Medication: ordering, transcription, administration, dispensing

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Is Our Pharmacy Meeting Patients' Needs? A Pharmacy Health Literacy Assessment Tool User's Guide 03/19/08

This pharmacy health literacy tool was designed to capture perspectives of three critical audiences: objective auditors, pharmacy staff, and patients. The parts of the assessment are complementary and designed to form a comprehensive assessment.

Although the tool was designed to be used in outpatient pharmacies of large, urban public hospitals that primarily serve a minority population, it can be adapted for use in other pharmacy and non-pharmacy environments.

This...

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...
Strategies to Improve Communication Between Pharmacy Staff and Patients: A Training Program for Pharmacy Staff 03/19/08

This training program is designed to introduce pharmacists to the problem of low health literacy in patient populations and to identify the implications of this problem for the delivery of health care services. The program also explains techniques that pharmacy staff members can use to improve communication with patients who may have limited health literacy skills.

This program requires about two hours to present. A suggested agenda is included, along with the following materials:...

The Emergency Pharmacist Research Center: A Safety Measure in Emergency Medicine 03/19/08

These slide presentations and other related tools can assist hospitals, pharmacists, and emergency departments in their efforts to describe, justify, and implement new emergency pharmacist programs.

The slide presentations, which are accompanied by associated tools, include the following sections:

  • Justification
    • Provides a review of the literature that helps justify the need for an emergency pharmacist program
  • Role of the emergency pharmacist
      ...
Taking Your Eyedrop Medication 03/19/08

The How to Take Your Eye Medication fact sheet details a technique called nasolacrimal occlusion (NLO) that was designed to reduce the amount of medication that enters the body through the tear ducts, therefore reducing medication side effects. The fact sheet contains illustrations to demonstrate how to correctly use the NLO technique.

Epilepsy Education Program for Residents, Medical Students, and Faculty 12/17/07

This education program is designed for use by medical students and faculty as either a resource on epilepsy or a stand-alone learning tool. Each of the four sections has accompanying PowerPoint slides.

This tool contains the following sections:

  • Basic science of epilepsy
    • Neurophysiology of the cerebral cortex
    • Physiological basis of the electroencephalogram (EEG)
    • Pathophysiology of seizures
  • Clinical epilepsy section
    • Definitions...
Colon Cancer Treatment - Physician Data Query (PDQ®) (Patient Version) 12/17/07

This summary provides patients with information on treatment options for colon cancer.

This summary addresses the following topics:

  • General information about colon cancer
  • Stages of colon cancer
  • Recurrent colon cancer
  • Treatment options overview
  • Treatment options for colon cancer
    • Stage 0 colon cancer
    • Stage I colon cancer
    • Stage II colon cancer
    • Stage III colon cancer
    • Stage IV and...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Prevention Information Network (NPIN) Tuberculosis (TB) 12/17/07

This Web site presents information about tuberculosis (TB). It is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).

This site provides information on the following:

  • What’s new in TB
  • TB today
    • The changing epidemiology of TB
    • Populations most affected by TB
    • Challenges to TB elimination
  • TB elimination and control today
  • Making the connection
    • TB...
Chemotherapy and You: Support for People With Cancer 12/17/07

This book is a guide patients can refer to throughout chemotherapy treatment. It includes facts about chemotherapy and its side effects and also highlights ways patients can care for themselves before, during, and after treatment.

This patient guide addresses the following topics:

  • Questions and answers about chemotherapy
  • Tips for meeting with your doctor or nurse
  • Your feelings during chemotherapy
  • Side effects and ways to manage them
  • Foods to...

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