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How To: Using Abbreviations / HotStrings


General Package Abbreviations:

The following is the list of Hotstrings or Abbreviations used in the StoreyQuickNotes General Package

::po::by mouth
::qd::every day
::q::every
::qhs::every night at bedtime
::prn::as needed
::nv::nausea and vomiting
::appl::apply to affected region
::tid::three times a day
::bid::twice a day
::qty::quantity
::fuw::Follow Up Weight:

:c:Amox::Amoxicillin
:c:Lor::Lortab 5/500
:c:Lot::Lotrisone
:c:Sil::Silvadene

::nlrcar::Carafate Suspension, 2 teaspons, swish and swallow four times a day
::nlrlom::Lomotil, 1 to 2 by mouth every 8 hours as needed for diarrhea (max 8 per day)
::nlrsil::Silavdene, Apply to affected region three times a day
::nlrlot::Lotrisone, Apply to affected region three times a day
::nlrxyl::Xyloxyline, 1 tablespoon by mouth before meals, after meals, and before bedtime
::nlrnys::Nystatin Suspension, 1 teaspoon, swish well for 2 min and swallow four times a day.  Take 2 days past symptom resolution.

::disc::“INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE PATIENT, PHARMACY, OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.”
::meds::MEDICATIONS:
::chemo::CHEMOTHERAPY:
::all::ALLERGIES:
::phar::PHARMACY:

::nkda::No Known Drug Allergies

::mlist::
(
MEDICATIONS:


CHEMOTHERAPY:


ALLERGIES:


PHARMACY:


“INFORMATION PROVIDED BY THE PATIENT, PHARMACY, OR OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS.”
)

MD Package Abbreviations:

The following is a list of Hotstrings or Abbreviations used in the StoreyQuickNotes MD side of the package. It is copied from the code so the format is a little odd, but really pretty easy to read.

For example: ‘po’ will automatically be turned into ‘by mouth’

::po::by mouth
::qd::every day
::q::every
::qhs::every night at bedtime
::prn::as needed
::nv::nausea and vomiting
::appl::apply to affected region
::tid::three times a day
::bid::twice a day
::qty::quantity
::fuw::Follow Up Weight:

:c:Amox::Amoxicillin
:c:Lor::Lortab 5/500
:c:Lot::Lotrisone
:c:Sil::Silvadene

::nlrcar::Carafate Suspension, 2 teaspons, swish and swallow four times a day
::nlrlom::Lomotil, 1 to 2 by mouth every 8 hours as needed for diarrhea (max 8 per day)
::nlrsil::Silavdene, Apply to affected region three times a day
::nlrlot::Lotrisone, Apply to affected region three times a day
::nlrxyl::Xyloxyline, 1 tablespoon by mouth before meals, after meals, and before bedtime
::nlrnys::Nystatin Suspension, 1 teaspoon, swish well for 2 min and swallow four times a day.  Take 2 days past symptom resolution.

; ------------------ ABBREVIATIONS ONLY IN THE MD PACKAGE ------------------

; C1 option - do not conform to typed case : See Hotstrings and Auto-replace

::met::metastatic        ; updated to remove issue with 'm' turning into something more
::mets::metastasis       ; changed
::adeno::Adenocarcinoma
::adp::Adenocarinoma of the Prostate
:C1:scca::Squamous Cell Carcinoma	
:C1:nsclc::Non Small Cell Lung Cancer
:C1:sclc::Small Cell Lung Cancer
:C1:idc::Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
:C1:dcis::Ductal Carcinoma In Situ		

::l::left
::r::right
::br::breast
::wb::whole brain
::cw::chest wall
::abd::abdomen
::pros::prostate      ; removed pr is Progestion Receptors
::pb::prostate bed

::ha::headaches
::n::nausea
::v::vomiting
::f::fatigue
::di::diarrhea      ; Add 'i' due to the word "I'diarrhea" from "I'd" - funny bad typo :)
::tx::treatment		

::sig::significant
::ca::cancer
::co::complains of
::pt::patient
::dz::disease
:C1:xrt::radiotherapy
::chemo::chemotherapy
::muc::mucositis
::ery::erythema
::desq::desquamation
::med onc::medical oncology

:C1:rtc::Return To Clinic:         ; Added in version 1.0
:c1:fu::Follow-up

::imf::inframammary fold region    ; Added in Version 1.01
::ax::axilla
::mdes::moist desquamation
::ddes::dry desquamation
::mdbr::moist desquamation in the axilla and inframmary fold region

Use:

Using Abbreviations or HotStrings with AutoHotKey is as easy as typing. If you type any/many notes into your electronic chart, it is very useful to have a number of abbreviations readily converted to longer text.

Below is my current list that I am using in the MD and Nursing Packages. If you need to turn them off, there are a couple of options.

  • Exit the Program
  • Use the Win-S shortcut to Suspend the script

Notes:

:c:

Means the case has to match exactly for the abbreviation to be expanded.  ie ‘lot’ will not expand but ‘Lot’ will.

:C1:

Means the abbreviation will be expand to the expanded version and it will ignore your capitalization.  For example, ‘l’ doesn’t have a C1 modifier so ‘l’ turns into ‘left’ while ‘L’ turns into ‘Left’.  ‘RTC’ in contrast which has the C1 modifier, will always turn into ‘Return To Clinic:’ regardless of how you capitalize ‘rtc’.

Editing or Changing or Adding New Entries:

These are really very easy to change.  Simply open up the .ahk script by right-clicking and selecting ‘edit’.  From there you can scroll down to the bottom of the code and make changes.

The format is pretty easy and you can pretty much copy the format to add new ones or delete ones you don’t like.  As always, if you run into trouble the AutoHotKey Help Documentation is a great place to look.

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