Medication Reconciliation

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6/28/2021 The Impact of Telepharmacy on Medication Reconciliation Discrepancies thedoctorspost.com ... a paper published in the International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy, Dr. Gadallah and colleagues conducted a multicenter, retrospective study aimed at assessing the impact of taking a medication history virtually by pharmacy technicians on medication reconciliation accuracy in comparison with other clinicians. The study team performed a retrospective chart review of patients older than 18 who were directly admitted from the ED between January 1, 2019 and August 31, 2019 ...
5/7/2021 HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES IN THE ER eastcountymagazine.org ... dosages, allergies, major illnesses, hospitalizations and surgeries. If possible, bring you or your loved ones’ medication bottles to the ER so the medical team can verify what you’re taking and perform a medication reconciliation , which is a formal process for creating a complete and accurate list of current medications and comparing the list to avoid duplications, dosing errors or drug interactions while you’re in their care. Having ...
5/7/2021 HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES IN THE ER eastcountymagazine.org ... dosages, allergies, major illnesses, hospitalizations and surgeries. If possible, bring you or your loved ones’ medication bottles to the ER so the medical team can verify what you’re taking and perform a medication reconciliation , which is a formal process for creating a complete and accurate list of current medications and comparing the list to avoid duplications, dosing errors or drug interactions while you’re in their care. Having ...
5/3/2021 The Pharmacist Discharge Care (PHARM-DC) study: A multicenter RCT of pharmacist-directed transitional care to reduce post-hospitalization utilization. | The Doctors Post thedoctorspost.com ... examined their effectiveness in reducing readmissions. Demonstrating reductions in 30-day readmissions can make a financial case for implementing pharmacist-led programs across hospitals.The PHARMacist Discharge Care, or the PHARM-DC intervention, includes medication reconciliation at admission and discharge, medication review, increased communication with caregivers, providers, and retail pharmacies, and patient education and counseling during and after discharge. The intervention is being implemented in two large hospitals: Cedars-Sinai ...
5/1/2021 Effects of a refined evidence-based toolkit and mentored implementation on medication reconciliation at 18 hospitals: results of the MARQUIS2 study harvard.edu 2021 Apr 29 Abstract: BACKGROUND: The first Multicenter Medication Reconciliation Quality Improvement (QI) Study (MARQUIS1) demonstrated that mentored implementation of a medication reconciliation best practices toolkit decreased total unintentional medication discrepancies in five hospitals, but results varied by site. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of a refined toolkit on a larger group of hospitals. METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic quality improvement study (MARQUIS2) at 18 ...
4/22/2021 Association of prescription opioid use on mortality and hospital length of stay in the intensive care unit plos.org ... years and older were included. Exclusion criteria comprised of patients who expired during their hospital stay or presented with overdose; patients with cancer, anoxic brain injury, non-prescription opioid use; or if an accurate medication reconciliation was unable to be obtained. Patients prescribed chronic opioids were compared with those who had not been prescribed opioids in the outpatient setting.Interventions None.Measurements and main results The final sample included a ...
4/12/2021 The Importance of Asking About the Small Stuff clinicaladvisor.com Print Medication reconciliation, especially asking about quantities of OTC medications, is part of asking about the small stuff.As a physician assistant (PA) for the past 20 years, I have asked a million questions. I have assessed, evaluated, diagnosed, and treated a whole lot of patients. It is, after all, what we do as PAs and nurse practitioners (NPs) and we are good at it.We are good at considering ...
4/2/2021 Inpatient Hematology Patients’ Care Receiving Chemotherapy thedoctorspost.com ... did not show improvement:number of readmissions (12 v 21; P = .26) number of telephone calls after discharge (nine each for June 2013 and 2014; P = 1.0). A systematic approach to hospital discharges improved medication reconciliation , supportive care, and follow-up appointments is a must. It is considered mandatory for the haematology fellow from a timeline perspective to ensure the checklist is completed for all patients discharged. Designing a systematic ...
4/2/2021 Inpatient Hematology Patients’ Care Receiving Chemotherapy Physicians Weekly ... did not show improvement: number of readmissions (12 v 21; P = .26) number of telephone calls after discharge (nine each for June 2013 and 2014; P = 1.0). A systematic approach to hospital discharges improved medication reconciliation , supportive care, and follow-up appointments is a must. It is considered mandatory for the haematology fellow from a timeline perspective to ensure the checklist is completed for all patients discharged. Designing a systematic ...
4/1/2021 Weekend Clinical Resource Nurse – Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. – Laconia, NH medacura.com ... calls from patients/families/caregiver by providing skilled and palliative care assessment, problem solving and instruction along with assisting to coordinate home visits as indicated for patients. Clinically coordinate the scheduling of complex IV, Medication Reconciliation and Wound Care referrals. Provides guidance including pain management and symptom control; conducts assessments and evaluations and provides education and support care to patients and caregivers in collaboration with the nurse case manager. Coordinate ...
