Slide 35

Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training)

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
  • DA populates Patient Care Plan (e.g., medication purpose, time of day taken)
  • DA uses final list to teach the patient


"The process for conducting medication reconciliation at discharge likely involves the physician, nurse, and perhaps the pharmacist. An important aspect of reconciling medications with the patient and family is using the actual medications list in the Patient Care Plan to teach the patient about prescribed medications. The DA talks to the patient and family about the list and asks about any other medications the patient might take once he or she gets home."

Page last reviewed August 2011
Internet Citation: Slide 35: Project RED: Re-Engineered Discharge (Staff Training). August 2011. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.