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Patient Education Committee - Patient Drug Monographs (13.15)

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13.15

POLICY & PROCEDURE





Effective Date:

September 2002
⌧ Pharmacy Policy Manual
Chapter: Drug Policy
Operations Procedure Manual
Chapter:

Policy #: 13.15

Original
⌧Revision 6/11
Page 1
of 3
Title: PATIENT EDUCATION
COMMITTEE/PATIENT DRUG
MONOGRAPHS



I. PURPOSE: To ensure the accuracy and consistency of medication information supplied to
patients throughout the UWHC inpatient units and outpatient clinics and to promote patient
education regarding appropriate medication use and compliance with government and
accreditation agency regulations.

II. POLICY: The Patient Pharmacy Education Committee will:
A. Revise and update current patient drug monographs (PDMs), using commercially
available sources when appropriate.
1. PDMs will be provided in bulk on pre-printed "Health Facts for You"
letterhead for drugs dispensed in high volume.
2. PDMs will also be provided in bulk on pre-printed "Health Facts for
You" letterhead for drugs which are dispensed in low volume, but have
high risk or special needs, as determined by the committee.
3. The Pharmacy Patient Education Committee will select appropriate
pharmacists to review commercially available PDMs. The
commercially available PDMs will be used whenever possible. If
important information is lacking that can be satisfied with a brief
addendum, and addendum will be written by the assigned pharmacist
and will be boxed separately and referenced.
4. PDMs may be written by UWHC health care specialists in the area if the
commercially available PDMs upon review are inadequate and cannot
easily be modified with a brief referenced addendum. These PDMs
require a physician reviewer. Responsible author(s), reviewer(s) and
physician reviewer(s) will be noted on the document.
5. PDMs will be reviewed every three years for appropriateness.
B. Centralize medication information for UWHC health care providers utilizing systems
developed for "Health Facts for You" and coordinating activities with the Department of
Nursing, and the Patient and Family Education Committee for UW Health.
C. Utilize automated patient education handouts such as computer-generated from the
MicroMedex and other technology for educating patients whenever possible.
D. Develop and promote the pharmacist's role as a provider of patient medication counseling
and education. Assist pharmacists in meeting regulations and standards pharmacists are
required to observe, i.e., OBRA-90 regulations which require pharmacists to counsel
patients on medications.
E. Improve and review policies and procedures regarding patient medication counseling,
medication histories, and patient compliance assessments.
F. Promote institutional goal of meeting patient's ongoing health care needs according to
JCAHO's standards and scoring guidelines for Education of Patients and Family.

POLICY & PROCEDURE





Effective Date:

September 2002
⌧ Pharmacy Policy Manual
Chapter: Drug Policy
Operations Procedure Manual
Chapter:

Policy #: 13.15

Original
⌧Revision 6/11
Page 2
of 3
Title: PATIENT EDUCATION
COMMITTEE/PATIENT DRUG
MONOGRAPHS




III. PROCEDURE:
A. Patient Education Committee
1. The Patient Education Committee is a subcommittee of the Pharmacy
and Therapeutics Committee, appointed annually by the Director of
Pharmacy, and consisting of the following members:
a. Assistant Director, Ambulatory Pharmacy Services, who serves as
chair.
b. Pharmacist from the Outpatient Pharmacy, who serves as
secretary.
c. Pharmacist Ambulatory Care/Mail Order
d. Center for Drug Policy – Pharmacist
e. Decentral Assistant Director
f. Clinical Nurse Specialist, who serves as editor of “Health Facts
For You” and represents the Nursing Department;
g. Three Pharmacists from the following patient care areas:
i. Critical Care/Cardiology
ii. Pediatrics and Specialty Programs
iii. Surgery and Oncology Programs
iv. Transplant/Mail Order Programs
v. Neurology/Rehabilitation/Psych Program
vi. Medicine Program
h. Dietary Representative will be invited when indicated.
2. Monthly Meetings
a. The Patient Education Committee meets the 4
th
Weds of every
other month, from 1300 to 1400. (January, March, May, July,
September, and November). Members should send an alternate
from their area if unable to attend.
b. The preparation of minutes will be the responsibility of the
committee secretary.
c. Copies of the minutes will be sent to committee members as well
as the Director of Pharmacy.
B. Distribution of PDMs and federally mandated patient package inserts (PPIs).
1. Available patient drug monographs (PDMs) from the USP-DI Database,
reproduced on "Health Facts For You" (HFFY) letterhead or computer-
generated from the MicroMedex system, and federally-mandated PPIs,
as well as PDMs developed by the Pharmacy Department, will be
available in the outpatient pharmacy, learning center, inpatient units,
outpatient clinics and distributed to patients on the following basis:

POLICY & PROCEDURE





Effective Date:

September 2002
⌧ Pharmacy Policy Manual
Chapter: Drug Policy
Operations Procedure Manual
Chapter:

Policy #: 13.15

Original
⌧Revision 6/11
Page 3
of 3
Title: PATIENT EDUCATION
COMMITTEE/PATIENT DRUG
MONOGRAPHS


a. OUTPATIENTS Available monographs may be printed
automatically from MicroMedex care notes, or from UWHC
Learning Center, http://www.hosp.wisc.edu/LearnCtr/index.asp
web page and will be distributed with all prescriptions. Federally
mandated PPIs will be distributed with each new and refill
prescription as required by law (see Pharmacy Policy 3.8).
b. INPATIENTS. A copy of available PDMs will be included with
discharge prescription medications. Decentral pharmacists may
print a PDM from MicroMedex or from the Learning Center,
http://www.hosp.wisc.edu/LearnCtr/index.asp. Federally
mandated PPIs will be distributed to inpatients (see Pharmacy
Policy 3.8) and documented monthly in the MAR.
c. A list of available PDMs with date last reviewed will be
maintained by the Pharmacy Patient Education Committee. A list
of available PDMs is located the UWHC Intranet site under the
Learning Center.
2. Outpatient clinics and individual inpatient units may order supplies of
PDMs which are available through "Health Facts for You" through the
Learning Center Website. If materials are needed in less than 48 hours,
may go directly to the Learning Center Website to print individual
copies that are less than 20 pages. To obtain longer booklets,
information packets and binders; phone the Learning Center to order at:
26-LEARN (265-3276) at the hospital, or 265-7667 at West Clinic, or
265-1204 at East Clinic, or 265-8393 at Sports Med.



Approved By: ____________________________
Director of Pharmacy Services

Date: ____________________

cc: Pharmacist Training Manual - Discharges/Transfers
Pharmacist Training Manual - Outpatient Pharmacy Operations
Ambulatory Pharmacy P&P Book