Elaine Marieb College of Nursing Faculty Publication Series
Pharmacy-nursing intervention to improve accuracy and completeness of medication histories
Journal or Book Title
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Medication errors are common in hospitalized patients and present a serious threat to patient safety.1,2 The medication reconciliation process, the first step of which is knowing the patient’s current medications, has been identified as key to preventing medication errors.3–6 Obtaining an accurate and complete medication history should be a collaborative effort among patients, family members, nurses, pharmacists, and physicians.
Tessier, EG; Henneman, EA; Nathanson, B; Plotkin, K; and Heelon, M, "Pharmacy-nursing intervention to improve accuracy and completeness of medication histories" (2010). American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 43.