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Gwinnett Medical Center creates a three-tiered approach to address medication security questions

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, September 1, 2008

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Gwinnett Medical Center in Lawrenceville, GA, is preparing to roll out a new, three-tiered approach to improving medication security.

By determining who has access to what medications and when—and why they have that access—the facility is launching an online learning tool to improve security and medication management.

“We recognized that medication security and access to medications is extremely important, not only for our hospital system, but also to The Joint Commission [formerly JCAHO]. We felt we needed to formally address the issue,” says Kellee Lively, PharmD, clinical pharmacy coordinator at Gwinnett.

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