Abbreviations for PRF use

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


AAA
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
A/E
Air entry
AF
Atrial fibrillation
AVPU
method of assessing a patient's level of consciousness by determining whether a patient is Alert, responsive to Verbal stimulus or Pain, or Unresponsive; used principally in the initial assessment.
BM
Often used to indicate blood glucose
BNO
Bowels Not Open
BO
Bowels Open
BP
Blood Pressure  
BPd
Blood Pressure diastolic
BPs
Blood Pressure systolic
CA or Ca
Carcinoma or Cancer
CABG/S
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft/Surgery
C/o
Complains of
COAD
Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease
COPD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CVA
Cerebrovascular Accident
CVS
 Cardiovascular System
D&V
Diarrhoea and Vomiting
DHx or D/H
Drug History
DNR
Do Not Resuscitate.Written or verbal instruction to medical/ambulance staff not to attempt resuscitation in the event of cardiac arrest
DVT
Deep Vein Thrombosis
ECG
Electrocardiogram
ENT
Ears, Nose and Throat
FHx or F/H
Family History
FROM
Full Range Of Movement
GCS
Glasgow Coma Scale  
GI or GIT
Gastro Intestinal/Tract
HH
Hiatus Hernia
HNPU
Has Not Passed Urine
HPC
History of Presenting Complaint
HPI
History Pertaining to Injury
HR
Heart Rate
HS
Heart Sounds
Hx
History of the complaint
IBS
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
JVP
Jugular Venous Pressure
LLQ
Left Lower Quadrant
LOC
Level Of Consciousness
LUQ
Left Upper Quadrant
MI
Myocardial Infarction
MRI
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MS
Multiple Sclerosis
NAD
Nothing Abnormal Detected
N&V
Nausea and Vomiting
OA
Osteoarthritis
O/E
On Examination  
P
Pulse
PE
Pulmonary Embolism
PERLA
Pupils equal and reacting to light and accommodation
PF(r)
Peak Flow
PMH or PHx
Past Medical History
PR
Per Rectum 
PV
Per Vaginal
R
Respiration
RA
Rheumatoid Arthritis
RLQ
Right Lower Quadrant
RTA/C
Road Traffic Accident/Collision
RUQ
Right Upper Quadrant
SOB
Short of Breath
SR
Sinus Rhythm
SVT
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Sx
Symptoms
TATT
Tired all the Time
TB
Tuberculosis
TLC
Tender Loving Care
UNCO
Unconscious
VF
Ventricular Fibrillation
VT
Ventricular Tachycardia
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