Stop Common Pharmacy Calculation Errors in Their Tracks

You play a crucial role in preventing pharmacy calculation errors.

Decimals. Watch decimals closely...being off by one decimal place can lead to a patient getting ten times too much, or too little, of a med.

For example, an Rx written for levothyroxine 0.025 mg is the same as 25 mcg (0.025 mg x 1,000 mcg/1 mg = 25 mcg). Misplacing the decimal point could lead to the patient getting a 250 mcg dose instead.

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