Saturday, May 18, 2013

Android App Review: Medical Abbreviations

So you're reading your patient medical file...  It's writen that your patient is " CCF, COPD, HTN with IDD that contributed to a CVI.  He is now taking Synthroid TID and Ativan IM PRN.  He is now T.S.T.H. " How will you establish the correct treatment plan if you can not understand the diagnostic?  The BBC repported that 5% of medical errors were related to abbreviations in the file that were not understood.  The inter-juge accor for an abbreviation in non-medical health professional is only 30 to 63%.  Enough to create a lot of confusion and mistakes.  This App will help you understand the medical abbreviations in English, but also their French, Spanish, German, Polish, Russian and Dutch version. 
For more information visit the Medical abbreviations website [here]
Jocelyn Morettini
Health Psychologist / Neuropsychologist
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