PICC peripherally inserted central catheter

PK pharmacokinetics

PMS Pathways for Medication Safety

POCA Phonetic Orthographic Computer Analysis

POL Physician Office Link

PPAG Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group

PSET Patient Safety Event Taxonomy

PSI Premier Safety Institute

QSHC Quality and Safety in Healthcare

R&D research and development

RFID radio frequency identification

RHIO Regional Health Information Organization

RoA route of administration

RSW Roper Starch Worldwide

RWJF The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

SAGE Systematic Assessment of Geriatric drug use via Epidemiology

SPL Structured Product Label

TGA Therapeutic Goods Administration

UNC University of North Carolina

USAN United States Adopted Name Council

USP U.S. Pharmacopeia

USP-ISMP MERP United States Pharmacopeia-Institute for Safe Medication Practices Medication Errors Reporting Program

VA (Department of) Veterans Affairs

VAERS Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System

VHA Veterans Health Administration

VistA Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture

VSD Vaccine Safety Datalink

WHI Women’s Health Initiative

WHO World Health Organization



The National Academies | 500 Fifth St. N.W. | Washington, D.C. 20001
Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Terms of Use and Privacy Statement