Monday, 28 of May of 2018

New Study Indicates that Medication Abbreviation Confusions Could Contribute to Injuries

By Mark Favaloro, Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Unfortunately, the abbreviation system for many prescription medications can cause confusion for nurses and other health professionals. A recent study showed that the participants did not correctly interpret an abbreviation. For example, participants interpreted “ER” as meaning “emergency release”, rather than “extended release”, with incorrect classification as a short-acting medication. To learn more, read the story here…

Misinterpretation of Medication Abbreviations Can Have Serious Consequences

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