Medication ReconciliationA National Patient Safety Goal by The Joint CommissionStephanie MattessichNR447 RN Collaborative HealthcareJune 16th, 2019Professor Bonnie Combs
Medication Reconciliation•2018 Joint Commission Hospital National Patient Safety Goal•NPSG.03.06.01 “Record and pass along correct information about a patient’s medicines. Find out what medicines the patient is taking. Compare those medicines to new medicines given to the patient. Make sure the patient knows which medicines to take when they are at home. Tell the patient it is important to bring their up-to-date list of medicines every time they visit a doctor” (The Joint Commission, 2018). •The Joint Commission reported 119 sentinel events for medications errors from 2014 through the second quarter of 2017(The Joint Commission, 2016, as cited by Woten, 2018). This Photoby Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND
Medication Reconciliation:Problems and RationalesWhat’s the problem?•Lack of accurate and proper medication reconciliation.