Abbreviations Ch 12

  1. ABGs
    arterial blood gases
  2. AFB
    acid-fast bacillus
  3. ARDS
    acute respiratory distress syndrome
  4. BAL
    bronchial alveolar lavage
  5. Bronch
  6. COPD
    chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  7. CPAP
    continuous positive airway pressure
  8. CPR
    cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  9. CTA
    clear to auscultation
  10. CXR
    chest x-ray
  11. DLco
    diffusion in capacity of lung for carbon monoxide
  12. DOE
    dyspnea on exertion
  13. DPI
    dry powder inhaler
  14. DPT
    diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
  15. FEV1
    forced expirations volume in first second
  16. FVC
    forced vital capacity
  17. ICU
    intensive care unit
  18. LLL
    left lower lobe (of lung)
  19. LUL
    left upper lobe (of lung)
  20. MDI
    metered-dose inhaler
  21. NIV
    noninvasive ventilation
  22. NSCLC
    non-small cell lung cancer
  23. OSA
    obstructive sleep apnea
  24. PaCO2
    CO2 partial pressure
  25. PaO2
    oxygen partial pressure
  26. PCP
    pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
  27. PE
    pulmonary embolism
  28. PEEP
    positive end expiratory pressure
  29. PFTs
    pulmonary function test
  30. PND
    paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
  31. PPD
    purified protein derivative
  32. RDS
    respiratory distress syndrome
  33. RLL
    right lower lobe (of lung)
  34. RSV
    respiratory syncytial virus
  35. RUL
    right upper lobe (of lung)
  36. SCLC
    small cell lung cancer
  37. SIMV
    synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation
  38. SOB
    shortness of breath
  39. TB
  40. TLC
    total lung capacity
  41. URI
    upper respiratory infection
  42. VAP
    ventilation-associated pneumonia
  43. VATS
    video-assisted thorascopy
  44. V/Qscans
    ventilation-perfusion scan
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Abbreviations Ch 12
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