Medical Jargons for Some Informations!!!

~hey guys I have here some medical jargons that usually medical professionals use… c”,) so guys check it out just an information to everyone…

PRN (Latin: pro re nata) – as necesarry [i.e. Suction secretions, PRN]

IE – internal examination ; mostly done on pregnant women

IV – intravenous / another is TIV (through IV) [i.e. IV fluid, Gentamycin TIV]

IM – intramuscular [i.e. Hepa B vaccine administration, IM]

PO (L. Per Orem) – through mouth [i.e Polio Vaccine 2-3 drops, PO]

NPO (nothing PO) – nothing through mouth/oral cavity. mostly ordered on patients with impaired oral cavity / patients with NGT

NGT (Nasogastric Tube) – yung pinapasok sa ilong na tube. yan abbreviation nyan.

SL – sublingual route, sa ilalim ng dila nilalagay yung gamot for absorption [i.e. Medication X, SL]

Common Abbreviations on Medical Procedures:

CS / C-sec – Caesarian Section

ORIF – Open reduction with internal fixation/fixator (yung mga nabalian ng buto ang common na may case nito)

Ex-Lap – Explore laparotomy ; commonly done on stab wound cases

AKA – Above knee amputation

BKA – below knee amputation

AEA – above elbow amputation

BEA – below elbow amputation


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