Medical Terminology and Abbreviations - Nursing Flashcards

The Medical Terminology and Abbreviations Flashcards allows students entering in or currently enrolled in a healthcare-related program to build a strong foundation of medical terminology and abbreviations. These flashcards are divided into 4 main parts:

  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Anatomical Terminology
  • Medical Abbreviations
  • Prescription Abbreviations

What’s included?

  • Two hundred two (202) 3” x 5” flashcards plus cover cards and index cards.
  • Each card is durable, with a glossy front and a matte back for easy note-taking.

Medical Terminology and Abbreviations Topics

Medical Terminology:

  • This section contains the most common and important prefixes, root words, and suffixes you will see in medical terminology.
  • Related terms are grouped together in a practical, easy-to-digest way (vs. just an alphabetical list of terms).
  • The most important prefixes, roots, and suffixes are tagged with a magnifying glass. These are terms you will definitely need to know!
  • Examples are provided for each prefix, root, and suffix. We made sure to include common examples that you are likely to see in school and on the job.
  • Cool chicken hints are found throughout this section to give you helpful and silly ways to remember many of the terms.

Basic Anatomical Terminology:

  • Anatomical Landmarks, Directional Terms, Body Planes, and Body Cavities are included in this section.
  • This section will help you learn the proper way to describe body parts, positions, and directions in a healthcare setting.
  • Illustrations are provided to enhance your understanding of the terminology.
  • Cool chicken hints are also included in this section to give you silly or helpful ways to remember difficult-to-remember terms.

Medical Abbreviations:

  • The most common abbreviations used in the healthcare setting (and their meanings) from A to Z are provided in this section.
  • These abbreviations are used frequently in charting and communications, so being familiar with these terms will give you an edge as a healthcare provider.

Prescription Abbreviations:

  • Common prescription abbreviations and their meanings are provided, so you can easily decode prescriptions and understand what is ordered for your patient.
  • Error-prone abbreviations that are sometimes seen in medical practice (but are not recommended for use) have been included separately. It is good to be aware of these high-risk terms, so you can clarify orders and advocate for safer terminology as a health care provider.
For more detail, check out the searchable, interactive index of Medical Terminology Topics.

Who will level up their learning using these flashcards?

  • Nursing students
  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Patient Care Assistant (PCA)
  • Respiratory Therapy (RT)
  • Lab Tech
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Nutrition Services
  • Monitor Tech
  • Unit Clerk Receptionist
  • Environmental Services

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