Medication Reconciliation: Why it's Vital

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Medication reconciliation is the formal process of reviewing a patient’s complete medication regimen at the time of admission, transfer, and discharge, and comparing it with the regimen being considered for a new care environment.

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In essence, medication reconciliation aligns the correct medication with the correct patient. It is closely tied to the concept of maintaining continuity of care. In essence, medication reconciliation aligns the correct medication with the correct patient. It’s closely tied to the concept of maintaining continuity of care. Medication reconciliation is particularly important in transitional points of care, such as during admission, transfer and discharge.


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Sarah Munzer
03 Apr 2020
great read
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Christine Amplett
06 Apr 2023
Registered Nurse
An excellent resource in all disciplines of care.
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Megan Cudaj
22 Aug 2021
This resource provided a good overview of the importance of thorough medication histories in ensuring correct medications for patients. It emphasised the need to work collaboratively with pharmacists in order to have patients on the correct medication regimes. Doing these things improves patient safety, which is all health professionals' responsibility.
Tendayi Mhike
21 Apr 2023
Registered Nurse
Very short and informative
Jessica Reid
28 Feb 2023
Relevant in a non school setting.
Patricia Flowers
11 Mar 2023
Enrolled Nurse
this education reinforced my existing knowledge, but also made me aware of the easy potential of medication drug errors, which then could be detrimental to the patient.
Emily Omido
04 Aug 2020
This resource was very helpful in reminding me how I can stop medication errors at my level in the medication errors cycle.
Zoye Taylor
02 Mar 2020
Loved it just reassures you even more
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