some Unusual abbreviations. still valid? - USMLE Forums
USMLE Forums Logo
USMLE Forums         Your Reliable USMLE Online Community     Members     Posts
Home
USMLE Articles
USMLE News
USMLE Polls
USMLE Books
USMLE Apps
Go Back   USMLE Forums > USMLE Step 2 CS Forum

USMLE Step 2 CS Forum USMLE Step 2 CS Discussion Forum: Let's talk about anything related to USMLE Step 2 CS exam


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-03-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 44
Threads: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 36
Star some Unusual abbreviations. still valid?

while surfing the net trying to find the meaning of different abbreviations, I found a list with some useful ones. dont remember the website but at the bottom it read: tanya oberoi pandya, D.O, MBA.
these are some examples:
No r/r/w. NO ROCHI RALES OR WHEEZES.
No t/a/d. NO TOBACCO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.
NSVD: normal spontaneous vaginal delivery. (useful for peds history)
BRBPR: bright red blood per rectum.
HA: headache.
HJR: hepatojugular reflux.
VB: vaginal bleeding.

and of course in the same list you find the other well know abbreviations used for the PN.
has anybody used any of this in the actual exam? since they are very common I think I would save some time by using the but Im not so sure.
any input is greatly appreciated. :sorry:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message




  #2  
Old 07-03-2013
val7's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: CS Only
Posts: 557
Threads: 29
Thanked 295 Times in 186 Posts
Reputation: 315
Default

Hi bullonto!
so... No one will be able to tell you if these are valid because we don't know any more than you do. If it was me, I would definitely not risk it!
I have never heard of most of these except for BRBPR and NSVD.
no one will be able to give you a definite answer but if they are not on the official list, I would not risk it, especially with abbreviations you have never heard of...
Hope this helps!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
water (07-04-2013)
  #3  
Old 07-03-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: 1+CK+CS
Posts: 44
Threads: 3
Thanked 26 Times in 16 Posts
Reputation: 36
Default

that is a wise answer. thank you very much for the prompt response. IŽll stick to the well known abbreviations then.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-05-2013
val7's Avatar
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: CS Only
Posts: 557
Threads: 29
Thanked 295 Times in 186 Posts
Reputation: 315
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by laalaram View Post
i think has anybody used any of this in the actual exam? since they are very common I think I would save some time by using the but Im not so sure.

Actually, these are not common abbreviations.
Like I said, no one will be able to give you a definite answer so you have to decide for yourself if you want to risk it or not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-09-2013
USMLE Forums Scout
 
Steps History: ---
Posts: 11
Threads: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 6 Posts
Reputation: 23
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bullonto View Post
while surfing the net trying to find the meaning of different abbreviations, I found a list with some useful ones. dont remember the website but at the bottom it read: tanya oberoi pandya, D.O, MBA.
these are some examples:
No r/r/w. NO ROCHI RALES OR WHEEZES.
No t/a/d. NO TOBACCO ALCOHOL OR DRUGS.
NSVD: normal spontaneous vaginal delivery. (useful for peds history)
BRBPR: bright red blood per rectum.
HA: headache.
HJR: hepatojugular reflux.
VB: vaginal bleeding.

and of course in the same list you find the other well know abbreviations used for the PN.
has anybody used any of this in the actual exam? since they are very common I think I would save some time by using the but Im not so sure.
any input is greatly appreciated. :sorry:

I second the other comments. Out of that list, in proper context, you may be safe with NSVD and BRBPR as they're well-known. I also use HA in my daily progress notes but I don't think that one is as common. I wouldn't risk it, stick to the known ones.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
The above post was thanked by:
bullonto (07-13-2013)



Reply

Tags
Patient-Note

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the USMLE Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Medical School
Choose "---" if you don't want to tell. AMG for US & Canadian medical schools. IMG for all other medical schools.
USMLE Steps History
What steps finished! Example: 1+CK+CS+3 = Passed Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, and Step 3.

Choose "---" if you don't want to tell.

Favorite USMLE Books
What USMLE books you really think are useful. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.
Location
Where you live. Leave blank if you don't want to tell.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unusual Step 1 Study Strategy! Moloch USMLE Step 1 Forum 7 01-29-2012 10:40 AM
Using UWorld Early - Unusual Strategy HappyMD USMLE Step 1 Forum 4 01-11-2012 01:20 PM
unusual episodes khushboo USMLE Step 1 Forum 6 09-25-2010 09:30 AM
An unusual Fungal Metabolite with killing properties Yallah USMLE Step 1 Forum 6 06-21-2010 12:32 PM
Unusual Patient's Beliefs sharvaree19 USMLE Step 2 CS Forum 3 05-16-2010 07:45 PM

RSS Feed
Find Us on Facebook
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

USMLE® & other trade marks belong to their respective owners, read full disclaimer
USMLE Forums created under Creative Commons 3.0 License. (2009-2014)