Full form/Meaning: Ante Cibum Definition: Shorthand for the Latin of Ante Cibum (before food) and used in medical directives to denote that action such as checking of blood sugar or taking of a particular drugs be done before meals. Use in Sentences: “Always remember to take this medications A.C.” Do you know? […]
Acronym for Out of Bed
An acronym used for Keep Veins Open. It is usually a slang term and not a formal order, although frequently used to communicate in notes. KVO refers to just enough fluids to prevent clots in the catheter, so usually about 10cc/hour (clots form when you have no flow).
As needed, deriving from the latin word “pro re nata”, which means “for an occasion that has arisen. ” “The ABG order is written PRN as we titrate the ventilator settings.”
Four times daily
Shorthand for the latin of Ante Cibum (before food) and used in orders to denote before meals. As in, take your medications A.C. As in, check your blood sugar AC. AC used as an acronym for Anterior Chamber of the Eye
Every 2 hours
1. Discharge. “The patient has been d/c from the hospital”. 2. Discontinue. “please d/c the insulin drop.”