Unsafe medication practices and medication errors are leading causes of injury and avoidable harm in healthcare systems worldwide.
Up to 50 percent of these errors occur at the transition of care and more than half of patients were found to have at least one medication discrepancy at hospital admission. These factors combined together put patients at a 40% risk for moderate to severe potential harm during hospitalization or after that.
This course will present the latest updates and best practices on medication safety and reconciliation to equip healthcare professionals with the proper knowledge and tools and reduce all associated risks
This course material aligns with the WHO medication without harm health challenge and the Joint commission international patient safety goal (IPSG) requirements
By the end of this course, learners will be able to :
1. Define medication safety basics and related concept
2. Explain clinical practices to address Medication without Harm
3. Identify mitigation measures to reduce risks and harm from medication errors.
4. Recognize the importance of medication reconciliation in patient safety
5. Illustrate how to perform a complete and safe ‘Best Possible Medication History - BPMH’
6. Discuss best practices standards in medication reconciliation (WHO, Joint Commission, ISMP)
This is a 6 hours online course that will be delivered in two days
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