# Respiratory Therapist Carol has two patients scheduled to get albuterol treatments. Patient 1 has treatments at 12:30pm, 8:30pm and 4:30am Patient 2 has.

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Respiratory Therapist Carol has two patients scheduled to get albuterol treatments. Patient 1 has treatments at 12:30pm, 8:30pm and 4:30am Patient 2 has treatment at 8:30am, 4:30pm and 12:30am. RT Carol charts in her notes: Albuterol treatment given to patient 1 at 4:30am, pt. tol. well, VS stable Albuterol treatment given to patient 2 at 4:30am, pt. tol well but noted increased HR at the end of treatment. Will monitor HR closely. What error do you note in RT Carol’s notes? On a sheet of paper, brainstorm ways of preventing this error from happening.

Principles of Health Science

 We use military time in healthcare in order to tell the difference between AM and PM more easily.  Using military time decreases errors in patient care ◦ If a doctor tells you to give medications at 9:00, 3:00 and 11:00, does he mean AM or PM? ◦ It’s more precise to say that these medications are due at 0900, 1500 and 2300.

 You will write military time without the colon between the hours and minutes  Example - Midnight is 2400, 12noon is 1200  If the time is before 10:00 AM, put a zero in front of the time ◦ Ex: 9:00 AM is 0900 ◦ No zero is needed for 10:00 and 11:00am and 12:00pm (1000, 1100 and 1200)

 After 12:00 noon, you must add “12” to the hour column in the given time Example: 2:35 pm is 1435 Let’s Practice!!!!!!

◦ 4:28 PM ◦ 2:30 AM ◦ 12:00 midnight ◦ 10:17 PM ◦ 6:30 PM ◦ 7:00 AM ◦ 11:35 AM

 12 noon  0925  1820  0126  1530  1745  2245

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