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The order says:


Percocet Tablet 5-325 MG
Give 1 tablet by mouth every 4 hours as needed for pain: 1-5/10 on pain scale of 0-10/10 DNE 3GM. Acetaminophen from all sources w/in 24 hrs.


I googled it in a thousand different ways and I couldn't get an useful answer. What is the meaning of DNE 3G in this context?

Percocet Tablet 5-325 MG (oxycodone 5 mg with acetaminophen 325 mg per tablet)

When a person states that they are having pain, you can give 1 tablet by mouth every 4 hours within a 24 hour period. The person complaining of pain has to rate the pain on a numbered (0 to 10) pain scale with the pain being between 1 and 5. The pain scale numbers indicate that 0 equals NO PAIN and 10 equals EXTREME PAIN. One of the more common pain scales has a series of numbered cartoon faces moving from 0 (smiling and pain-free) to 10 (weeping in agony.) The doctor or nurse then asks a person in pain which face matched up with how they were feeling or how much pain they are experiencing.

Do not exceed 3 GM or 3000 mg in 24 hours. The person is not to take more than 3 GM or 3000 mg of acetaminophen in 24 hour period. This total includes the acetaminophen in the pain medication (325 mg) and any Over-The-Counter (OTC) pain medications, cold medications and any other medication that contains acetaminophen. High dosages of acetaminophen can be harmful to the liver and if a person takes too much in a short period of time, they can damage the liver or even die. People who take acetaminophen daily or on a regular basis are also at risk for liver damage.

I think that you need to clarify the order because I can interpret the order two different ways: A: “Give 1 tablet by mouth every 4 hours as needed for pain when pain is rated as 1-5 on a 0-10 pain scale.” B: “Give 1 tablet by mouth every 4 hours as needed when pain is rated as 0-10 on a 0-10 pain scale.”

I had a friend that attempted suicide by ingesting 100 tablets (a whole bottle) of 500 mg tablets of acetaminophen. He damaged his liver so badly that he had to have a liver transplant. He was 18 year old at the time and it took several years for him to get a new liver.

To look at examples of pain scales, “Google search “ for “examples of pain scales” and click on “IMAGES”. There should be images of several different pain scales with and without faces on them.
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Hehehe thank you all. I am handing it in to my boss right now. I couldn't have done it without you!! Imagine this kind of vocabulary throughout 70 pages!!!

As Gustavo Cerati once said: ¡¡Gracias totales!!
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Huguenz, I wasn't aware how many people here are so good at interpreting med abbreviations. I think your translation threads and the answers are our new Aging Care PDR!
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Acetaminophen is a component of some other pain medications; because of the potential liver damage from excess acetaminophen, some docs restrict the amount of acetaminophen in a 24 hour period. A patient may be given acetaminophen plus another pain medication that contains acetaminophen. You might want to clarify this with physician.
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From what I can find for you

DNE - Do not exceed
3GM -Maximum dose of 3GM in 24 hours


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Does not equal? Call the pharmacy. The rest does not make sense to me or my daughter.
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Do Not Exceed 3 grams Acetaminophen from all sources within 24 hours.
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