Week 7. D/C = discontinue or discharge
Many things can be discontinued: a specific medication, intervention, intravenous infusion no longer needed or working as it should, nurse-patient relationship, any relationship. Though of course something discontinued can always be started again, if needed, perhaps elsewhere. If there are no good veins left on upper extremities, the nurse starts digging into veins in a soft calf, even if the patient protests softly, "Ai, ai, ai."