The released tools address several important areas that impact
effective and safe transitions including:
-- Personal Patient "My Medicine List" Essential Data Elements: This is a
list of medications to be carried at all times by every patient. The
data elements indicate the prescriptions that patients have been
prescribed and are currently taking along with information about their
over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and nutritional supplements.
The goal of the personal medicine list is to help patients improve
their understanding of their current medicine regimens and assist
healthcare providers in ensuring safe transference of medication
-- Medication Reconciliation Essential Data Specifications: These
consensus elements will help healthcare professionals collect, transmit
and receive critical medication information needed when patients move
from one practice setting or level of care to another. The use of
these elements in the reconciliation process required by the Joint
Commission could help reduce medication errors.
-- Elements of Excellence Transitions of Care Checklist: This list
provides a detailed description of effective patient transfer between
practice settings. This process can help to ensure that patients and
their critical medical information are transferred safely, timely, and
In addition, NTOCC authorized the release of materials tha
|SOURCE The National Transitions of Care Coalition|
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