Supplemental Names File
Some medication errors are caused by the confusing abbreviations and acronyms associated with many drugs. When used in conjunction with the Master Drug Data Base v2.5 (MDDB®), Supplemental Names File can minimize such mistakes.
The file provides descriptive names for drugs that MDDB® users can customize for display or printing, and it enables users to avoid prohibited abbreviations and acronyms, based on Joint Commission (JC) and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) recommendations. It eliminates "unsafe" abbreviations, including: U (confused with 0), IU (confused with IV) and cc (confused with 00), among others.
- Links from National Drug Code, Generic Product Identifier to an associated Drug Descriptor ID (DDID), which allows drugs to be specified either by brand or generic name
- Specifies drug name, route of administration, dose form, strength and strength unit of measure as individual attributes of the DDID
- TALL MAN lettering
This file is produced and delivered to customers on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.