Fraser Health Authority is seeking Feedback from community pharmacy professionals on its new discharge medication reconciliation process.
UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences invites recently graduated pharmacists (2007-2013) to a one-day Interprofessional Medication Reconciliation Program on Monday, January 12, 2015.
Do you live in Victoria, Kelowna or Prince George or a surrounding community? If so, register for the program today!
Community pharmacists can help ease a patient’s transition between facilities, physicians and/or service providers by guiding them and their caregivers through their medication reconciliation.
While hospitals in BC have been implementing medication reconciliation during patient admission for the past few years, it is also common to reconcile medication during a patient’s transfer to another facility or discharge.
Studies in health care systems around the world have shown that patients/clients may be susceptible to medication errors at transitions of care (admission, transfer, and discharge) otherwise known as adverse drug events.
These errors most commonly occur when a patient/client is moved to another level of care, to another service provider, transferred to a new facility, or referred to a new physician, resulting in gaps in communication about their medications. In all instances, adverse drug events can be serious, life-threatening and even fatal.