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…
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