Medication Terminology: Use of Abbreviations and Symbols
Many healthcare providers use abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols when writing orders, taking notes, and documenting care. The delivery of safe patient care can be compromised if these "shortcuts" are confusing or if their meaning can be easily misunderstood by other caregivers.
This course will help you and your hospital improve communication and protect patient safety.
You will learn about:
- The danger of using abbreviations, acronyms, and symbols
- At Risk drug terms to avoid
- Safer terms to use instead