Loss of Consciousness?
It also stands for something else, something in obstetrics
Quite often I have no idea what the various abbreviations I read in patients' records mean. Please learn from this post and avoid all these silly acronyms.Now what on earth did you have in mind with LOC?level of consciousness loss of consciousness laxative of choice level of care Local Organising Committee locus of control lateral occipital complex lateral olivocochlear limit of confirmation liquid organic compound Local Optometric Committee locus coeruleus Locus of Control Scale loss of control lower oesophageal contractilityOr something else?See what I mean. Don't use them. Please.
I quite agree. During a tutorial on CTGs LOC was written at apoint of deceleration. We put this down to the patient loosing consciousness, this caused a bit of confusing until the reg pointed out it can stand for loss of connection of the leads.On another day I spent a significant amount of time trying to decipher someone notes with another student. There were so many and we got so absorbed we spent five minutes trying to work out what DR was. Then we deciphered the word next to it and realised it was a name
Is the fuddled medic male or female? Seems to vary from post to post.