The Chapter Leader's Guide to Medication Management

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Chapter Leader's Guide to Medication Management
Practical Insight on Joint Commission Standards

Robert L. Manniello, MD, MS, MBA

Quick, concise standard explanations for Medication Management chapter leaders

The Chapter Leader's Guide to Medication Management breaks down the Joint Commission’s medication management requirements into easy-to-understand solutions to meet the challenges of these complex standards. You get simplified explanations of the chapter’s key components along with communication techniques to help foster a strong and successful partnership between survey coordinator and chapter leader.

Plus, to make staff training easy, this guide includes a downloadable PowerPoint® presentation highlighting key compliance takeaways.

Benefits of The Chapter Leader's Guide to Medication Management:

  • Optimize survey readiness with a complete breakdown of the medication management standards
  • Educate everyone from bedside staff to leadership about the impact of medication management compliance
  • Communicate updated medication management requirements in the most effective manner
  • Build a high-functioning interdisciplinary team to ensure Medication Management compliance

What’s inside:

  • A complete breakdown of the key standards your chapter leaders need to understand to optimize survey readiness
  • An examination of how Medication Management affects staff from leadership  to bedside staff within all departments of your organization
  • Evidence demonstrating the critical role that communication plays in assuring the best compliance with Medication Management standards
  • Tools to identify the best people to help keep Medication Management requirements in compliance at your facility

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Medication Management Standards: The High-Level Overview
    • How does this chapter effect the organization as a whole? 
    • What is its impact on leadership and administration? 
    • Who owns the requirements of this chapter?
  • Part II: the 96 Hour Principal
    • Hospitals staff
    • Medical staff and allied professionals
    • Pharmacy staff
    • Figure 2.1: Pharmacist Job Description 
    • Nursing staff
  • Part III: Implementation of Medication Management Standards 
    • Handling of Selection and procurement standards
    • Storage of medications
    • Principles and Procedures
    • Ordering and transcribing 
    • Evaluation
    • Figure 3.1: High Risk and High Alert Medications
    • Figure 3.2: Look-Alike/Sound-Alike Medications
    • Figure 3.3a: Hospital Formulary
    • Figure 3.3b: Black Box Warning, Handling of
    • Figure 3.4a: Medication Administration 
    • Figure 3.4b: Medication Administration: Care of Patients
    • Figure 3.4c: Sample Medication Storage Policy 
    • Figure 3.5: Patient Self-Administered Medications
    • Figure 3.6: Medication Ordering
    • Figure 3.7: Patient Information Minimum for Pharmacist Review Preparing and dispensing
    • Figure 3.8: Dispensing of Medications Administration
    • Figure 3.9: Investigational Medications Monitoring 
    • Figure 3.10: Adverse Drug Reactions, Reporting of Summary statement

Who will benefit?

Accreditation coordinator, accreditation specialist, survey coordinator, Joint Commission survey coordinator, medication management chapter leader, pharmacy director, and pharmacy coordinator

Earn Continuing Education Credits

National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ)
This activity is pending approval by the National Association of Healthcare Quality for CE credits.

About the Author

Robert L. Manniello, MD, MS, MBA, is a Medical Staff survey consultant to the Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) in San Francisco, CA, independent healthcare accreditation survey consultant and former Joint Commission and IMQ surveyor. Previously, Dr. Manniello held the position of Medical Director at Childrens Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA.

Faculty Disclosure Statement: HCPro Inc. has confirmed that none of the faculty/presenters or contributors have any relevant financial relationships to disclose related to the content of this educational activity.

Published: April 2011