AAAHC releases toolkit to help ASCs avoid medical errors, adverse drug events

The AAAHC released a toolkit covering the elements of medication reconciliation, helping ASCs avoid medical errors and adverse drug events.

Here are the topics covered in the toolkit:

1. Medication reconciliation as part of the culture of safety at an ASC

2. Adopting a single source document policy to facilitate consistent documentation of patient medications.

3. Confirming and documenting medications before and after procedures.

4. Talking to patients, providers and pharmacies to resolve medication discrepancies.

5. Coordinating with patients to verify their medication list, and ensure they know when and how to take their medications.

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