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New for you: Synonyms make Epic ordering easier

May 2013

New synonyms for IV fluids and electrolyte supplements make Epic ordering easier.

There are now new and more consistent synonyms in Epic that should reduce errors and simplify ordering of potassium supplements and IV fluids.

The synonyms for IV fluids all begin with IVF, then the base or electrolyte you are looking for.

See Quick Reference for IV Fluids and Electrolyte Supplements for details.

This change is a result of a joint project among Pharmacy, Informatics and Information Services to bring focus to Medication Order Optimization with the goal to simplify medication order entry for physicians and providers.

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