Acute Care 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
Featured article
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...

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