Volume 21, Issue 17
Medication Safety Alert! August 25, 2016
In this week's issue:
- "Use as Directed" Can Cause Confusion for Both Patients and Practitioners
- Dnt abbrv drg nms
- Caution: All not aware cisatracurium is available in two strengths!
- Correction to table of patches not safe with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Drug database errata
- Put Your Boots On...
- ISMP 19th Annual Cheers Awards dinner
- December 6, Stoney's Rockin' Country, Las Vegas
Problem: If you are a pharmacist working in an outpatient setting, you have likely received a prescription in which the prescriber used the all-too-familiar sigs “use as directed” (UAD), “take as directed” (TUD), “as directed” (UD), or even the Latin “ut dictum” or “ut dict.” These sigs are...