Understanding Medication Reconciliation

Understanding Medication Reconciliation

Medication Mistakes Are The Most Common Patient Safety Error, And Reconciling Medication Is An Effective Prevention Method. Unintentional medication discrepancies that happen during a transition of care (such as a hospitalization and the subsequent discharge) are widespread. This represents a significant threat to patient safety. More than 20 percent of…

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The Importance Of Medication Management In The Treatment Of Diabetes

The Importance Of Medication Management In The Treatment Of Diabetes

Medication management is so important that it can be the difference between life and death for some patients, especially for diabetics. Each year, more than 125,000 people die in America because they did not follow instructions when taking their medications. Studies show more than half of the people with prescriptions…

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Sundowning: How to Restore Nighttime Peace

Sundowning: How to Restore Nighttime Peace

Alzheimer’s patients often have problems with sleeping or may experience changes in their sleep schedule know as sundowning. Sundown syndrome is a neurologically based condition associated with increased restlessness and confusion in patients with some form of dementia. Most commonly related to Alzheimer's disease, but also found in those with…

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