Database of abbreviations that live in apex. When someone includes an abbreviation in a note, the reader can hover over the abbreviation with their mouse and see the full text of potential abbreviations.
PCA = Patient Care Assistant, Patient-Controlled Analgesia
s/f = scheduled for
Most apex users examining patient charts know all of the abbreviations used, however forgetting an abbreviation can cause an unnecessary delay. This database will help new healthcare professionals and students read notes quickly and facilitate transfer of care during time such as on-call rotation. It will also help prevent misinterpretation of abbreviations, which can be dangerous as stated by the Institute for Safe Medicine Practices.
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