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NAN Alert: Move Toward Full Use of Metric Dosing

Monday, August 3, 2015   (0 Comments)
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June 30, 2015 — According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), many health care professionals are familiar with mix-ups that have occurred when measuring doses of liquid medicine using dosing cups, sometimes causing serious medication errors. To prevent mix-ups between variable measurement systems, multiple national organizations have called for the adoption of the metric system (milliliter) as the standard for prescribing and measuring doses of liquid medications.

Read this National Alert Network advisory.

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