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Staff Challenge: National Patient Safety Goals

Accreditation Insider, September 23, 2014

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Hospitals are permitted to define what medication information is necessary to be obtained from the patient in a non-24-hour setting. What information do we collect in our outpatient clinic and ED?

Answer: (Answers may vary according to your policy) The Joint Commission suggests such items as:
•    Name of the medication
•    How often it is taken
•    What dosage
•    Route
•    Why the patient is taking the medication



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