Thanks for the Self-Test on "Documentation Dilemmas" (February 2008).* As a medication safety specialist, however, I disagree with the answer to question 26, "Which abbreviations are on The Joint Commission's Do not use list?" The only correct answer is MSO4. The other choices-D/C, sq, and HS-aren't on that list. But in my opinion, no abbreviation is a good abbreviation. Using abbreviations is an unsafe practice.
JOANNE PETERSON-FALCONE, RN, FISMP
Colorado Springs, Colo.
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