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read back

(rēd băk)
A method of preventing errors in which information relayed to one person is repeated and verified in a slightly different form as a means of confirming its accuracy. For example, a respiratory therapist is asked to administer an aerosol to a patient named “Dabs.” Before giving the medication, he repeats the name of the patient out loud as “Dabs...delta, alpha, bravo, sam. Have I spelled the name correctly?”
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The need to make sure the read back is correct is obvious, but workload often seduces us to move on while you're reading something back.
Read back should include: Spelling of drug name use words to identify letters that are phonetically similar [e.g., "B as in Bob" versus "V as in Victor", may include trade name if this helps with clarity and Dose confirmation expressed as a single digit e.g., "fifty milligrams: five, zero, milligrams" or, if a dosage range is ordered, include this in the verification (e.g., "dosage micrograms per hour intravenously".
In both the civil and criminal arenas, the trial court is given great discretion when a read back request is made.
Boil it down to succinct sound bites that will be useful for impeachment mad more easily played or read back to the jury.
Again, a later desire to locate the true text of Shakespeare seems to dissolve when i t is read back into the publishing conditions of the early seventeenth century.
When ready to proofread, the user simply has Naturally Speaking read back the text.
To avoid medical mixups, accredited organizations are expected to mark sites where surgery is to be performed, read back medical orders given over the phone, remove certain concentrated drugs from patient care units, use intravenous pumps with "free-flow" protection, and ensure that medicines are given to the right patient.
Interestingly, this handset provides a read back function involving, apparently, the voice readout of mail, call and message logs, time and day, date, stored numbers, operating menus, et cetera.
It will enable the user to source low voltage for transducer and transmitter excitation and read back mV, V or mA out put from the sensor, creating a complete pressure calibrations system.
Chairman Roger Williams has not given up hope of also welcoming Dave Read back into the Queen Street fold.
"How is it that we give orders over the phone to nurses giving critical care, and we don't ask to have them read back?" asked Dr.
Dictation from portable recorders can be entered directly, and, in the more advanced series, text can be read back to assist in editing.