3/19/2021 Smartphone app improves medication safety practices for patients with kidney disease healio.com ... showed little benefit, signaling the need for new approaches to optimize medication management.”Suggesting one approach to improving medication safety is the development of “a process to identify and resolve medication discrepancies” (termed medication reconciliation ), the researchers randomized 182 patients with CKD to one of two smartphone apps. The intervention group utilized eKidneyCare, an app that prompts patients to review medication changes or problems on a monthly basis and ...
3/18/2021 IRIS Registry: Much more than MIPS healio.com ... the IRIS Registry dashboard, we have been able to monitor our progress against the required federal benchmarks. For example, when the dashboard showed that one of our seven physicians was scoring poorly on the medication reconciliation measure, we were able to uncover a simple documentation-related misunderstanding by that doctor and correct it early.Facilitating researchThe huge volume of data in the IRIS Registry — more than 360 million patient visits ...
3/4/2021 Evidence based processes to prevent readmissions: more is better, a ten-site observational study. thedoctorspost.com ... predicted RSRR for quarter of site visit based on the 21‚Äâmonths surrounding the site visits.Total scores: Mean 38.3 (range 24-47). No site performed all 20 processes. Two processes (pre-discharge patient education, medication reconciliation prior to discharge) were performed at all facilities. Five processes were performed at most facilities but inconsistently and the other 13 processes were more varied across facilities. Total care transition process score was correlated ...
2/22/2021 Can Medication Reconciliation Prevent Errors? ddrlawyers.com ... prescription drugs, you need to be sure you are receiving the right drugs at the right doses. Many problems can arise when a person transitions from one health care facility to the next. Fortunately, medication reconciliation might catch errors—but only if practitioners actually use it. What is Medication Reconciliation?This is a simple, easy-to-understand technique that can save a patient’s life. Basically, a clinician will look ...
2/17/2021 Addiction Medicine and Bridge Clinic RN / Case Manager – South Shore Health – South Weymouth, MA medacura.com ... perinatal behavioral health.As part of our adult, outpatient, substance-use-disorder bridge program at the Grayken Center for Treatment, you will support physicians and clinicians. Duties include:· Rooming patients and performing appropriate screenings, medication reconciliation and ordering· Collecting drug testing and performing withdrawal assessments including COWs and CIWA· Providing telephone support to patients, case management of patients and some routine follow-up visits· Helping to coordinate referrals to community ...
2/15/2021 Registered Nurse – South Shore Health – Weymouth, MA medacura.com ... providing care, in accordance with departmental and hospital policies and proceduresJob Description1. Medication Administrationa. Demonstrates knowledge of and follows SSH policies and procedures for administering, transcribing, and recording medications.b. Completes medication reconciliation process following SSH policy and procedure.c. Demonstrates proper procedure for the documentation of narcotic withdrawal, administration, verifies count, wastes per policy and resolves narcotic discrepancy.2. Plan of care/Documentation/Patient Family Centered ...
2/9/2021 Medical Assistant monster.com ... to an examination room in a timely manner. Takes the patient’s vitals, documents the results in NextGen and informs the RN or physician of any abnormalities. Records the patient’s medications and performs medication reconciliation , if applicable. Perform and records a hearing and vision test, when necessary, and records in NextGen. Records patient complaint, patient complaint details, allergies, smoking status, smoking cessation, family, social, and medical history as part ...
2/9/2021 Medical Assistant monster.com ... to an examination room in a timely manner. Takes the patient’s vitals, documents the results in NextGen and informs the RN or physician of any abnormalities. Records the patient’s medications and performs medication reconciliation , if applicable. Perform and records a hearing and vision test, when necessary, and records in NextGen. Records patient complaint, patient complaint details, allergies, smoking status, smoking cessation, family, social, and medical history as part ...
2/8/2021 How Hospitals Are Using AI to Reduce Adverse Drug Events drfirst.com ... news: HHS also says most ADEs are preventable. In this blog post, I’ll review how hospitals—from a busy academic medical center to rural community hospitals—are relying on new technologies to improve medication reconciliation to prevent ADEs from negatively affecting patient outcomes. Preventing a Serious Hypoglycemic Event at an Academic Medical CenterBoston Medical Center is a private, not-for-profit, 514-bed, academic medical center that serves ...
2/3/2021 Clinical Pharmacist – US Department of Veterans Affairs – Martinsburg, WV medacura.com ... assure optimal drug therapy.Provides medication counseling to patients.Completes medication histories including patient interviews.Serves as a drug information resource by providing up-to-date drug information to prescribers, other health care professionals, patients and caregivers.Performs medication reconciliation at all transitions of care, including updating the medication profile to reflect an accurate, active list of VA and non-VA medications. This may include adding non-VA medications or discontinuing duplicate medications or ...