Keeping patients safe with Medication Reconciliation

A free online accredited CPD program for Canadian Healthcare Professionals

Continuing Medical Education on MedRec

Pill bottle in medication reconciliation Medication reconciliation, aims to improve the documentation and communication of complete and accurate medication information at transitions in care with the ultimate goal of preventing adverse drug events.
This program provides practical information to understand medication reconciliation (MedRec) and the role of patients, pharmacists and other healthcare providers in the process.
This eCME program explores some of the key recommendations through case-based scenarios to support Canadian healthcare practitioners in becoming knowledgeable and comfortable with documentation and communication as a patient transitions throughout the healthcare system.
CCCEP accredited for 1 CEU
Program available online until: September 26, 2017
Formal process to ensure accurate communication of medical information

Course Learning Objectives

  • Define Medication Reconciliation and benefits
  • Utilize a systematic process during a patient interview to collect a Best Possible Medication History
  • Learn about sources of medication information and explain the reconcilition processes

Program Planning Committee

  • Kim Streitenberger, RN
  • Alice Watt, R.Ph., B.Sc.Phm
  • Michael Boivin, BSc.Phm, RPh, CDE
  • Brenda Carthy, BA.CompSc

Questions answered by our expert: Michael Boivin, BSc.Phm, RPh, CDE

  • Why is MedRec so important in hospital practice?
  • Why is MedRec important during the transitions of care?
  • How does Med Review and MedRec differ?
  • Can you discuss the importance of the best Possible Medication History?
  • How can MedRec play an important role in communication from hospital to community pharmacy?
Video Expert Michael Boivin, BSc.Phm, RPh, CDE answers questions

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