Medication Reconciliation & More...Topics for Patient Safety

Medication Reconciliation: An Introductory Activity

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 0.60
    • UNTHSC: 0.50
    • Physicians: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 29, 2016
  • Expires: Jul 29, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (3 Ratings)

Faculty

Shara Elrod Shara Elrod, PharmD, BCACP
Director of Community and Ambulatory Practice
Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy
UNT System College of Pharmacy
Fort Worth, Texas

Caitlin Gibson Caitlin Gibson, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Amulya Tatachar Amulya Tatachar, PharmD
Assistant Professor, Pharmacotherapy
UNT Health Science Center
Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

Medication errors (ME) are the most common type of health-system error, contributing to thousands and thousands of deaths annually. In the 1999 publication To Err is Human by the Institute of Medicine, it was determined that almost 2% of hospital admissions experienced a preventable adverse drug event.  Medication reconciliation is intended to be a systematic process designed to enhance patient safety by validating, at every point of care, a patient’s current medication regimen.  This activity will establish the need for medication reconciliation and educate health professionals on opportunities to conduct medication reconciliation with patients.

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Target Audience

This activity was designed as an interprofessional educational event for health care professionals that interact with patients and have an opportunity to educate on the imporatnce of conducting medication reconciliation.

Objectives

Define medication reconciliation (MR);

Explain the impact of MR on patient safety and healthcare organizations; 

Describe current standards and regulatory requirements related to MR; 

Recall the Joint Commission (TJC) MR process and apply it to clinical practice; and

Identify instances when MR should be conducted.

 

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 0.60 Contact Hours.

UNTHSC
The University of North Texas Health Science Center certifies this activity for 0.50 hours of participation.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 0.50 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

Faculty Disclosure

Neither the faculty nor the planners of this activity have anything to disclose.

Acknowledgement

The activity was supported by PACE - General.