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Current Concepts In Pharmacy Management - Volume 12
Medication Management: An Introduction to the New Joint Commission Standards
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The new medication management standards published by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) offer hospital pharmacists exciting challenges and opportunities. These stnadards, which are more prescriptive than those of the past, provide hospital pharmacists with the backing they need to implement policies and procedures meant to achieve unprecedented levels of patient safety.

In this video, recognized expertes come together to dicsuss the new JCAHO standards, to provide an overview of their impact on medication management, and to explain the reshaping of the accreditation process and how it will impact pharmacists.

After reviewing this program, pharmacists will have achieved a basic understanding of the prospects presented by the new JCAHO medication management standards. Pharmacists will also have taken a first step toward integrating these rigorous guidelines into their own hospital pharmacy programs in order to prevent future medication errors and to enhance a hospital-wide commitment to medication safety.

The program features interviews with 6 thought leaders; Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Associate Director, Surveyor, Development and Management, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; Robert A. Wise, MD, Vice President - Standards, Division of Research, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD, President, Institute of Safe Medication Practices; Sonja A. Nisson, RPh, PharmD, Pharmacist Surveyor, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Regional Manager, Pharmacy and Diabetes, Asante Health System; Russel P. Massaro, MD, FACPE, Executive Vice President for Accreditation Operations, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, Medication Safety Manager, Pharmacy Management, Cardinal Health

Total Running Time: 25 minutes . Expiration Date: 8/20/05

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