Sharing Lessons Learned – Abbreviations in Patient Communications

February 9, 2015    |   By: Calevir

Rules for abbreviation use generally focus on medication safety-identifying visual and textual ambiguities that may confuse other medical professionals. The ISMP List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols, and Dose Designations includes items like IU that could appear like IV or 10; and DPT, which could stand for Demerol-Phenergan-Thorazine or diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus.   Read more   Courtesy of CHPSO.


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