Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

lb pound
tid 3 times daily
STAT At once, immediately
SR Side rails
SOB Shot of breath
S Without
ROM range of motion
qod every other day
qid 4 times a day
qd daily
PT Physcial therapy
prn as needed
pc after meals
PO by mouth
NPO nothing by mouth
NCS no concentrated sweets
NAS no added salt
NA Nurse assistant
HS hour of sleep
HOB head of bed
H2O water
DX diagnosis
DON director of nursing
DOA Dead on arrival
DNR do not resuscitate
Cath catheter

Medical Terminology Group 1 Abbreviations: Bingo Cards

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Description

HOB
hs
ht
I&O
lb
min
ml
noc
NPO
N&V
O2
OOB
oz
pc
pm
po
prn
q
qd
qhs
R
ROM
H2O
hr
abd
ac
ADL
ad
lib
AKA
am
amb
ASAP
as tol
ax
bid
BKA
BM
BSC
c
cc
c/o
d/c
DNR
drsg
Fx
SOB
Sx
tid
TPR
URI
UTI
VS

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Med Terms Bingo Cards

Type
Bingo Cards
Description

@
abd
ac
ad lib
am
AMA
AOX3
ASA
asap
bid
BM
B/P
bpm
BR
BRP
c
C&S
CBC
CCU
CHF
CPR
c/o
CXR
d/c
DC
DNR
DOA
DOB
Dx
EBL
ECG
EKG
ER
ETA
ETOH
FBS
FHT
ft
Fx
GI
GU
h&H
HOB
hr
H&P
Hx
HR
I&O
ICU
IM
IUD
IV
K+
L&D
LOC
LMP
meds
MOM
MVA
NaCl
neg
NG
NKDA
NPO
NS
OOB
OR
ortho
oz
p
P
PERRLA
pm
po
prn
pt
PT
q
qd
qh
qid
tid
qod
R
RBC
ROM
Rx
s
SIDS
SOB
SQ
stat
STD
tab
TB
TCDB
UA
UTI
vag
vo
v/s
WBC
WNL
y/o
wt

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Medical abbreviations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

right ear ad
freely/as needed adlib
apply topically top
twice a day bid
sublingual sl
as needed prn
by mouth po
every 3 hours q3h
both eyes ou
every 4 hours q4h
left eye os
every day qd
right eye od
4 times a day qid
left ear al
every other day qod
teaspoon tsp
3 times a day tid
tablespoon tbsp
before meals ac
tablets tabs
at bedtime hs
one half ss
between meals int
milliliters ml
after meals pc
milligrams mg
capsule caps
drops gtt

Abbreviations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Before meals Ac,a.c
Active range of motion Arom
As desired Ad lib
Activities of daily living ADLs
Automated external defibrillator AED
Above knee amputation AKA
Against medical advice AMA
Two times a day Bid
Below knee amputation BKA
Bowel movement BM
Blood pressure B/P,BP
Benign prostatic hypertrophy BPH
Beats per minute BPM
Bedrest BR
Bathroom privileges BRP
Bedside commode BSC
Coronary artery disease CAD
Complete blood count CBC
Continuous bladder irrigation CBI
Complete bedrest CBR
Clostridium difficile C-diff
Continuing education unit CEU
Congestive heart failure CHF
Clear liquid CL liq
Certified nursing assistant CNA
Complains of C/o
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD
Cerebrovascular accident,stroke CVA
Chest x-ray CXR
Diet as tolerated DAT
Do not resuscitate DNR
Date of birth DOB
Doctor Dr.
Deep vein thrombosis DVT
Electrocardiogram ECG,EKG
Emergency department ED
Fingerstick blood sugar FSBS
Full weight-bearing FWB
Fracture Fx
Health insurance portability and accountability act HIPPA
Head of bed HOB
Hard of hearing HOH
Hours of sleep HS/hs
Hypertension HTN
Incontinent Inc
Intake and output I&O
Left L
Left lower extremity LLE
Licensed practical nurse LPN
Long term care LTC
Long term care facility LTCF
Left upper quadrant LUQ
Medical doctor M.D.
Myocardial infraction MI
Milililiter ml
Millimeters of mercury mm Hg
Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus MRSA
Material safety data sheet MSDS
Not applicable N/A
No added salt NAS
No known allergies NKA
No know drug allergies NKDA
Nothing by mouth NPO
Nausea,vomiting,diarrhea NVD
Oxygen O2
Omnibus budget reconciliation act OBRA
Out of bed OOB
Overdose OD
Occupational safety and health administration OSHA
Occupational therapy/therapist OT
After meals Pc,p.c.
Pulmonary embolism PE
Protected health information PHI
By mouth PO
Personal protective equipment PPE
when necessary Prn
Passive range of motion PROM
Physical therapy/therapist PT
Peripheral vascular disease PVD
Every morning qam
Every day qd
Every hour qh,qhr
Every other day qod
Respiration Resp
Right lower extremity RLE
Registered nurse RN
Range of motion ROM
Respiratory rate RR
Skilled nursing facility SNF
Shortness of breath SOB
Immediately STAT
Tuberculosis TB
Three times a day tid
Temperature,pulse,respiration TPR
Urinalysis UA,u/a
Upper respiratory infection URI
Urinary tract infection UTI
Vital signs VS,vs
White blood count WBC
Wheelchair WC,w/c

