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Nursing2015

September 2005, Volume 35 Number 9 , p 34 - 34 [FREE]

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Abstract

 

Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question:

 

When documenting medications like insulin, do you routinely use the abbreviation "U" for "unit"?

 

Never abbreviate "unit"-a "U" can be easily misinterpreted as a four or a zero.

 

Visit http://www.nursingcenter.com to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.

Nurses who recently visited our Web site answered this question:

When documenting medications like insulin, do you routinely use the abbreviation "U" for "unit"?

Never abbreviate "unit"-a "U" can be easily misinterpreted as a four or a zero.

 
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Visit http://www.nursingcenter.com to answer our monthly survey question and view results from other surveys.