Source:

Nursing2015

April 2008, Volume 38 Number 4 , p 10 - 10 [FREE]

Author

  • JOANNE PETERSON-FALCONE RN, FISMP

Abstract

 

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.

 

*Individual subscribers can also access this article free online at http://www.nursing2008.com.[Context Link]

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.

*Individual subscribers can also access this article free online at http://www.nursing2008.com.[Context Link]