We use Latin abbreviations all the time….. do you know the meanings of any of these terms?
T / F PRN is the abbreviation for pro re nata which means “never actually given”
T / F “stat” is short for statim which means “melodramatic”
T / F “Q” (as in Q4H) is short for quaque, which means “every”
T / F “PO” is the abbreviation for per os, meaning “through the mouth” – NOT “go away”
T / F “TDS” (ter die sumendum) and “TID” (ter in die) are equally acceptable for “three times a day”
For those sitting the written exam on Tuesday – all the very best!!!
BT_PO 1.3 Describe the adverse effects of antimicrobial agents
BT_PO 1.130 Outline the pharmacology of antimicrobial drugs and their interactions with other drugs used during the perioperative period.
BT_PO 1.131 Explain the principles of antibiotic prophylaxis
The mechanism of action of antimicrobials is examinable, but don’t overlook the more important points such as activity, dosing regimen and side effects.
Had to escape from hospital. They are waaaaay too fond of clexane…
TRUE/FALSE The chance of being called in at 0130 is a linear function of the daily dose of enoxaparin.