Common Abbreviations

Abbreviations For Medical Alert Jewelry

Our personalized jewelry is hand stamped rather than engraved, so we accommodate text to fit our standard font sizes. Therefore, we use abbreviations as much as possible to maximize space on our medical alert jewelry. For instance, for a penicillin allergy, we would use PCN to save space. If you have a rare disease that medics many not be as familiar with at a glance, that is something we will want to spell out. If your request falls under our normal abbreviations and it’s warranted for space, we will use them automatically. If we are unsure, we will contact you first. If there is something you don’t want abbreviated, please indicate when you check out and we’ll contact you if we have space constraints. You may find it helpful to speak with your medical professional for advice.

Common Medical Abbreviations:

Atrial Fibrillation A-Fib
Allergy/Allergic ALGY
Aortic Valve Replacement  AVR
Aspirin ASA
Blood Pressure  BP
Cancer  CA
Chronic Kidney Disease  CKD
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease  COPD
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia CAH
Congestive Heart Failure  CHF
Coronary Artery Disease  CAD
Coronary Heart Disease CHD
Cystic Fibrosis  CF
Deep Vein Thrombosis  DVT
Defibrillate/Defibrillation  DEFIB
Diabetic Ketoacidosis  DKA
Diabetes Mellitus  DM
Diagnosis or Disease DX/DIAG
Discontinue  D/C
Do Not Resuscitate  DNR
Epinephrine  EPI
Epinephrine Pen (auto-injector)  EPIPEN
Erythromycin Ethylsuccinate  EES
History  HX
Hypertension  HTN
In Case of Emergency  ICE
Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus IDDM
Intravenous  IV
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura  ITP
Medication(s)/Prescription(s)  MED/MEDS/RX/RXS
Mitral Valve Prolapsed  MVP
Nasogastric  NG
No Known Allergies  NKA
No Known Drug Allergies  NKDA
Penicillin  PCN
Tetracyclin TCN
Tracheal/Tracheotomy  TRACH
Transplant or Treatment  TX (requires context)
Von Willebrand’s Disease  VWD