Question about nursing abbreviations

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    I am a new grad LPN who is just starting a job in LTC. I have noticed the nurses using an abbreviation that I am
    unfamiliar with. It is a "T" with a dot over it. Can anyone tell me what this means?
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    I think what your talking about is actually a one over another one (1/1). Usually I see this on I&O sheets (referring to BM's) or on handwritten MARs for pills. Is that where you're seeing it?
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    It's actually an old apothecary notation that indicates "one" using Roman numerals. Two looks like a table with two dots over it, three has three legs and three dots, four is IV with a lid and one dot and so on. No one uses that much any more except for one and two.
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    Thank you for the response. I am seeing the one and the two. I am a new nurse and we were not taught
    this abbreviation in school and was wondering what it meant.
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    Quote from janfrn
    It's actually an old apothecary notation that indicates "one" using Roman numerals. Two looks like a table with two dots over it, three has three legs and three dots, four is IV with a lid and one dot and so on. No one uses that much any more except for one and two.
    Speak for yourself -- I use them every day (but, then, I'm now officially an old battleaxe) ... :spin:
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    I was a pharmacy tech in another life and saw them all the time, especially when the scripts came from the senior physician population. I still use 1,2 and 3 but don't usually go farther than that. (Most of my coworkers are the same ages as my kids...)


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