Despite heightened awareness, adverse drug events (ADEs) continue to occur and are often preventable. Moreover, the occurrence of ADEs is often associated with increased morbidity and mortality, prolonged hospitalizations and higher costs of care. Engaging with patients and their caregivers to accurately and safely reconcile medication lists at times of care transitions is an essential element in medication safety across the care continuum. As care complexity has been impacted by a variety of factors including the pandemic, natural disasters and staffing shortages, engaging with the patient and families is fundamental to maximizing outcomes.
In this call held on January 13, 2022, you'll hear from Denton Chancey, PharmD, from Telligen, and Tom Workman, PhD, from AIR, who will provide insights on this patient safety issue in the hospital setting. Presenters from two Hospital Quality Improvement Contractor (HQIC) participating hospitals, Lacey Fellows, RN, BSN, CIC, and Julie Harris, RPH, will describe best practices employed in their facilities to foster successful medication reconciliation processes that have improved patient safety and outcomes.