sig codes

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So, I just recently landed a job as a pharmacy tech at a local Walmart. The pharmacy I work at runs on a program called Connexus. As I was leaving for the day, today, the head Pharmacist hands me eight pages of SIG Code translations that “would be beneficial for me to memorize”. At first, I was like…fuckshit, that’s a lot of SIG codes to memorize. But now I’m thinking that maybe she was trying to help me out, giving me a headstart or whatnot. 

But jesus h. christ…eight pages!? 

here’s a taste for you few who are still reading:

2HAB      Two hours after breakfast
AEAS      Into affected ear(s)
1/41/2    one-fourth to one-half 
AF          Before feeding
OTD        As a one time dose
ZPAK      Take two tablets by mouth on Day 1, then one tablet on Days 2-5

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takafutoku replied to your post: I SUCK AT SIG CODES AGGRESSIVELY SCREAMS…

ARE THEY LIKE NUMBERS?

UM SOME ARE, LIKE….. SOME NUMBERS, SOME ARE ABBREVIATIONS FOR DIFFERENT THINGS. LIKE..EXAMPLE:
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SO THE SIG CODE HERE (UNDER THE AMOX. 250MG) SAYS:
TAKE TWO TABLETS BY MOUTH (OR ORALLY. SAME THING)THREE TIMES DAILY FOR SEVEN DAYS WHICH EQUALS THE AMOUNT OF 42
•THE TWO ’T’S WITH THE DOTS IS ‘2’
•THEN P.O MEANS BY MOUTH/ORALLY
•T.I.D IS THREE TIMES DAILY AND THEN X7 IS TIMES SEVEN
SO WHEN I’M TYPING OUT A SCRIPT I WOULD TYPE:
•1TIDPO (OR JUST MANUALLY TYPE IT OUT AFTER 1TID)

I HOPE THIS WASN’T CONFUSING. I FEEL LIKE ITS THE EASIEST WAY TO EXPLAIN IT.