Medication reconciliation matters

Medsurg Nurs. 2008 Oct;17(5):332-6.

Abstract

Medication reconciliation is a powerful and effective tool in the fight against preventable ADEs. Consequently, it is a focus of national patient safety and health care organization initiatives. Nurses need to understand the requirements and actively support the process as the right thing to do for their patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Benchmarking
  • Continuity of Patient Care / organization & administration*
  • Documentation
  • Drug Interactions
  • Humans
  • Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
  • Medication Errors / adverse effects
  • Medication Errors / methods
  • Medication Errors / prevention & control*
  • Medication Errors / statistics & numerical data
  • National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, U.S., Health and Medicine Division
  • Nurse's Role
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Patient Discharge*
  • Patient Education as Topic / organization & administration*
  • Polypharmacy
  • Safety Management / organization & administration*
  • United States / epidemiology