Medication Abbreviation Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

every hour QH
every four hours Q4h
every other day QOD
three times a day tid
twice a day BID
every day QD
at bedtime hs
four times a day qid
before meals AC
after meals pc
every night at bedtime QHS
as desired ad lib
as needed, usually ordered with a certain time interval PRN
grain Gr
nothing by mouth NPO
drop GTT
milligram mg
Milliliter Ml
Blood Pressure BP
one half ss

SIG Codes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

twice daily bid
at bedtime hs
three times daily tid
after meals pc
as needed prn
both ears au
by mouth po
both eyes ou
as soon as possible prn
as directed ud
afternoon pm
daily qd
dispense as written DAW
double strength DS
every day qd
left ear AS
left eye os
immediately STAT

Medical Terminology Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Before meals ac
against medical advice ama
Water aq
2 times a day bid
blood pressure BP
Cancer CA
Chief Complaint CC
Capsules cap
chest pain CP
Complete Physical Examination CPE
Carbon Dioxide CO2
Drug Enforcement Administration DEA
Diabetes Mellitus DM
Do not resuscitate DNR
Diagnosis DX
Date of Birth DOB
EKG Electrocardiogram
EEG Electroencephalogram
Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat EENT
Ear, Nose & Throat ENT
Emergency Room ER
Fasting Blood Sugar FBS
Fluid FL
Foot; Feet FT
Fracture FX
Fever of Unknown Orgin FUO
Sodium NA
Newborn NB
N & V Nausea & Vomiting
NPO Nothing by mouth
NYD Not yet diagnosed
OTC Over the Counter
Operating Room OR
PC After meals
PE Physical Examination
PULV Powder
PO by mouth
Patient PT
PRN As needed
Q Every
Every 2 hours Q2H
QH Every hour
QD Every Day
4 times a day QID
No Known Allergies NKA
GTTS drops
Headache HA
Head, eyes, ears, nose & throat HEENT
HX History
At bedtime HS
Intensive Care Unit ICU
INJ Injection
JT Joint
LB Pound
Left Lower Quadrant LLQ
Last Menstrual Period LMP
MI Myocardial Infarction
MO Month
Rule Out RO
RX Prescription
Range of Motion ROM
S Without
Directions SIG
Shortness of Breath SOB
Symptoms SX
Temperature, Pulse & Respirations TPR
TX Treatment
Upper Respiratory Infection URI
UA Urinalysis
Veneral Disease VD
Within Normal Limits WNL
Weight WT
Surg Surgery

Medical Abbreviations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

By Mouth PO
HTN Hypertension
Hyperlipidemia HLD
Cerebral Vascular Accident CVA
OA Osteoarthritis
Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure CPAP
SR Sinus Rhythm
Intravenous IV
Intramuscular IM
Nasogastric NG
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft CABG
Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS
Basic Life Support BLS
Pediatric Advanced Life Support PALS
Before Meals/After Dinner AC/HS
Every day QD
Nothing by mouth NPO
Shortness of Breath SOB
Twice daily BID
S/P Status Post
As Needed PRN
Right Eye OD
Left Eye OS
Both Eyes OU
Na Sodium
Magnesium Mg
K Potassium
MVP Mitral Valve Prolapse
Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD
O2 Oxygen

Common Abbreviations Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

ADL Activities of daily living
AC before meals
PC after meals
BID twice a day
AM morning
PM evening
TID three times a day
ad lib as desired
PRN as needed
amb ambulate
BM Bowel movement
c/o complains of
dc discontinue
c with
s without
NPO nothing by mouth
PO by mouth
ROM range of motion
AROM active range of motion
PROM passive range of motion
WC wheelchair
BP blood pressure
VS vital signs
o2 oxygen
I&O intake and output
oz ounce
ml mililiter

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OD
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MED
IN
GI
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DR
FOLEY
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