Medication reconciliation is an essential process in healthcare that plays a crucial role in ensuring patient safety and positive health outcomes. It involves reviewing and verifying a patient’s medication history to ensure accurate and comprehensive medication lists. This process is particularly crucial during care transitions, such as hospital admission or discharge, to avoid medication-related adverse events.
One of our member organizations will be sharing their Gold Standard medication reconciliation process. This process involves a comprehensive review of a patient’s medication list, including over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, and alternative therapies. The organization will be discussing their approach to medication reconciliation, which includes identifying and resolving medication discrepancies, communication with patients and providers, and ongoing monitoring to ensure medication safety. Sharing best practices and successful approaches to medication reconciliation is essential in promoting patient safety and improving healthcare outcomes.
Safe tables are open to all CHPSO members. Click here to see if your hospital is a CHPSO member.
Medication Reconciliation Process: Cultivating a Gold Standard
Wednesday, June 7, 2023: 11 a.m.- noon (PT)
Safe Table discussions are designed to empower providers to engage in robust, meaningful patient safety and quality improvement activities. These discussions are driven by attendee participation. Attendees may choose to present a case or simply participate in the discussion by sharing their thoughts, feedback, and suggestions. Attendees wishing to share a case should indicate this during registration and a member of the CHPSO team will reach out to you to assist you with case preparation. Sharing cases spontaneously during the meeting is also encouraged, time permitting. Attendees may present with or without slides. The cases may be brief, three to five minutes, or longer if the complexity of the issue warrants additional time. Cases generally involve a situation in which there are systematic concerns or those for which the organization may be looking for ways to address the matter or obtain advice.
At the conclusion of the safe table meeting, participants will be able to:
- Describe information about best practices relative to patient safety
- Discuss challenges in a frank, open discussion with other hospitals
- Describe lessons learned from other organizations as it could relate to the work in the participant’s hospital
HQI is an approved continuing education (CE) provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing and will provide CHPSO members an opportunity to earn CEs. Provider Number CEP16793 for 1.0 contact hour.
Please contact CHPSO at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.