"Educational interventions to reduce the use of abbreviations and dosage designations that were deemed unsafe at a level I trauma center are described. Strategies to reduce the use of unsafe abbreviations at Detroit Receiving Hospital were studied. Six abbreviations and dosage designations were deemed as unsafe by the site's medication-use and patient medical safety committees: (1) U for units, (2) mu g for microgram, (3) TlW for three times a week, (4) the degree symbol for hour, (5) trailing zeros after a decimal point, and (6) the lack of leading zeros before a decimal point," scientists in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia report.
"Data on abbreviation use was collected starting...
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