|Measure: A list of "do not use" abbreviations, aconyms, symbols and dose desciptions is created and applied to all handwritten or free text orders or medication documents and to preprinted forms.|
Time Period Ending: 12/31/2012
What We Are Doing:
This Measure is no longer a NPSG but has been incorporated into the Medication Management Standards. PeaceHealth St John Medical Center, along with all of PeaceHealth, follows a policy for "Do Not Use" abbreviations. We review records constantly to make sure abbreviations that could lead to harm aren't used. When identified the individual is notified of the abbreviation and it's prohibition.