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                    IU East Nursing Medication Administration Abbreviations

Abbreviation MeaningAbbreviationMeaning

abeforep             after

a.c.before mealsp.c.after meals

ad.lib.as desired, freelyperthrough or by

cwithp.r.n.when necessary

cap, capscapsuleq.every

d.c., D/Cdiscontinueq. a.m.every morning

DSdouble strengthq.h.every hour

ECenteric coatedq2h, q 4hevery two hours,

elix.elixirevery four hours

fl. fld.Fluidqhs, qh.s.every night at bedtime

gttdropq.s.quantity sufficient

h, hrhourswithout

h.s.hour of sleep, at bedtimess, ssone half

I.M.intramusculars.c., S.C., s.q.subcutaneous

I.V.intravenoussl, SLsublingual

IVPBintravenous piggybacksol., solnsolution

LAlong-actingSRslow- release

LOSlength of staystat, STATimmediately, at once

NGT, ngnasogastric tubesuppsuppository

n.p.o., NPOnothing by mouthsuspsuspension

NS, N/Snormal salinesyp, syrsyrup

ODright eyetabtablet

OSleft eyet.i.d.three times a day

OUboth eyestincttincture

ointointmentcccubic centimeter

ggramgrgrain

kgkilogramLliter

mEqmilliequivalentmgmilligram

mLmilliliterMUmilliunits

oz.ounceT, tbs.tablespoon

tsp, t.teaspoonUunit

BSAbody surface areaBMIbody mass index

TPNtotal parenteral nutritionPPN peripheral parenteral

Nutrition

Temperature Conversion rule

To convert Fahrenheit   to Celsius, subtract 32 and divide by 1.8

or  C= 5/9 (F-32)

To convert Celsius to Fahrenheit multiply by 1.8 and add 32.

or F= 9/5  + 32

Developed by ECNF curriculum: 9/21/04

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