Stop Common Pharmacy Calculation Errors in Their Tracks
You play a crucial role in preventing pharmacy calculation errors.
Decimals. Watch decimals closely...being off by one decimal place can lead to a patient getting ten times too much, or too little, of a med.
For example, levothyroxine 0.025 mg is the same as 25 mcg (0.025 mg x 1,000 mcg/1 mg = 25 mcg). Misplacing the decimal point on a patient's med history could lead to the patient getting a 250 mcg dose instead.