Product Description This digital document is an article from Pediatric Nursing, published by Thomson Gale on September 1, 2007. The length of the article is 7102 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.
From the author: The use of abbreviations and acronyms in healthcare has become an international patient safety issue. Common problems include ambiguous, unfamiliar, and look-alike abbreviations and acronyms leading to misinterpretation and medical errors. The Joint Commission mandated the implementation of its "do not use" list in 2004 prohibiting the use of a minimum number of abbreviations. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) has been a champion in the drive to warn both the healthcare community and the public. The problem continues as institutions attempt to comply and ensure patient safety by various strategies including education, enforcement, and leadership. The scope of the problem is far greater than the list provides for; the solutions have not been elucidated by the literature and implementation challenges have yet to be conquered. Recommendations for best practice and implementation are included.
Citation Details Title: Abbreviations and acronyms in healthcare: when shorter isn't sweeter.(Continuing Cursing Education Series) Author: Ivy Fenton Kuhn Publication:Pediatric Nursing (Magazine/Journal) Date: September 1, 2007 Publisher: Thomson Gale Volume: 33Issue: 5Page: 392(9)
Product Description This digital document is an article from National Underwriter Property & Casualty-Risk & Benefits Management, published by The National Underwriter Company on April 28, 1997. The length of the article is 671 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.
From the supplier: Several new pieces of legislation for the 105th Congress are comprised of acronyms. The WISE bill, which stands for Women's Investment and Savings Equity Act, would expand the individual retirement account for homemakers by allowing 'catch up' contributions to 401(k) retirement accounts. The SAVER bill, which stands for Savings Are Vital to Everyone's Retirement Act of 1997, would require education to ensure all US workers knew the importance of retirement savings. Finally, the CHILD bill, which stands for Child Health Insurance and Lower Deficit Act, would provide health insurance for uninsured children through an increase in the cigarette tax.
Citation Details Title: Beleaguered 105th Congress launches battle of the acronyms. (new legislation comprised of acronyms)(Washington Notebook) Author: Mary Jane Fisher Publication:National Underwriter Property & Casualty-Risk & Benefits Management (Magazine/Journal) Date: April 28, 1997 Publisher: The National Underwriter Company Volume: v101Issue: n17Page: p33(1)