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Keywords

Pharmacy, Medications, High-risk medications, High-alert medications, JCAHO

 

Authors

  1. Martin, Mary PharmD
  2. Hurst, Susan MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN

Abstract

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is a 650-bed tertiary care facility in the Southwestern United States. The pharmacy and nursing departments collaborated on a multifocal project to address the educational and operational needs of the facility regarding the new JCAHO Medication Management Review Standards for high-risk and high-alert medications. The project encompassed policy creation, nursing education, identification and evaluation of HRHA medications, and facility-wide distribution of information related to high-risk and high-alert medications.