Medical Terminology, Hit 107 40967600
Abbreviations are a great way to reduce handwriting errors, and medical term errors in the healthcare field. Eliminating abbreviation errors could reduce medication errors. One major cause of errors is dangerous abbreviations and medical doses and expressions. You can add more letters to reduce these errors. The errors are unreadable or confusing handwriting by doctors and nurses, good communication is truly needed between one another to help them reduce errors. Yes, the policy is not enough to prevent medication errors. A list should be made of unacceptable abbreviations and symbols that all prescribers must have. Also create a policy to make sure that medical staff refer to the list, and take steps to make sure it is safe. Make another policy so that if, an abbreviation that should not be used however it was used make sure the prescription order is confirmed with the prescriber before it is filled. Abbreviations are accepted in the medical field. Many abbreviations are used for medical orders and diagnosis. Abbreviations should be used by anyone in the medical field such as nurses, nurse’s aids, x-ray techs, doctors, and pharmacy techs, really anyone who wants to pursue a career in this particular field of study. It is helpful to have knowledge of medical terminology. When we use these abbreviations on a constant basis they will become more familiar. When we use abbreviations this helps protect patient’s privacy and also cuts down the amount of time we spend writing things on charts. I agree that enough steps have been taken with policies and medical abbreviations for the prescribers. Abbreviations make it so much easier when dealing with medications and diagnosis. In the healthcare profession you must use good medical terminology to communicate with other healthcare workers. However when using theses abbreviations...
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