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?
Although the annual HIV diagnosis rate between 2010 and 2014 decreased for black individuals by 16.2%, blacks remain disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.
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