Medication reconciliation

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The Shared Care Plan Personal Health Record 07/14/08

The Shared Care Plan Personal Health Record is a tool for patient self-management and communication among care team members. It is a personal health record that lets patients organize and store vital health information and then share it with their family, physicians, and others they feel should have access to this information. As a Web-based application that employs user-centered design methodologies, this tool promotes personal responsibility and positively affects patients’ confidence and...

Medication Safety Reconciliation Toolkit 07/10/08

The Medication Reconciliation Toolkit helps hospitals establish and implement a standardized medication reconciliation process. The toolkit provides guidance, sample forms, and tips.

The toolkit includes the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Assessment
  • The project
  • Performance improvement model
  • Spreading and formalizing
  • Reference materials

How to Create a Pill Card 05/02/08

This guide will help patients, parents, or anyone who has a hard time keeping track of their medicines create an easy-to-use “pill card.” Step-by-step instructions, sample clip art, and suggestions for design and use will help to customize a reminder card.

This guide is organized into the following sections:

  • How to create a pill card
  • Why create a pill card?
  • What you will need to create a pill card
  • Getting ready to create a personalized...
Reconciling Medications Toolkit 03/19/08

The Reconciling Medications Toolkit is designed to aid providers in the three-step process of medication reconciliation. Reconciling medication occurs by making sure the patient’s home medication list is complete, having doctors use the home medication list to write orders, and verifying that doctor’s orders correspond to the home medication list. This three-step process can prevent medication errors and the adverse drug effects that can occur as a result.

This toolkit contains the...

Medications At Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Initiative 03/19/08

The goal of the Medications At Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) Initiative is to measurably decrease the number of discrepant medication orders and the associated potential and actual patient harm. This toolkit is designed to assist all types of organizations, whether caring for inpatients or outpatients or using an electronic medical record, a paper-based system, or both.

This toolkit is designed to help:

  • Make the case for prioritizing medication reconciliation as...
My Medication Record 12/17/07

Patients can use this form to keep track of all their medicines and supplements. Patients are encouraged to show it to their doctors and pharmacist at each visit and ask them to check for unnecessary duplications or medicines that could interact to cause harm.

This form includes the following fields to be completed by the patient:

  • Name of medicine or product
  • How much do I take?
  • When and how do I take it?
  • Why do I take it?
  • Start...
Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) Medication Safety Self Assessment® for Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy 12/17/07

This self assessment is a comprehensive tool designed to help health care providers and their staff assess the safety of medication practices in their pharmacy, identify opportunities for improvement, and compare their experience with the aggregate experiences of demographically similar community pharmacies around the Nation.

It is divided into the following 10 elements:

 

  • Patient information
  • Drug information
  • Communication of drug orders...

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