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

Summary

A systematic, consistent process for collecting information about a patient’s actual medication use is critical for assessing outcomes and preventing medication errors. This online learning module, customized to the primary care environment, provides a practical approach to teach clinicians how to engage patients and caregivers in a dialogue about their medications. Steps to identify and resolve medication information discrepancies are presented.

At the end of this module you should be able to:
1. Understand the role of MedRec and how it affects patient care
2. Improve your ability to engage patients and caregivers in discussions to collect a comprehensive BPMH
3. Apply a consistent approach to identify and resolve medication discrepancies
4. Demonstrate learning through a completion of a case study.

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