Question Orders That Include Drug Name Abbreviations
Error-prone drug name abbreviations have a history of mistaken identity...and can cause serious patient harm if misread.
You've likely seen some of the common culprits. "T3" can be read as Tylenol #3 or liothyronine..."HCT" as hydrochlorothiazide or hydrocortisone...or "AZT" as zidovudine or azathioprine.
Stop errors due to drug name abbreviations in your pharmacy.