Medication Reconciliation

'Minor' issues at the nursing home can cause disastrous care transitions, expert warns

'Minor' issues at the nursing home can cause disastrous care transitions, expert warns

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What may appear to be minor administrative problems in a nursing home - a fax machine locked away at night or no one designated to copy paperwork - can cause major headaches in care transitions, a geriatrician warned in a webinar Thursday. "The most minute things can ruin a good transition," said James Lett II, M.D., a geriatrician and past president of the American Medical Directors Association - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Medication reconciliation — How would Dr. Seuss do it?

Medication reconciliation — How would Dr. Seuss do it?

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Have you ever read Dr. Seuss's "Pill Drill" from "You're Only Old Once"? Wow, it's obvious he must have experienced our fragmented health system, where older adults see multiple specialists who never speak with each other and overwhelm a patient with medications they can't keep up with.

ACOs making progress in improving care transition, survey finds

ACOs making progress in improving care transition, survey finds

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A snapshot of hospitals involved in accountable care organizations finds that they are making progress in improving the coordination of care.

Improving collaboration between RNs and LPNs could reduce medication errors in nursing homes, study finds

Improving collaboration between RNs and LPNs could reduce medication errors in nursing homes, study finds

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Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses often have interchangeable responsibilities in nursing homes, which can lead to more medication errors, according to newly announced results of a study.

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