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Have you seen the latest Do Not Use List?

Posted by Laura on January 18, 2015

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The Joint Commission “Do Not Use” List

Official “Do Not Use” List Potential Problem Use Instead
U, u (unit) Mistaken for “0” (zero), the number “4” (four) or “cc” Write “unit”
IU (International Unit) Mistaken for IV (intravenous) or the number 10 (ten) Write “International Unit”
Q.D., QD, q.d., qd (daily)Q.O.D., QOD, q.o.d, qod(every other day) Mistaken for each otherPeriod after the Q mistaken for “I” and the “O” mistaken for “I Write “daily”Write “every other day”
Trailing zero (X.0 mg)*Lack of leading zero (.X mg) Decimal point is missed Write X mgWrite 0.X mg
MSMSO4 and MgSO4 Can mean morphine sulfate or magnesium sulfateConfused for one another Write “morphine sulfate”

Write “magnesium sulfate”

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