Abbreviations abound in the medical field! I do not know why or how many there are, but the number used daily in a healthcare setting is staggering. It is important to know, use, and interpret medical abbreviations correctly.
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Note: There is no official ‘use list’ of approved abbreviations; however, the Institute for Safe Medical Practice (ISMP) has a list of error-prone abbreviations which may be of help to you.
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