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Medication Management and Safety

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posted: 08/08/2011

This comprehensive document from the American Society on Aging and American Society of Consultant Pharmacists Foundation decribe all facets of medication adherence and provides strategies for change as well as tools to help providers assess patients' risk for non-adherence.

 

posted: 08/08/2011

The Overview from the much longer Adult Meducation:  Improving Medication Adherence in Older Adults.  The Overview includes: adherence concepts and terminology, statistics related to adherence, consequences of medication nonadherence, factors affecting medication adherence, prerequisites for adherence to medication regimens and predictors of medication nonadherence.

posted: 03/18/2009

A form for keeping track of medications.

posted: 03/18/2009

Pamphlet that gives tips on what patients should ask prescribers about their medications.

posted: 03/18/2009

The ISMP offers a wide range of resources and information to help healthcare practitioners in a variety of healthcare settings prevent errors and ensure that medications are used safely. All of the ISMP tools listed are free, downloadable, and easy to use.

posted: 03/16/2009

A guide for caregivers and/or patients who are older and taking multiple medications.

posted: 03/18/2009

This brief helps patients understand “polypharmacy” and identifies ways to eliminate unnecessary and costly drugs from the medicine cabinet.

posted: 01/18/2011

A report assembled by Make the Road New York and New York Lawyers for the Public Interest that identifies the kinds of difficulties patients have with medication labels and identifies ways to improve current labelling practices.

posted: 03/18/2009

Recommendations for providers on making sure patients are using medication appropriately.

posted: 05/27/2010

A nicely organized chart identifying causes of and suggested responses to non-adherence.  The document was developed for pharmacists but is helpful to anyone interested in medication adherence.

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