Tag Archives: Medication

AHRQ Releases Tool to Help Reduce Medication Errors

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality   5/21/2011 Three out of four Americans are not following their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking prescription medication, according to U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin.  AHRQ and the National Council on Patient … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead for Medication Reconciliation

Consumer Reports- Health.org Your caregivers say it’s time for you to leave the hospital. That’s great, but it’s no time to let down your guard. You’re actually approaching one of the most dangerous times of your hospital stay. Research suggests … Continue reading

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Improving Patient Safety Through Health IT

NurseZone.com  Christina Orlovsky Page, contributor 3/18/11 Patient safety is always a priority for health care professionals, and one that is universally recognized every March during National Patient Safety Awareness Week, held this year from March 6-12. While ultimately patient care … Continue reading

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Part Two: Accomplishing Medication Reconciliation

While the importance of medication reconciliation is universally recognized, there is no consensus on the best method of carrying out the process of reconciling medications. A variety of methods have been studied, including having pharmacists perform the entire process, linking … Continue reading

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Part One: Medication Reconciliation

Patients admitted to a hospital commonly receive new medications or have changes made to their existing medications. As a result, the new medication regimen prescribed at the time of discharge may inadvertently omit needed medications that patients have been receiving … Continue reading

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