Abbreviations in physiotherapy Original Editor - Ruairi O'Donohoe (/User:Ruairi_O%27Donohoe) Top Contributors - Garima Gedamkar (/User:Garima_Gedamkar), Ruairi O'Donohoe (/User:Ruairi_O%27Donohoe), Scott Buxton (/User:Scott_Buxton) and Venkata Nagaraj Mummadisetty (/User:Venkata_Nagaraj_Mummadisetty)
Contents 1 Description 2 Abbreviations: 2.1 Units: 2.2 Frequency and time: 2.3 Routes of Administration 2.4 Never abbreviate 2.5 # 2.6 A 2.7 B 2.8 C 2.9 D 2.10 E 2.11 F 2.12 G 2.13 H 2.14 I 2.15 J 2.16 K 2.17 L 2.18 M 2.19 N 2.20 O 2.21 P 2.22 Q 2.23 R 2.24 S 2.25 T 2.26 U 2.27 V 2.28 W 2.29 X 2.30 Y 2.31 Z 3 References
Description Abbreviations assist healthcare professionals to make effective use of their time. These abbreviations should be recognised and agreed upon in order to ensure best practice.
The following Abbreviations are taken from the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) Code of Practice for Healthcare Records Management Version 2.  and from wikipedia .
Abbreviations: Units: Centimeter
Frequency and time: b.d./b.i.d.
In the morning
Four times daily
In the evening
Three times daily
Routes of Administration IV
Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrotomy
Per Oral (oral by mouth)
Never abbreviate Patient's resuscitation status Drug names Right OR Left
Except when used as part of an approved abbreviation