Pediatric Cancer HandbookResourcesCommon Conversions and Abbreviations

Common Conversions and Abbreviations


AC before meals

BID twice daily

CVC central venous catheter

GT gastrostomy tube

HS at night

IM intramuscularly (into the muscle)

IV intravenously (into the vein)

NG nasogastric (nose to stomach)

NJ nasojejunal (nose to intestine)

NPO nothing by mouth (no food or drink)

PO by mouth

PRN as needed

Q every

QID four times daily

QD every day

SQ subcutaneously (under the skin)

TID three times daily

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