Improving patient safety by eliminating unsafe abbreviations from medication prescribing.

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The hazardous medication-ordering practices in the accompanying table are the focus of a provincial initiative led by the Health Quality Council of Alberta to improve patient safety across the continuum of care. This is not just a prescriber issue--it is a culture of practice issue that is perpetuated in many ways throughout the health-care system, often inadvertently by the myriad of ways health professionals communicate about medication orders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-9
Number of pages2
JournalAlberta RN / Alberta Association of Registered Nurses
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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