Pharmacy--nursing intervention to improve accuracy and completeness of medication histories

Tessier, Edward G.; Henneman, Elizabeth A.; Nathanson, Brian; Plotkin, Karen; Heelon, Mark
April 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;4/15/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p607
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a tool to help nurses in complete and accurate medical history of patients. Collection of medical histories is important for patient safety, however often they have errors. A systematic approach was developed and tested to help nurses collect information on medical histories. The article explains the six steps involved in the approach. The article discusses the involvement of nurses in history collection and need for educating nurses for it.


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