Medication Reconciliation Handbook - 2nd Ed. (2009)
- 2nd Ed.
- © Joint Commission Resources
- Lori Meek Schuldt
- 1599403099 / 978-1-59940-309-0
- Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Nursing, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement , Point of Care
Copublished with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), the Medication Reconciliation Handbook, Second Edition, is a valuable resource for health care organizations seeking to avoid medication errors that can lead to death or serious injury. The medication reconciliation process focuses on improving communication of medication information at key points of transition in a patient's care, such as upon admission, during transfer from one department to another, or at discharge--the points at which medication errors are most likely to occur. The handbook offers step-by-step advice on how to establish and implement an efficient and effective medication reconciliation process, including tips for educating staff, patients, and the public. Domestic and international case studies from the field describe proven methods for forming a team to incorporate medication reconciliation into the organization's overall processes.