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Medication errors are the largest class of medical errors in healthcare today and the most common cause of unnecessary readmissions. CMS said that drug-related adverse outcomes occur in 1.9 million inpatient stays, almost 5% of all admissions. Hospitals that spend more resources on medication issues generally demonstrate lower rates of adverse events.
This presentation will review the proposed changes under the Hospital Improvement Act, including policies and procedures for timing of medication and related staff training. Learn how to prevent medication errors and change standards of practice to reduce readmissions.
|- Pharma services requirements||- 55 hospital surveyor hot spots||- ISMP IV Push guidelines|
|- Antibiotic stewardship reqs 2017||- Storage of drugs||- 2016 final tag changes|
|- Self-administered drugs||- Pharmacist job description||- Drug quality & security act|
|- OIG oversight of compounding||- Condition level deficiencies||- Medications timing changes|
|- Developing/Required P & Ps||- Standardization of practices||- Indicator or trigger drugs|
|- Abbreviations, look-alike, sound-alike||- Proactively identify errors||- Medication & crash carts|
|- Prescribing & communication||- Standards of care||- Non-punitive reporting|
|- High-alert medication||- ASA guidelines||And even more!|
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