Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Abbreviations

Okay, at one time I said I would post a list of abbreviations used in labor and delivery......so here it is and I have included some gyn stuff too.

I'm sure if I have missed anything all my OB friends out there in bloggerland will chime in and add to the list (or make any corrections :)

AB abortion
AP antepartum
MAB - missed abortion
SAB - spontaneous abortion
TAB - therapeutic abortion
EAB - elective abortion
AFP Alpha Fetoprotein
MSAFP - maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein
AMA advanced maternal age
AFI amniotic fluid index
AROM artificial rupture of membranes
BBOW bulging bag of water
BPP biophysical profile
CPD cephalopelvic disproportion
CST contraction stress test
CT chlamydia trachomatous
CVS chorionic villi sampling
D & C dilatation & curettage
D & E dilatation & evacuation
DIC disseminating intravascular coagulopathy
DI/DI dichorionic/diamniotic twins
EDC/EDD estimated date of confinement/estimated date of delivery
EFM electronic fetal monitoring.......cEFM continuous electronic fetal monitoring
EFW estimated fetal weight
EGA estimated gestational age
FAVD forceps assisted vaginal delivery
FHR/FHT fetal heart rate/fetal heart tracing or tone
FLM fetal lung maturity
FSE fetal scalp electrode
FTP failure to progress
GBS group B beta streptococcus
GC gonorrhea
GDM gestational diabetes mellitus
GH gestational hypertension (the most currently correct name for PIH)
GIFT gamete intra-fallopian tube transfer
G_P_ gravida, para (TPAL - term, preterm, abortions, living children)
GTD gestational trophoblastic disease
HCG human chorionic gonadotropin
BHCG - beta human chorionic gonadotropin (usually serum)
UHCG - urinary human chorionic gonadotropin
HELLP hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes, low platelets
HSV herpes simplex virus
IP intrapartum
IUD intrauterine device
IUFD intrauterine fetal death
IUGR intrauterine growth retardation
IUI intrauterine insemination
IUP intrauterine pregnancy
IUPC intrauterine pressure catheter
IVF in vitro fertilization
LDR labor, delivery, recovery (all in one room)
LDRP labor, delivery, recovery, postpartum
LEEP loop electrical excision procedure
LGA large for gestational age
LMP last menstrual period
LOA/LOT/LOP left occiput anterior/left occiput transverse/left occiput posterior
LOF leaking of fluid
LTCS/LVCS low transverse C- section/low vertical C-section
MBU mother/baby unit
MVU Montevideo units
NB newborn
NBN newborn nursery
NICU neonatal intensive care unit
NST non-stress test
NSVD normal spontaneous vaginal delivery
NT nuchal translucency
NTD neural tube defect
OCP oral contraceptive pills
OT occiput transverse
PCOS polycystic ovarian syndrome
PID pelvic inflammatory disease
PIH pregnancy induced hypertension
POC products of conception
POD/PPD post-operative day/postpartum day
PP postpartum
PPH postpartum hemorrhage
PPROM preterm premature rupture of membranes
PROM premature rupture of membranes
PTL preterm labor
PUBS percutaneous umbilical blood sampling
PUPPPS pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy
ROA/ROT/ROP right occiput anterior/right occiput transverse/right occiput posterior
ROM rupture of membranes
SGA small for gestational age
SRMC single room maternity care
SROM spontaneous rupture of membranes
STI sexually transmitted transmitted infection
SVE sterile vaginal exam
TOL trial of labor
UC uterine contraction
US ultrasound
VAVD vacuum-assisted vaginal delivery
VBAC vaginal birth after C-section


GYN related abbreviations
AGUS atypical glandular cells of unknown significance
ASCUS atypical squamous cells of unknown significance
BSO bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy
BTL bilateral tubal ligation
CIN cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
EMB endometrial biopsy
ERT estrogen replacement therapy
HGSIL high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
HPL human placental lactogen
HPV human papilloma virus
HRT hormone replacement therapy
HSG hysterosalpingogram
LGSIL low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion
TAH total abdominal hysterectomy
TOA tubo-ovarian abscess
TVH total vaginal hysterectomy VAIN vaginal intraepithelial neoplasia
VIN vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia

17 comments:

Myra said...

Very comprehensive. Nice. The only one I would add is fFN for Fetal Fibronectin - this test is popular at our hospital.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the list...any idea what NGTM or REM stands for?

Suzan said...

REM is rapid eye movement. Thanks for the great dictionary. I am also looking for NGTM, in my Midwifery studies.

Suzan said...

REM is rapid eye movement. Thanks for the great dictionary. I am also looking for NGTM, in my Midwifery studies.

Anonymous said...

Have you any ides what FBS stands for? Im a first year midwifery student and have been given abbreviations to find out. Thanks, Claire

RN2CNM said...

FBS is most likely fasting blood sugar.....
Suzan, puzzled about NGTM but will look some more...let me know if you find out what it is

Anonymous said...

FBS is fetal blood sampling (as in when the CTG indicates decellerations and they need to check whether to do a section or whether to continue they check the pH by doing a fetal blood sample).

Anonymous said...

Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the informative information - I enjoyed reading it! I always enjoy this blog. :) Cheers, video woman giving birth

Anonymous said...

Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so! really nice post.

Anonymous said...

hey all, thanks this is really helpful , im a first year mid student also does anyone know what IPPV is? also FM as there is a few for that? and SCN?

tubal reversal said...

very good article and shows your creativity.

RN2CNM said...

IPPV is for Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation and SCN is for Special Care Nursery (at least in my neck of the woods!)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the list! Anyone knows what these stand for? Thanks in advance!

Ab (not AB)
circ
C&P
R/O

Anonymous said...

I need to do a case study on maternal newborn. question: what does SVB, I know vb is virginal birth what does the (S) stand for and h/o PPH 1500mls. specifically (h/o) stand for thank for any help on this

Anonymous said...

ps I'M a second year nursing student

RN2CNM said...

The S in SVB is for 'spontaneous', not assisted with vacuum or forceps. H/O is 'history of'