Unformatted text preview: medications. This could also be the other way around where as TID means three times a day and could be mistaken for three times a week causing a patient not to get the correct amount of medication. The best option for all pharmacy technicians is to write out all directions such as “Three times a week” so that others in the pharmacy will know exactly what the dosage is and to help minimize error and confusion. How might gaining an expertise of roots, prefixes, and abbreviations used in the pharmacy field assist you in your practice? Is there a situation when it would be inappropriate to use abbreviations? How might patient safety be affected by pharmacy personnel who understand roots, prefixes, suffixes, and abbreviations?...
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- Spring '11
- Pharmacology, Prescription drug