Medical Abbreviations Quiz

Medical abbreviations abound in healthcare. I do not know why or how many there are, but the number used daily in a healthcare setting is staggering.

It is essential to know, use, and interpret medical abbreviations correctly. Take the quiz now and see how you do. 


Note: There is no official ‘use list’ of approved medical terminology abbreviations; however, the Institute for Safe Medical Practice (ISMP) has a list of error-prone abbreviations which may be of help to you.

Myrna LaFleur Brooks is the author of Exploring Medical Language and Basic Medical Language.

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