posted by Kathy .
I need know....How can eliminating abbreviation reduce errors?...Should written policies be developed for abbreviation usages? if yes,what should the policies contain? if no,explain......When are abbreviation acceptable? Who should use them and why?.....and According to the information in the online articles,do you think enough steps have been taken to reduce errors? explain why you agree or disagree.
Medical terminology -
For the first part of your post, try some of the following links:
So many abbreviations can mean the same thing; it can be very confusing. Indeed there whould be written policies that all follow. Abbrviations ar acceptable ONLY when everyone involved knows what the acronym is for.
Just for fun, here is a good acronym dictionary:
Just pick some abbreviations and see all the meanings there could be!