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Medical Records Abbreviations

On Behalf of Christian Ayers
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There are a lot of abbreviations that appear in medical records used in disability claims. Some examples some include:

HEENT – head, eyes, ears, nose and throat

WNL – within normal limits

VS – vital signs

HPI – history of present illness

CC – chief complaint

ROS – review of systems

PMH – past medical history

PSH – past surgical history

LOC – level of consciousness

NAD – no acute distress

DTR – deep tendon reflexes

R/O – rule out

MI – myocardial infarction

EMR – electronic medical record

PRN – patient return as needed