Year of Publication

2018

College

Public Health

Degree Name

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Committee Chair

Sarah Wackerbarth, PhD

Committee Member

Richard Ingram, DrPH

Committee Member

Frank Romanelli, PharmD, MPH

Abstract

Medication safety should be at the forefront of public health initiatives. Medication reconciliations in primary care are key to successful, accurate, and safe medication use. Pharmacists are well positioned and educated to have an impact on medication safety by conducting reconciliations in primary care centers. Guidelines for training pharmacists on how to conduct medication reconciliations would be a useful tool for any health board striving to improve medication safety. This study uses observations from pharmacists currently conducting medication reconciliations in primary care to propose such guidelines in the form of a flow sheet. The resulting flow sheet and observations are provided.

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