eliminate dangerous abbreviations from prescriptions

You'll see increasing efforts to eliminate dangerous abbreviations from prescriptions.

Starting in January, JCAHO will no longer allow certain abbreviations in chart orders, progress notes, etc.

These abbreviations include: U...IU...QD...QOD...trailing zeros on doses...lack of a leading zero for doses less than 1...and the drug abbreviations MS, MSO4, and MgSO4.

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