Book Reviews of Medical Abbreviations: 15,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communications and Safety

Medical Abbreviations: 15,000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communications and Safety
Medical Abbreviations 15000 Conveniences at the Expense of Communications and Safety
Author: Neil M. Davis
ISBN-13: 9780931431104
ISBN-10: 0931431107
Publication Date: 1/15/2001
Pages: 426
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Publisher: Davis Neil M Associates
Book Type: Paperback
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Very good if you are trying to decipher medical records and/or learning anything related to the medical field.
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This book clearly illustrates why one should avoid certain medical abbreviations, with examples of dangerous abbreviations, the problem term, the reason, and the suggested term. Many medical abbreviations, while convenient to use, have multiple meanings and can lead to a miscommunication, which can be fatal in the medical field. This book has chapters on symbols and numbers, tables and lists, a cross-referenced list of generic and brand name drugs, normal laboratory values, in addition to lettered abbreviations and acronyms, a valuable resource for anyone working in the medical field or with medical records.