Don't Mistake the Abbreviation "Q6pm" for "Every 6 Hours as Needed"

Two near misses will put the spotlight on avoiding errors with dangerous abbreviations.

In the first case, "B-L-D" was misread as "twice daily"...but the prescriber meant "with breakfast, lunch, and dinner."

In the second, "QM" was misinterpreted as "every day"...instead of "every month."

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