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Medication Reconciliation: Why it's Vital

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

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Sarah Munzer
03 Apr 2020
great read
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JULIANA ROHROHMANA
11 May 2021
interesting!
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Dorothy Mogendi
31 May 2021
Excellent
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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.
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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.
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Zoye Taylor
02 Mar 2020
Loved it just reassures you even more
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Braden Kydd
03 Nov 2020
Succinct, relevant, and useful. This will assist in my practice with taking a medication history for cardiac rehab clients
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stanley catts
01 Mar 2020
It is just so important for continuity of care to make sure medications as a treatment carry thru pre admission thu to discharge.That we as nurses be mindful of watching this Care must be given to marrying treatment sheets up to discharge summaries,for example
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Tricia McInnes
01 Mar 2020
It is a very brief article which outlines that principle of and the reasons for a properly documented medication history at all transitions of care.
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Peer Asmussen
14 Mar 2020
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