Abbreviation for ointment

  1. 0 I was just making notes of some abbreviations for dosage forms and saw "ung" listed as the abbreviation for ointment. What I was wondering is if this is actually what nurses, doctors, etc. use in practice? To me it seems I have only ever seen "oint" used as the abbreviations? Any thoughts on this?
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  3. Visit  appleberry profile page

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    From 'Los Angeles, CA'; 32 Years Old; Joined Nov '08; Posts: 2.

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  4. Visit  leslie :-D profile page
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    ung is the standard.

    leslie
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  5. Visit  appleberry profile page
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    Thank you!
  6. Visit  SweetseRN profile page
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    I <3 when people point out these abbreviations, helps me remember. But it is Latin [L.] unguentum (ointment).
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  7. Visit  RNOTODAY profile page
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    ung is it
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  8. Visit  PinkRocksLikeMe profile page
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    I guess I have been documenting poorly. We have a list of approved and NO NO words...lol

    I usually write something like TAO applied to wound....etc
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  9. Visit  xtxrn profile page
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    Ung is the term that orders used to be written in (and I'm sure some still are) but nobody is going to ding you for writing 'ointment'. Especially since some of the older apothecary terms aren't used- grains used to be the standard way to have Tylenol and aspirin ordered ..... APAP X gr po q4h prn pain or temp over 101.0 F .... then (I don't remember when- but I used to use grains a lot !) the trend went to mgs. Drams.... I only remember seeing that a few times.
  10. Visit  FLArn profile page
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    Ung is the correct abbreviation for ointment as previous posters have indicated. However, the trend now is moving away from using any abbreviations so check your facility's list of approved abbreviations and if it's not there; spell it out (including TAO).
  11. Visit  That Guy profile page
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    I have seen it charted as oink before. I didnt know where I was supposed to slather the pig.
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  12. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    I saw ung for the first time used by the DPCS at a previous agency. Since then, I've only seen it a few times. I usually use and see "oint".
  13. Visit  GrnTea profile page
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    what the heck is tao? lemme guess a bit here, it's a wound care thang, so, umm, touch and umm, ah, nope, that doesn't work. tacos and onions? i know honey can be good for yucky wounds (really), but seems like the taco shell might be irritating. terrible awful occlusive? keeps the smell down, i guess.

    is this some sort of local abbreviation?
  14. Visit  MunoRN profile page
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    What's wrong with "ointment"?
  15. Visit  SaraO'Hara profile page
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    Quote from grntea
    what the heck is tao? lemme guess a bit here, it's a wound care thang, so, umm, touch and umm, ah, nope, that doesn't work. tacos and onions? i know honey can be good for yucky wounds (really), but seems like the taco shell might be irritating. terrible awful occlusive? keeps the smell down, i guess.

    is this some sort of local abbreviation?
    triple antibiotic ointment, most likely.


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