This course teaches about and offers techniques for enhancing the medication reconciliation process in the home care environment. It provides a working definition of medication reconciliation and describes the best practices for achieving it across care disciplines. Regulatory requirements and ethical principles for practice are presented as they relate to the task of medication reconciliation. Completing this course can help home care professionals meet safety and health goals and improve outcomes by reducing adverse medication events, hospitalizations, and subsequent costs associated with both.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
About This Course
Section 2: What Is Medication Reconciliation?
A Working Definition
Why Is it Important?
Section 3: Best Practices
During Home Care
During an On-Site Visit
Across the Health Care Continuum
Putting it all Together
Section 4: Challenges to Medication Reconciliation
Low Health Literacy
Section 5: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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