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The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) released their "Self-Assessment for High-Alert Medications" toolkit that offers hospitals, long-term care facilities and outpatient facilities a unique opportunity to assess the safety of systems and practices associated with up to 11 categories of high-alert medications. ISMP defines high-alert medications as those drugs that bear a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.


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Date Added: 10/12/2017
Date Last Modified: 10/12/2017

Clinicians in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, pharmacies and physician offices will find this tool useful for teaching their Medicare and elderly patients about their medications. Included in the tool are a cover reminder card, and eleven medication cards, including: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) -inhibitors, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs), beta blockers, antiarrhythmic agents, aldosterone blockers, diuretics, nitrates (vasodilators), potassium, blood thinners (anticoagulants), antidiabetic agents and opioid medications. Each medication card includes: 1) How the class of drug works, 2) What problems to report to the clinician, and 3) The brand or generic drug names by class.


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Date Added: 09/26/2017
Date Last Modified: 09/26/2017

*2017 update now available with two new drug groups: COPD medications and antipsychotics. Clinicians in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, pharmacies and physician offices will find this tool useful for teaching their Medicare and elderly patients about their medications. Included in the tool are a cover reminder card, and eleven medication cards, including: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) -inhibitors, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs), beta blockers, antiarrhythmic agents, aldosterone blockers, diuretics, nitrates (vasodilators), potassium, blood thinners (anticoagulants), antidiabetic agents, opioid medications, COPD medications and antipsychotics. Each medication card includes: 1) How the class of drug works, 2) What problems to report to the clinician, and 3) The brand or generic drug names by class.


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Date Added: 06/20/2017
Date Last Modified: 06/20/2017

Medication management is a strategy for engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete and accurate medication list using the brown bag method. These tools from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality will help to identify patient behaviors that may be putting patients at risk for an adverse drug event, such as overdosing, underdosing, missing medications or other important contextual factors limiting adherence.


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Date Added: 06/15/2017
Date Last Modified: 06/15/2017

AHRQ’s Guide to Improving Patient Safety in Primary Care Settings by Engaging Patients and Families features a patient-based strategy which engages patients and families to actively participate with their primary care team and clinician to develop a complete and accurate medication list to be used for medication reconciliation and identify factors that put patients at risk for an adverse drug event.


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Date Added: 02/10/2017
Date Last Modified: 02/10/2017

This patient brochure details what a formulary is; tools that allow patients to check if their drugs are on a formulary; and a description of formulary tiers and coverage rules. This resource is in culturally appropriate Spanish for the United States.


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Date Added: 01/23/2017
Date Last Modified: 01/23/2017

This patient brochure details what a formulary is; tools that allow patients to check if their drugs are on a formulary; and a description of formulary tiers and coverage rules. This resource is in culturally appropriate Spanish for Puerto Rico.


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Date Added: 01/23/2017
Date Last Modified: 01/23/2017

This patient brochure details what a formulary is; tools that allow patients to check if their drugs are on a formulary; and a description of formulary tiers and coverage rules.


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Date Added: 01/23/2017
Date Last Modified: 01/23/2017

This report, released by the Community Pharmacy Foundation and the Health2 Resources firm, details a systematic approach to medications as embodied in comprehensive medication management, or CMM.


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Date Added: 05/25/2016
Date Last Modified: 05/25/2016

*2017 update now available with two new drug groups: COPD medications and antipsychotics. Clinicians in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, pharmacies and physician offices will find this tool useful for teaching their Medicare and elderly patients about their medications. Included in the tool are a cover reminder card, and eleven medication cards, including: Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) -inhibitors, Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers (ARBs), beta blockers, antiarrhythmic agents, aldosterone blockers, diuretics, nitrates (vasodilators), potassium, blood thinners (anticoagulants), antidiabetic agents and opioid medications. Each medication card includes: 1) How the class of drug works, 2) What problems to report to the clinician, and 3) The brand or generic drug names by class.


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Date Added: 03/31/2016
Date Last Modified: 03/31/2016

This prescription card in Spanish, developed by the TMF Quality Innovation Network, helps patients better track the medications they are taking and provides tips for overall medication management.


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Date Added: 05/15/2015
Date Last Modified: 05/15/2015

These new standardized instructions to improve patients' understanding of when to take medications, reduce errors and improve adherence are available in six languages.


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Date Added: 02/01/2015
Date Last Modified: 02/01/2015

This prescription card with folding instructions, developed by the TMF Quality Innovation Network, helps patients better track the medications they are taking and provides tips for overall medication management.


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Date Added: 12/11/2014
Date Last Modified: 12/11/2014

 

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