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Know the medication management standards

Briefings on Accreditation and Quality, October 1, 2008

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The Medication Management chapter is set up to reflect the continuum of the process, from procurement as it arrives at the organization to monitoring after the patient receives the medication. Within this continuum, there are several areas in which organizations struggle to consistently comply with the rules. Questions on HCPro’s “Patient Safety Talk” listserv are a constant relative to medication storage, medication reconciliation, medication labeling, essential documentation, and a variety of other topics.

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