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ASHP Medication Reconciliation (Med Rec) Toolkit

Medication Reconciliation (Med Rec) and improving the transitions of care are recognized critical steps in the management of patients.  The Joint Commission reports that the most frequently found root cause in reported sentinel events is the break down of communication.  While pharmacists have taken a key leadership role in successfully implementing the medication reconciliation process, many continue to struggle with the challenges of meeting the National Patient Safety Goal.  This resource center will provide ASHP members with tools, references, and recommendations as well as ideas and examples of success stories and lessons learned.

  • Medication Reconciliation Basics
    The “How To” of medication reconciliation.  Tips for implementation, developing a business model and troubleshooting.  Sample documents are available as well as resources for condition specific continuity of care practices.
  • My Medicine List©™
    A comprehensive tool to help stimulate discussions between patients and health care professionals developed by ASHP and the ASHP Foundation.
  • ASHP Member Presentations, Forms and Other Resources
    Collection of resources and programming that has been provided by ASHP.  A compilation of publications is available to search by category.  Abstracts from poster presentations and powerpoint slides from previous MCMs and Summer Meetings are also available.
  • The Joint Commission
    Links to National Patient Safety Goals and the FAQ from the Joint Commission.
  • ASHP Advocacy Efforts
    Tips and suggestions provided by ASHP members.  Insight on what ASHP is doing for its members in the patient safety arena.
  • Initiatives in Medication Reconciliation
    Clearinghouse of information on programs other organizations have successfully implemented.  Many sites include the tools and forms they used in implementation and also in the reconciliation process.
  • Other Initiatives in Personalized Medication Records
    Samples of medication record forms developed by other organizations.
  • Quality Measures and Improvement
    Information about AHRQ grants and the current research that is being conducted on medication reconciliation and patient safety.

 

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