Slide 10

Project RED: Module 3: The Re-Designed Discharge Process: Patient Admission and Care and Treatment Education: Slide 10

Provides a four-module training program to help hospitals implement Project RED.

Medication Reconciliation

  • Hospital procedure for completing medication reconciliation at discharge
  • DA may participate and conduct final check on medications
  • Using final list, populate Patient Care Plan and complete additional columns (e.g., purpose, time of day)
  • Final list used to instruct the patient

Notes:

Your process for conducting medication reconciliation at discharge likely involves the physician, nurse and, perhaps, the pharmacist. An important aspect of medication reconciliation at discharge is using the actual list of prescribed medications to instruct the patient. Reconcile the list with the patient and family by talking to them about the listed medications and other medications that the patient may think are safe to take at home.

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 10: Project RED: Module 3: The Re-Designed Discharge Process: Patient Admission and Care and Treatment Education: Slide 10. August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/red/module3/slide10.html