Medication History and Its Role in Patient Safety
1 hour 30 minutes
Improve your organization's medication history and reconciliation processes and thus reduce the incidence of medication errors.
This topic will look at the role medication histories play in ensuring that patients stay safe in receiving medical care. We will look at the history of medical recordkeeping after the widespread adoption of at-home medications, the elements of a good medication history (for providers), and methods of storage and utilization of medical record history information (interaction databases, research databases, and conventional physical tools used for patient safety). This material will also look at what happens when medication histories go wrong, looking at case examples to provide you with a look at best practices going forward.
• You will be able to review the history of medical records.
• You will be able to discuss how to take a medication history.
• You will be able to explain how to store and utilize medical history.
• You will be able to identify errors in medication history.