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Medication Reconciliation in the Home

presented by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN

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Financial: Amy Rose is an employee of Sangre de Cristo Community Care and of Axxess Technology Solutions. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Amy Rose is an employee at ELNEC Provider. She has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Medication management in the home care environment can be complicated. The healthcare professional can have a meaningful impact on the safety and effectiveness of a patient's medication regimen through a full medication reconciliation. In this training, we'll review the equipment and procedures for conducting a medication reconciliation. This course includes
o Video demonstrations of procedures
o Downloadable procedure guide PDFs
o Tips and best practices for performing these procedures

The cost of care provided to patients due to drug-related issues in the US is estimated at $14 billion annually, and approximately 30% of hospital admissions are related to medication. Older adults discharged from the hospital on five or more medications are more likely to visit the emergency department or be rehospitalized within six months after discharge. After taking this course, you should understand the impacts of and be able to conduct a comprehensive medication reconciliation in the home.

This course was reviewed by Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN, and Jennifer Kennedy, EdD, MA, BSN, RN, CHC, to ensure the content meets current professional guidelines and best evidence-based practices.

Meet Your Instructor

Amy Rose, RN, MSN, CHPN

Amy Rose is a passionate end-of-life-care nurse, leader, and educator. Amy holds an applied nursing master's degree in executive leadership and has dedicated the majority of her career to developing both people and processes in the post-acute care space. Amy has worked in clinically and technically complex roles ranging from inpatient hospice nursing to executive-level…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to medication reconciliation in the home, information on all of the equipment needed for this assessment, and recommended infection control policies.

2. Medication Reconciliation

Within the complex home care environment, healthcare professionals can have a meaningful impact on the safety and effectiveness of a patient’s medication regimen through a full medication reconciliation. Medication reconciliation is an important component of the management of a homecare patient and should be conducted at regular intervals throughout the patient’s care. In this chapter, we will discuss the process of guiding a patient through the medication reconciliation process.

3. Tips, Precautions, and Care Considerations

This chapter provides tips and considerations for performing a medication reconciliation for home care.

4. Documentation Guidelines

This chapter provides recommendations on what to note when documenting for patients receiving a medication reconciliation in the home.

5. Patient Education

This chapter provides information on what education patients need to support self-management of their care.

6. Quiz and Bibliography

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner’s knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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