Question Orders That Include Drug Name Abbreviations

Error-prone drug name abbreviations have a history of mistaken identity...and can cause serious patient harm if misread.

You've likely seen some of the common culprits. "T3" can be read as Tylenol #3 or liothyronine..."HCT" as hydrochlorothiazide or hydrocortisone...or "AZT" as zidovudine or azathioprine.

Stop errors due to drug name abbreviations in your pharmacy.

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