Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 23: Medication errors related to potentially dangerous abbreviations | Joint Commission
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Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 23: Medication errors related to potentially dangerous abbreviations

September 1, 2001

This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired. This concern is addressed in Information Management standard IM.02.02.01, elements of performance 2 and 3, which include a “Do Not Use” list of abbreviations. Also, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices has a comprehensive List of Error-Prone Abbreviations, Symbols and Dose Designations, including those used in electronic medical records (EMR) systems. 

 

 

 

 
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