Preventing Readmissions through Medication Management

Preventing Readmissions through Medication Management 

According to Hubbard and McNeill (2012), avoidable readmissions are caused in large part by adverse medication events. In general, it is estimated that about 30 percent of adverse medication events can be prevented which can, in turn, lead to fewer hospital readmissions (Pretorius, Gataric, Swedlund & Miller, 2013). While there are many causes of adverse medication events, some events can be prevented through medication management. In ambulatory care, it is estimated that one in five patients take inappropriate medications (Pretorius, Gataric, Swedlund & Miller, 2013). This can also potentially lead to hospital admissions and readmissions. Other factors that can increase readmission are medication non-compliance, high-risk medications in the older adult, and the number of prescribed medications (Picker et al., 2015). As an ambulatory care provider, you can help mitigate these problems through medication management.

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Hours: 0.50
REL-PI-0-P4PC5

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District of Columbia Board of Nursing

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DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

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American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Georgia Board of Nursing

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Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 0.50 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P4PC5
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Recognize how medication management prevents hospital readmissions.
Identify the need for medication management in ambulatory care.
List responsibilities of ambulatory care providers in managing medications.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Medication Management is Needed in Ambulatory Care A. Mr. Hadley B. Manage Medications Effectively to Prevent Hospital Readmissions C. #1: Eliminate Inappropriate Medications D. #2: Monitor and Promote Adherence to Persistent Medications E. #3: Avoid High-Risk Medications in Older Adults F. #4: Re-evaluate the Number of Medications G. Review H. Summary Section 3: Involve Others in Medication Management A. Establish Communication Procedures B. Engage the Patient, Family and/or Caregiver C. Review D. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations! C. Course Contributors D. Resources E. References

Instructor: Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN
Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN, has worked in ambulatory care, acute care, and occupational health with her most recent position as clinical coordinator in primary care. As clinical coordinator, she was responsible for quality improvement, care coordination and education, clinical staff training and compliance, and overall safety of the clinic. She also participated in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other healthcare improvement initiatives. Additionally, she has experience in hospital-affiliated urgent care where she provided patient care utilizing quality improvement measures, served as nurse preceptor, and nurse IT liaison. Alisa currently works at Relias Learning where she serves as content writer and subject matter expert for various healthcare topics. Disclosure: Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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The target audience for this course is: Case Managers; Entry level Physicians; Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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