Junior doctor Dr Tawana prescribed Amphotericin by referring to an internet medicines manual and nurses Vongai Gondo and Catherine Kunasta made up the prescription without double checking.
What does IM stand for?
IM stands for Internet Medicine (journal)
This definition appears frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Information technology (IT) and computers
- Science, medicine, engineering, etc.
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We have 59 other meanings of IM in our Acronym Attic
- Interim Measure
- Intermediate Level Maintainer
- Intermediate Maintenance
- Intermediate Moisture (rations)
- Intermodulation Distortion
- Internal Medicine (journal)
- International Marketing
- International Master (chess)
- Internet Marketing (various companies)
Samples in periodicals archive:
A survey of internet medicine suppliers by the Trading Standards Institute found that many of those based in places as far-flung as Canada, India and Peru were distributing powerful medications with no advice about dosage or associated risks.
Doctor Ronan Boland, vice-chairman of the Irish Medical Organisation's family doctors committee said: "The problem with internet medicine is simple, you have no quality control and no guarantee you are getting what you pay for and there's no comeback.
The epidemic of so-called doctors to be found on the web these days, particularly sourced from the US, is internet medicine gone mad," says a Namibia specialist.
Advice about internet medicine ADVICE from the British Medical Association about internet medicine: Always seek a balanced view.
Dr Paul Cundy is chairman of the British Medical Association's GP information technology sub-committee, which last month issued the first set of UK guidelines on cyberchondria and Internet medicine in general.
Use of the Internet Medicine is moving into cyberspace.
Principal themes included: Access to health and medical information, trustworthiness, security and legal issues of online medical information, online health information and the consumer, and international cooperation in Internet medicine.