Celsius or Fahrenheit?
It baffles me that you're still allowed to give handwritten prescriptions in CYA USA. Our prescriptions have to be send electronically, or at the very least, be printed. Although it's a hassle, I think it's a good requirement considering my awful handwriting :)- q6hrs: is that a 9?- 100.4: Fahrenheit, Celsius, or Kelvin?- PRN: I don't know what it means (I'm Dutch), but if it's 'if necessary', you should be explicit about the maximum amount. (Even though 'every 6 hrs' implies a maximum of 4x/24hrs...)I truly enjoy the blog by the way; please give me more orthochick :)
No units on temperature, no max dose per day.I'm British, so not 100% up on your drug names, but my understanding is that Tylenol is a brand name for a range of paracetamol/acetaminophen-based analgesics, so could be something to do with just the brand not being specific enough...
They want you to write out "every 6 hours"? The facility I transcribe for has us expand that whenever dictated.
You need to write out "greater than."
i also think it's the > sign - need to write it out as 'over' or 'greater than'.
Non medical professional here : I'm going with is that temp 100.4 or 100.9?
Tylenol only comes in 325 mg or 500 mg forms
Think you're right - Tylenol only comes in 325mg and Acetaminophen comes in 325mg, 5000mg, or 650mg
*500 (not 5000)
yeah, but if you take 2 of the 325s, you get 650...
Wouldn't you have to write it as 325mg 2 tablets?
For once the handwriting is legible?
I agree with my fellow Anon, saying you need to write out 'greater than.' It doesn't look like a 7, but I've seen plenty of them that do.
Handwriting too legible?
Didn't specify tablet vs liquid...
">" is an unacceptable abbreviation and has led to numerous medication errors. "Greater Then" and "Less Than" should always be written out.
Your handwriting is readable, but this is not the norm in healthcare. This is another good reason for EMR and practitioner order entry
they didn't write for generic acetaminophen?
A few of you got it right. The problem was the >.