Medication Errors

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Abstract Number: 402

MEDICATIONS DISPENSED AT THE COMMUNITY PHARMACY DESPITE DISCONTINUATION AT HOSPITAL DISCHARGE

Background: Medication discrepancies are prevalent at various transitions of care including hospital discharge. Medication changes at hospital discharge may be misunderstood by the patient or not conveyed throughout the healthcare system. Most outpatient pharmacy medication [...]

By | 2019-03-11T14:25:31-04:00 March 11th, 2019|Hospital Medicine 2019, Research, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on MEDICATIONS DISPENSED AT THE COMMUNITY PHARMACY DESPITE DISCONTINUATION AT HOSPITAL DISCHARGE

HM2018 Abstract Number: 266

MEDICATION RECONCILIATION: REC IT RIGHT, SO IT’S NOT A WRECK

Background: The Joint Commission (TJC) included medication reconciliation (MedRec) as a 2005 National Patient Safety Goal to reduce errors related to medication omissions, duplications and interactions. Medication errors and harms continue to be one of [...]

By | 2018-03-19T13:24:33-04:00 March 19th, 2018|Hospital Medicine 2018, Innovations, Quality Improvement|Comments Off on MEDICATION RECONCILIATION: REC IT RIGHT, SO IT’S NOT A WRECK

HM2017 Abstract Number: 266

IMPROVING TRANSITIONS FOR ELDERS FROM THE HOSPITAL TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES THROUGH HOPE (HEALTH OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM FOR ELDERS)

Background: Transitioning patient care between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFS) brings many challenges.  Patient and family anxiety, unfamiliarity and even misinformation about SNFs increase the opportunity for unsatisfactory outcomes and readmissions to the hospital..  [...]

By | 2017-04-20T17:50:47-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on IMPROVING TRANSITIONS FOR ELDERS FROM THE HOSPITAL TO SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES THROUGH HOPE (HEALTH OPTIMIZATION PROGRAM FOR ELDERS)

HM2017 Abstract Number: 254

A RESIDENT-DRIVEN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROCESS TO HELP PATIENTS SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN PRESCRIPTIONS POST-DISCHARGE

Background: Patients are discharged home on medications different than those they were taking before admission.  New and discontinued medications as well as dosage changes contribute to medication-related adverse events.  Purpose: To help address this problem, [...]

By | 2017-04-20T17:50:52-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Innovations Abstracts, Transitions of Care|Comments Off on A RESIDENT-DRIVEN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROCESS TO HELP PATIENTS SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN PRESCRIPTIONS POST-DISCHARGE

HM2016 Abstract Number: 52

Med Rec: A Skills-Based Curriculum on Medication Safety and Medication Reconciliation for Medical Students

Background: Medication errors are common, with more than half of patients estimated to have greater than or equal to one unintended medication discrepancy at hospital admission.  Medication reconciliation can identify errors. Although there has been [...]

By | 2016-02-01T08:00:34-05:00 February 1st, 2016|Education, Finalist, Innovations Abstracts|Comments Off on Med Rec: A Skills-Based Curriculum on Medication Safety and Medication Reconciliation for Medical Students