Orders

AC

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? […]

OOB

Acronym for Out of Bed

KVO

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).

PRN

  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.”  

QPM

Every night

A.C.

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

QD

Every Day

QOD

Every Other Day

QHS

Every bedtime

QAM

Evert Morning