These are three more abbreviations I saw in a single discharge summary yesterday that I couldn't figure out without google:
I really do think there should be a list of standard abbreviations that are acceptable and everything else should be spelled out.
Perfectly clear to me:ReplyDelete
WBXRT - Wanda's a buxum x-ray technicion
CRAO - Cranium is round and oval
PSC - Phlebotomists speedy and cheerful
Weight-bearing x-ray trolleyReplyDelete
Chair retains awful odor
Pubis sin crabs
I got the first two but "Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis" ?ReplyDelete
Definitely not common enough conditions to warrant abbreviations.
If they have any diagnoses added by an ophthalmologist, CRAO is a Central Retinal Artery Occlusion, and PSC is a Posterior Subcapsular Cataract.ReplyDelete
CRAO is a terrible diagnosis, essentially a stroke of the eye, and the patient's retina is dead, so they will have almost no vision in the affected eye wver again.
PSC cataract is a type of cataract that is treated with standard cataract surgery. We like to describe the cataract because they have different features and affect vision in slightly different ways, but the surgery is exactly the same.
Oh, for pity's sale/ These are just ridiculousReplyDelete
In case anyone is interested:ReplyDelete
WBXRT: Whole Brain radiation therapy
CRAO: Central Retinal Artery Occlusion
PSC: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis