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Medication Reconciliation to Prevent Adverse Drug Events

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are the most common cause of iatrogenic patient harm in healthcare.

The Institute of Healthcare Improvement, The Joint Commission, and the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), among others, identify medication reconciliation as a healthcare priority.

Experts agree that reconciling medication lists during transitions in care can significantly reduce morbidity and mortality.

This course will help you:

  • Understand the importance of medication reconciliation
  • Comply with regulatory and accreditation standards
  • Improve patient outcomes

Courseware Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain why medication reconciliation is important to patient safety and improving outcomes
  • Define and describe the steps in the process of medication reconciliation
  • Pay extra attention to six high-profile drug groups during medication reconciliation
  • Discuss methods of engaging and empowering patients in an effort to help prevent adverse events