We've all read the recent news stories regarding the hospital drug errors that
seriously injured actor Dennis Quaid's infant twins. In fact, patient
injuries resulting from drug therapy are among the most common types
of adverse events that occur in hospitals. According to the Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality, adverse drug events (ADEs) result in more
than 770,000 injuries and deaths each year and cost up to $5.6 million per
hospital, depending on size. Hospitals can reduce the number of ADE injuries
and related costs by taking steps to prevent and detect ADEs.

With the national spotlight raised about adverse drug events, many healthcare
organizations are looking to shore up their medication processes. Medication Reconciliation Strategies to Reduce Hospital Adverse Drug Events

In this special report, Medication Reconciliation
Strategies to Reduce Hospital Adverse Drug
Events
, Donna Isgett, McLeod Regional Medical
Center's vice president for clinical effectiveness,
describes the hospital's emphasis on quality and
perfect care processes, while Leanne Huminski,
chief nursing officer, provides the inside details on
McLeod's medication management program, which
has a goal of eliminating adverse drug events.

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In this 30-page report, Isgett and Huminski describe the development of their
medication reconciliation plan, including:

A reproducible copy of the two-page Universal Medication Form in use at McLeod
is included in this report, along with sample forms for chart review, adverse
event summaries, transfer medication summaries and medication assessment
histories/physician orders.

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