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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182472
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Partnering with the Pharmacy to Promote Best Practice in Medication Reconciliation
Author(s):
Dunn, Carrie
Author Details:
Carrie Dunn, PharmD, Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA, email: carriedunn@centura.org
Abstract:
Medication reconciliation is an interdisciplinary safety net for hospitalized patients. Research shows poor communication of medical information is responsible for 50% of medication errors and up to 20% of adverse drug events in hospitals (IHI, 2009). Regulatory and national healthcare improvement campaigns target medication reconciliation as top priority. Prior to the initiation of this project an internal survey of nurses demonstrated that 70% believed medication histories obtained by other nurses was inaccurate. In an effort to improve patient safety, an innovative approach to medication reconciliation was created by an interdisciplinary team comprised of pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. This placed authority and accountability with the most highly skilled in medications-pharmacy. Instead of nurses collecting medication histories the process utilized PharmD interns, from a local university. The plan improved consistency, accountability, expertise, and kept the process within a highly trained group of core staff under the direction of an employed PharmD -the pharmacy coordinator. Over 800 medication histories are taken each month. Interventions have included adverse drug event prevention, new therapy recommendation, drug cost avoidance and drug information consults. $63,000 of savings occurred during an 8 month trial. In 2008, 96% of admitted patients had a documented medication history completed. Additional outcomes include nursing confidence in the accuracy of home medication orders and improved physician satisfaction. National commission comments include This patient safety problem plagues so many organizations nationally that finding a resolution is stellar. Being able to shift this time intensive requirement into the hands of pharmacy experts is brilliant.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePartnering with the Pharmacy to Promote Best Practice in Medication Reconciliationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Carrieen_US
dc.author.detailsCarrie Dunn, PharmD, Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver, Colorado, USA, email: carriedunn@centura.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182472-
dc.description.abstractMedication reconciliation is an interdisciplinary safety net for hospitalized patients. Research shows poor communication of medical information is responsible for 50% of medication errors and up to 20% of adverse drug events in hospitals (IHI, 2009). Regulatory and national healthcare improvement campaigns target medication reconciliation as top priority. Prior to the initiation of this project an internal survey of nurses demonstrated that 70% believed medication histories obtained by other nurses was inaccurate. In an effort to improve patient safety, an innovative approach to medication reconciliation was created by an interdisciplinary team comprised of pharmacists, nurses, and physicians. This placed authority and accountability with the most highly skilled in medications-pharmacy. Instead of nurses collecting medication histories the process utilized PharmD interns, from a local university. The plan improved consistency, accountability, expertise, and kept the process within a highly trained group of core staff under the direction of an employed PharmD -the pharmacy coordinator. Over 800 medication histories are taken each month. Interventions have included adverse drug event prevention, new therapy recommendation, drug cost avoidance and drug information consults. $63,000 of savings occurred during an 8 month trial. In 2008, 96% of admitted patients had a documented medication history completed. Additional outcomes include nursing confidence in the accuracy of home medication orders and improved physician satisfaction. National commission comments include This patient safety problem plagues so many organizations nationally that finding a resolution is stellar. Being able to shift this time intensive requirement into the hands of pharmacy experts is brilliant.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:25:45Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:25:45Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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