Supplemental Names File
Help Minimize Mistakes Associated with Confusing Abbreviations and Acronyms
This file is used in conjunction with the Master Drug Data Base v2.5 (MDDB).
This data is already included within the Medi-Span Electronic Medication File (MED-File). MED-File users do not need this supplemental file.
What It Does for Your Business
Aids in reducing confusion and risk by:
- Avoiding prohibited abbreviations and acronyms, based on Joint Commission (JC) and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recommendations
- Eliminating "unsafe" abbreviations, including: U (confused with 0), IU (confused with IV) and cc (confused with 00), among others.
What It Provides
- Descriptive names for drugs that MDDB users can customize for display or printing
- Links from National Drug Code and Generic Product Identifier to an associated Drug Descriptor ID (DDID), allowing drugs to be specified either by brand or generic name
- Specifies drug name, route of administration, dose form, strength, and strength unit of measure as individual attributes of the DDID
- Tall Man lettering
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