Accurate Medication History - We All Contribute!
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Accurate medication history is important to ensuring quality of care, from documenting medication history to retrieval of the history.This topic is designed to provide strategic actions on the part of health care professionals and facilities to obtain accurate medication history prior to treatment of consumer/patients and improve your knowledge base on the importance of obtaining and sharing accurate medication history in providing quality health care and avoiding medication errors.
AuthorsTheresa McCoy, RN, B.S.N., J.D., Health Law Compliance & Service
Defining Medication History
Accurate Medication History and Why (Including Current Research)
• Avoid Contraindication
• Avoid Adverse Interactions
- Delayed or Prolonged Effect
- Avoid Medication Errors
How to Obtain an Accurate Medication History
• Medical Records ( EMR)
• Must Include Over the Counter Medications