like mask, gown, gloves
PPE abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for immediately
Stat abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for walk
Amb abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for three times a day
TID abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for measuring intake and output
I&O abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for no code or do not resuscitate
DNR abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for when necessary
prn abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for intravenous
IV abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for blood pressure
BP or B/P abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for diagnosis
Dx abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for no known allergies
NKA abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for temperature
T abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for milliliter
mL abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for incontinent
Inc medical abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for with
C with a line over it abbreviation definition - think of the Spanish word for with
Abbreviation for vital signs
VS abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for nothing by mouth
NPO abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for before meals
qac abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for activities of daily living
ADL abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for without
s with a line over it abbreviation definition - think of the Spanish word for without
Abbreviation for every hour
qh abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for twice a day
BID abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for wheelchair
w/c abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for before - think of the letter than comes before any other in the alphabet
a with a line over it abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for isolation
isol abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for bowel movement or stool
BM abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for water
H2O abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for after
p with a line over it abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for every day
QD abbreviation definition
Abbreviation for complaint of or complains of
c/o abbreviation definition
Medical Terminology Abbreviations Practice Test

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