Why are abbreviations placed on the Do Not Use list?

Why are abbreviations placed on the Do Not Use list?

While these abbreviations are not the only ones that may be confused with one another, the high prevalence of confusion (along with serious potential ramifications when confusion occurs) has led the Joint Commission to put these abbreviations on the “DO NOT USE” list.

What medical abbreviations should not be used?

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Abbreviations Intended Meaning Correction
OD, OS, OU Right eye, left eye, each eye Use “right eye,” “left eye,” or “each eye”
BT Bedtime Use “bedtime”
cc Cubic centimeters Use “mL”
D/C Discharge or discontinue Use “discharge” and “discontinue”

What is the medical term for right eye?

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What are some error prone medical abbreviations?

Mistaken as OD, OS, OU (right eye, left eye, each eye) Use “right ear,” “left ear,” or “each ear” OD, OS, OU. Right eye, left eye, each eye. Mistaken as AD, AS, AU (right ear, left ear, each ear)

Which of the following abbreviations is on ISMP’s list of error prone abbreviations?

What does Medmarx stand for?

MEDMARX is an Internet-accessible, anonymous medication error reporting program designed for hospitals and health systems to systematically collect, analyze, and report medication errors. This study examined 154,816 medication error reports that were submitted to MEDMARX between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2001.

What does SIG mean on a prescription?

Often the abbreviation “sig” will appear just before the directions on the prescription. “Sig” is short for the Latin, signetur, or “let it be labeled.”

What does IC mean before a drug name?

Many pharmaceutical companies offer free or low-cost interstitial cystitis (IC) prescription medicines (both brandnames and generics) to IC patients.

What is stat order?

STAT orders, referred to as “now” orders for medication, are given to a nurse based upon a physician’s assessment of an individual’s medical or psychiatric condition. STAT orders require a physician’s order for every unscheduled use of medication.

What does .3 refills mean?

For your regular medications, Union Health Center providers usually prescribe enough pills for 3 months with 3 refills. This would read QTY: 90 and 3 Refills. This means you can receive enough medications for almost 1 year without having to call your doctor for a refill!

Can Schedule 2 prescriptions be refilled?

Schedule II medications may not be refilled; a new prescription must be written every time. Medications classified as Schedule III or IV controlled substances may be refilled up to 5 times in a 6-month period.

What schedule drug is Xanax?

Schedule IV Controlled Substances Examples of Schedule IV substances include: alprazolam (Xanax®), carisoprodol (Soma®), clonazepam (Klonopin®), clorazepate (Tranxene®), diazepam (Valium®), lorazepam (Ativan®), midazolam (Versed®), temazepam (Restoril®), and triazolam (Halcion®).