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Medication Education (3.18)

Medication Education (3.18) - Policies, Clinical, UWHC Clinical, Department Specific, Pharmacy, Decentral

3.18

POLICY & PROCEDURE





Effective Date:

July 2006
⌧Pharmacy Policy Manual
Chapter: Decentral
Operations Procedure Manual
Chapter:

Policy #: 3.18

Original
⌧ Revision 6/11
Page 1
of 2
Title: Medication Education



I. PURPOSE: To enable the patient or patient’s representative to better understand their
medications.

II. POLICY: The pharmacist has the primary responsibility to provide medication education to
the patient or patient’s representative.

III. FORMS USED:
A. Patient Education Record
B. Self Administration sheets
C. Medication charts
D. Discharge medication orders
E. Health Facts For You
F. MicroMedex Care Note
G. Patient Discharge Form

IV. PROCEDURE:
A. Documentation
1. All medication education is documented in the Patient Education Record
2. Education documented by pharmacy students and interns must be co-signed by a
registered pharmacist
B. Medication education teaching points
1. Name of medication
2. Indication
3. Dose and dispensing units and frequency
4. Duration and goals of therapy
5. Route of administration
6. Preparation and storage requirements when applicable
7. Adverse drug reactions/side effects: possibility/probability and management
8. Missed dose(s) management
9. Therapeutic interactions management (drug-drug, drug food, etc.)
10. Refill information
11. Assessment of patient understanding
C. Medication education during the Acute Care Stay
1. First dose teaching
2. Therapeutic interactions management (drug-drug, drug-food, etc.
3. Medication class (e.g. abdominal transplant)
4. Estrogen replacement therapy

POLICY & PROCEDURE





Effective Date:

July 2006
⌧Pharmacy Policy Manual
Chapter: Decentral
Operations Procedure Manual
Chapter:

Policy #: 3.18

Original
⌧ Revision 6/11
Page 2
of 2
Title: Medication Education


5. Therapeutic leave of absence (refer to P&P 3.17)
6. Rehabilitation Self-Administer Medication Program (RAMP)
7. Discharge medication education
8. Adherence assistance (e.g. providing medication boxes)
D. Outpatient pharmacist responsibility:
1. Ensure that the patient and or patient’s representative has been provided discharge
medication education.
2. If discharge medication education was not provided the outpatient pharmacist will
provide discharge medication education.
3. Reconcile discharge face sheet if available or Patient Discharge Form to ensure
that all needed medications have been prepared for the patient.
4. Assess the patient’s understanding of discharge medications and answer any
questions of the patient or patient’s representative.



Approved By: __________________________
Director of Pharmacy Services

Date: _______________

xc: Pharmacist Training Manual - Discharges/Transfers
Ambulatory Pharmacy P&P Book