Medication Reconciliation and obtaining a Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) in Home Care

Summary

This online learning module teaches clinicians how using a systematic process for medication reconciliation (MedRec) can prevent medication errors and adverse drug events (ADEs), by identifying and resolving discrepancies between medications a client is actually taking (Best Possible Medication History – BPMH) and medications documented or recorded in a client’s health record(s).

In the context of home care, there are several specific interfaces of care where a home care client can benefit from MedRec processes.
At the end of this module you will be able to:
1. Understand the role of MedRec and how it affects client care
2. Improve your ability to engage clients and caregivers in discussions in collecting a comprehensive BPMH
3. Apply a consistent approach to identify and resolve medication discrepancies
4. Demonstrate learning by completing a case study

Who should take this module?
Healthcare practitioners working in home health care including: care coordinators, case managers, prescribers, nurses, community pharmacists, family caregivers, and others in the client’s circle of care.

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