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Old 03-28-2013
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Info CS Patient Note Abbreviations

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Now some of the abbreviations are not on the USMLE website's cs info manual. Do u know if abbreviations like these are acceptable:

CTAB for clear to auscultation bilaterally,
B/L for bilateral
M/R/G for murmurs, rubs and gallops.
yrs for years
wks for weeks
3/12 for 3 months
G/U for gastro/urinary


I heard some people say ok to these but seriously are they acceptable in the PN when its not given in the website or even on FA?
Do let me know...
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Hi pectoralis,
I have the same question.
But I'll tell you that I'm planning on typing out the whole thing at least for:
-Clear to auscultation bilaterally.

I'll type: no RMG. I think this is OK and wks, yrs is ok short as well.
I guess if you say "25 yo m c/o..." is ok too. (note that 'm' in lower case should be ok too... that's in the official list. I don't know why FA always uses capital. I guess that's not a big deal.
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i will list the most popular and accepted ones in place of urs---
B/L CTA
NO MGR
YRS
WKS
X 3 M
G/U SHD BE FINE BUT NOT SURE. I HAVE SEEN PPL USING GU
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Hi!

Now some of the abbreviations are not on the USMLE website's cs info manual. Do u know if abbreviations like these are acceptable:

CTAB for clear to auscultation bilaterally,
B/L for bilateral
M/R/G for murmurs, rubs and gallops.
yrs for years
wks for weeks
3/12 for 3 months
G/U for gastro/urinary


I heard some people say ok to these but seriously are they acceptable in the PN when its not given in the website or even on FA?
Do let me know...
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Kids Abbreviations:

Hey - guys I have question to somebody who already took CS and passed the Exam - I have started implementing a lot of shortcuts - for the PN - does it work in real PN - can somebody give a me real experience:

NC - noncontributory
LEs - lower extremities
UEs - upper extremities
COC - contraception
ABD: S/ NT/ ND/ BS+/ no HSM - soft, nontender, nondistended, hepatosplenomegaly
IDU - illicit drug use
ttp - tender to palpation

♂ - father
♀ - mother
↑ - pain increased, aggregated, exacerbated....
↓ - pain decreased, alleviated, get better by ...
1 - primary
2 - secondary
3 - tertiary
- none/nothing/ without
20-30' - for minutes


Thanks for suggestions!

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