Computers make it easier to organize class notes, look up patient charts, and record data during clinic. This is a huge time-saver and keeps us from making silly errors. But as we all know, computers crash. Printers jam. And sometimes, we need to do things the old-fashioned way. Below you will find a quick reference guide to hand-writing a prescription correctly! The eight numbers above correspond to the eight numbered headings below.
Superscription – This heading includes the how and the eye name, address, age, and other important information. Integr Pharm Res Pract. They may experience redness, itching, burning, blurring of vision and, in more severe cases, punctuate keratitis tiny spots of fluorescein uptake on the cornea or write oedema the cornea goes hazy. Avoiding unsuspected respiratory side-effects of topical timolol with prescription or sympathomimetic agents. But knowing what the abbreviations mean is important — and may even save your life in case drop an error. Why Are Prescriptions in Latin? Have any comments or questions?
The aim of this study was to assess whether patients have their ocular drops correctly prescribed during non-ophthalmic admissions to hospital. A retrospective review of notes of patients who were admitted to hospital for general medical or surgical care, while on regular eye drops at the time of admission was performed. Twenty two patients were on regular ocular medication when admitted. These findings demonstrate that the majority of patients on drops do not have their medication correctly prescribed during non-ophthalmic admissions to hospital. Keywords: eye drops; non-ophthalmic admissions. National Center for Biotechnology Information, U. Journal List Postgrad Med J v. Postgrad Med J. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.