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​​​Results of the Pharmacy Discharge Facilitator Initiative for high-risk medical inpatients

Intervention:

Date:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sponsor:

  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute
  • Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada

Speakers:

Colleen Cameron – Clinical Pharmacist at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener Ontario

Purpose of the Call:

    1. Provide background information about the PDiF initiative, outcomes and key lessons learned.
    2. Identify how one organization addressed the obstacles patients face with respect to safe medication management after they are discharged from hospital.
    3. Challenge all health care providers to incorporate discharge medication reconciliation into their assessment from the day of admission throughout the patients’ hospital stay.
    4. Challenge pharmacists to expand their role in discharge medication reconciliation.

Resources

​Video ​Click here to watch the video
​Presentaton Click here to download​