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Organizational Strategies

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  • Medications

    A number of studies have documented that potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) prescribing in older adults is common in the ambulatory setting, nursing homes, and the emergency department, and that exposure to inappropriate medications is associated with increased morbidity, mortality, health care resource.

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  • Medication Reconciliation

    The Medication Reconciliation resource describes a process for transitions in care to help reduce medication errors and reconciliation failures. It outlines four key steps that can be applied to all settings and locations across the continuum of care, and provides a sample document organizations can use to verify patient medications upon admission.

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  • Transitions of Care: Emergency Department (United States)

    Significant variability in the type and amount of information sent with a resident from surrounding senior facilities became apparent when the hospital opened the first Senior ER in the State of Michigan in July 2010. Key elements such as reason for transfer, code status, medical/surgical history, medication profile and history, baseline cognitive and functional status needed for decision, diagnosis, and disposition were missing.

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  • Vaccines

    This Vaccines Organizational Strategy provides guidance so that hospitals and other organizations can develop influenza and pneumonia vaccine policies that identify, inform, and educate at-risk populations. The organizational strategy includes a set of tools designed to support these efforts in the hospital, and with consumers, to promote the acceptance and use of vaccinations among older adults.

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