Your Role in Safe Medication Use: A Guide for Patients and Families

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Your Role in Safe Medication Use: A Guide for Patients and Families

Description

This guide presents ways patients can ensure safe medication use for themselves and their family.

Topics addressed in this guide include:

  • Receiving instructions for taking medications at the clinic, doctor’s office, and pharmacy
  • Taking medications at home
  • Taking medication in the hospital
  • Handling a hospital or retail pharmacy medication error
  • Teamwork pays off

Developer:

Institute for Family-Centered Care

Funding Sources:

Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors (MassPRO)

History

Release Date: 1999
Original Summary: June 2005
Last Updated: 05/05/08

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