TITLE

COMMUNICATE WITH CLARITY

AUTHOR(S)
Jefferies, Diana
PUB. DATE
June 2012
SOURCE
Nursing Standard;6/6/2012, Vol. 26 Issue 40, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Correct use of abbreviations and phrases in nursing records is vital for care efficiency and safety, writes Diana Jefferies.
ACCESSION #
76444555

 

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