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Date:8/15/2008

ml [Mercy Medical Center], a leader in medication safety, where attendees will not only meet with the hospital's medication safety team and have their questions answered, but will tour the hospital's medication safety sites.

http://www.decisionhealth.com/mmee2009/day_one.html [Kurt Patton], The Joint Commission's former Executive Director of Accreditation Services, who is speaking at the conference, states: "Many, but not all organizations have made the commitment and are on track to make medication therapy a more precise and safer part of patient care. But there also is a lot of work yet to be done to make this safer environment a nationwide experience."

Healthcare professionals who attend the Medication Management Error Elimination Summit will learn:

  • What's behind The Joint Commission medication reconciliation goals - presented by JCAHO's former executive director of accreditation, Kurt Patton
  • How one hospital successfully turned its culture around so that medication safety is now part and parcel of everything it does
  • How to comprehensively reconcile medications at admission, at patient hand-offs, and at discharge
  • How to handle medication safety in the emergency room - from William Churchill, executive director of pharmacy services at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • The pluses and minuses of bar code scanning: Is it really worth it?
  • Plus: How to safely administer high risk medications, handle look alike/sound alike medications, hear actual case studies, and much more.

For more information on DecisionHealth's Medication Management Error Elimination Summit, on November 19-21 at the http://www
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