Are You Giving Medications as Ordered?
The goal of this course is to inform nurses about the dangers of using drug abbreviations in nursing practice. Errors that may occur from poor handwriting, abbreviations and related drug names.

Course Publication Date: September 20, 2011

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Denise L. Gray RN, MAS, BSN, CCM
Course No:M092011
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
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Learning Objectives
  • Identify the Naked decimal point and why it’s use is not good practice.
  • Identify the abbreviations that cause most drug errors.
  • Identify how to deal with ambiguous orders.
  • Identify the abbreviations used at your facility that are forbidden.


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