Quick Nav
Publications
Pharmacy Times
Can You Read These Rxs?

August 2003: Case Study 2

Dawn Reser of Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa
Published Online: Friday, August 1, 2003   [ Request Print ]

The number of prescriptions received at hospital pharmacies in a day is staggering. Therefore, poorly written prescriptions take up a pharmacist?s valuable time and can lead to medication errors. This is exactly what happened with these prescriptions. Registered Pharmacist Dawn Reser of Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa, received these prescriptions for the same patient on 3 consecutive days. The physician?s illegible handwriting led to a prescription error. Do you know what medications the physician ordered?

Click Here For The Answer -----------> [-]

1. Furosemide 20 mg IV now and daily
2. Torsemide 40 mg po daily [interpreted by pharmacy as Furosemide]
3. D/C Furosemide 40 mg po Torsemide 40 mg was ordered

Related Articles
No Result Found




Intellisphere, LLC
666 Plainsboro Road
Building 300
Plainsboro, NJ 08536
P: 609-716-7777
F: 609-257-0701

Copyright HCPLive 2006-2013
Intellisphere, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
 




Become a Member
Forgot Password?