Abbreviations Initiative

We’ve launched a Medication Safety Abbreviations website: abbreviations.hqca.ca

This will allow users to easily identify information and resources relevant to their area of practice, and lead them through a process to design and implement an abbreviations initiative in their care setting. The website walks users through two case examples and has components that can be printed.

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In 2007, the HQCA began work on an initiative to spread key messages about the risks to patient safety posed by using abbreviations in communication about medications, a common cause of medication errors and patient adverse events.

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