29 Oct 2011 | Medication Safety
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has produced two pamphlets to raise awareness of the importance of medicine reconciliation and the process involved in reconciling a patient’s medicines.
- ‘Making sure you are taking the right medicines: An important guide for people coming into hospital’
- ‘Medicine reconciliation: A guide for health professionals.’
The patient version is intended for people who are going into hospital or who are already in hospital. These can be distributed in GP clinics and hospitals.
The version for health professionals can be distributed wherever it might be useful as a training tool or reminder about the process, such as undergraduate teaching programmes or as part of a training package for hospitals introducing or expanding medicine reconciliation.
PDF versions are attached below.
The Commission only holds a small number of printed pamphlets. DHBs are encouraged to add their own logo to the pamphlet and arrange printing through their preferred supplier.