The learning resource is a listing of abbreviations that health care providers should not use for medication administration. The list was developed by the National Coordinating Council for Medication Error Reporting and Prevention (NCC MERP). It provides a listing of dangerous abbreviations and the associated rationale.
Type of Material:
This resource is classified as reference material.
This information may be used in any health care situation with all health care personnel.
The user needs a computer with an Internet connection and a web browser.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The implied learning objectives are that after review of the resource, the learner will:
Identify the abbreviation, intended meaning, and the error commonly associate with use of the abbreviation.
Discuss the newest alerts for preventing mediation errors.
Target Student Population:
All students in any medical field in any medical field can benefit from the information. It is appropriate for use with College Lower Division, College Upper Division, Graduate School, and Professionals.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
Prerequisite knowledge includes basic medical abbreviations and/or basic pharmacology.
is clear and concise
provides a complete demonstration of the concept Reference
is current and relevant
is supported by appropriate research
is self-contained (can be used without requiring an assignment or context)
provides accurate information
is based upon research
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The resource is easy to use and visually appealing.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The ease of use is excellent.
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