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Abbreviations. Do you know these?. LOL. 2NTE. brb. LTD. OMG. L8R. LBAY. LMBO. How about these?. cwt. lbs. ml. tsp. hd. STAT. min. hr. qt. Importance of Abbreviations. From Latin brevis , meaning "short” Is a shortened form of a word or phrase.

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Abbreviations

Abbreviations


Do you know these

Do you know these?

LOL

2NTE

brb

LTD

OMG

L8R

LBAY

LMBO


How about these

How about these?

cwt

lbs

ml

tsp

hd

STAT

min

hr

qt


Importance of abbreviations

Importance of Abbreviations

  • From Latin brevis, meaning "short”

  • Is a shortened form of a word or phrase.

  • Usually, but not always, it consists of a letter or group of letters taken from the word or phrase.

  • For example, the word abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr. or abbrev.

  • To shorten directions or ideas.


Common abbreviations

Common Abbreviations

  • ad lib.

  • As much as desired

  • sid

  • One time daily

  • bid

  • Two times daily

  • tid

  • Three times daily

  • qid

  • Four times daily


Abbreviations

  • qh

  • Every hour

  • qd

  • Every day

  • w/o

  • Without

  • Stat

  • Immediately

  • N

  • Normal


Abbreviations

  • DSH

  • Domestic Short Hair (cat)

  • DLH

  • Domestic Long Hair (cat)

  • Dx

  • Diagnosis


Abbreviations

  • Hx

  • History

  • Rx

  • Prescription

  • Sx

  • Surgery

  • FeLV

  • Feline leukemia virus

  • FIA

  • Feline infectious anemia


Abbreviations

  • FIP

  • Feline infectious peritonitis

  • ECG

  • Electrocardiogram

  • ICU

  • Intensive care unit

  • cc

  • Cubic centimeter, mL

  • ml

  • Milliliter


Abbreviations

  • wt

  • Weight

  • HR

  • Heart rate

  • PCV

  • Packed cell volume

  • sg

  • Specific gravity

  • TPR

  • Temperature, pulse, respiration


Abbreviations

  • UA,U/A

  • Urinalysis

  • IM

  • Intramuscular

  • IP

  • Intraperitoneal

  • IV

  • Intravenous

  • Sub-Q

  • Subcutaneous


Abbreviations

  • rbc

  • Red blood cell

  • wbc

  • White blood cell

  • DVM

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

  • CNS

  • Central Nervous System

  • GI

  • Gastrointestinal


Abbreviations

  • DOA

  • Dead on Arrival

  • DOB

  • Date of Birth 

  • Female 

  • Male


Practice sample rx prescription

Practice – Sample Rx (Prescription)

  • Administer 2cc per 10lbs, bid

  • Rx: 6mL IM qid

  • Vaccinate for FIA, FeLV and FIP.


Activity abbreviations

Activity - Abbreviations

  • Complete the activity sheet, using your notes.

  • Be prepared for a quiz upon completion.


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