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1-2 or one to two Thanks
Vicodin 5/500 mg *1-2* q.i.d. p.r.n. for pain (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:06

but that is my opinion
I think in this case 1-2 is ok. easy to read. (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:10

Vicodin 5 per 500 mg, one to two q.i.d., p.r.n. for pain (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:20

NOT per! the / means "and" it is a combo med here (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:23

take a look at the JACHO says to use per
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:28

because the "/" can be mistaken for the number 1, so they say to use per

great resource, Purple! Thanks! (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:38

Anytime!!! YW (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:38

only when it means per, with combo use and because -sm
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:40

I have actually giving out medication and per means there is a certain dose of medication in a certain quantity of whatever form it is -- 5 mg/5 mL is per. if doc ordered 30 mg and the dose is 5 mg/ 5 mL that means I need to give patient 30 mL in order tomake the proper dose ordered. Vicodin is a combo pill. There is a specific dose of hydrocodone, 5 mg, AND a specific dose of acetaminophen, 500 mg, in each pill.

I think this is a good discussion and actually one that went
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:44

around my company recently...and, according to QA here, other places might be different...we are not to use the "/" at all we are to type per.

you may want to have the higher ups contact AAMT/MTIA or
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:53

JACHO.. my company contacted AAMT and they said use per when it is appropriate and use and when it is appropriate

what he thinks - such a fuzzy area -purpleadvocate
great idea....I sent an e-mail to my new supervisor to see (nm)
Sun Mar 25, 2007 01:56

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