Medication Safety Consulting Services
Medication systems are extremely complex with multiple risk points. To protect your patients, it’s imperative to create processes that can minimize human and technology error to avoid costly, adverse events.
Despite your team’s best safety efforts however, there are times when medication management processes breakdown and errors occur. We can help improve your medication safety program.
Practical, vetted medication safety solutions
Our team of skilled clinical professionals have decades of hands-on experience in a variety of health care settings including acute care, ambulatory care, nursing homes, free standing pharmacies and home health.
We are experienced in recognizing points of process breakdown, evaluating the root cause and creating a targeted solution for medication safety improvement using proven tools and methods.
A robust scope of medication safety services
Our experts understand system-based causes of medication errors and can help you:
Evaluate policies, data and medication management processes and identify gaps.
Prepare your team to assess medication safety compliance, perform assessments and serve as subject matter experts for your organization through a customized training program.
Safely adopt new technology for medication management and redesign workflows.
Conduct a survey tracer to assess new medication control technology in a test environment.
Improve overall pharmacy performance.
Evaluate specific high-risk medication management processes—compounding, USP <795>, <797>, and the upcoming USP <800> standards, chemotherapy, pediatric.
Complying with USP Chapters <797>, <800>
In 2018, the Joint Commission survey process will begin to evaluate compliance with USP Chapter <797>, which focuses on sterile compounding in the pharmacy and outside of the pharmacy. Our medication safety experts can help your organization understand its gaps with this national standard and assist with preparing for compliance.
We can help you perform a gap analysis to identify non-compliance with USP 797 in the compounding environment and develop an action plan to address any areas in non-compliance:
Evaluate existing compounding settings as well as plans for renovation or construction
Evaluating design, specs, and workflow for construction of clean rooms
Developing staff training and policies and to help endure clean room compliance
While USP Chapter <800>, which focuses on safe handling of hazardous drugs throughout the health care setting, is not enforceable until December 1, 2019, JCR experts can assist you for preparation for this new national standard that will escalate requirements for healthcare workers which handle hazardous drugs.
about our Navigating Your Way Through USP <800> custom education program.
The use of Joint Commission Resources (JCR) consulting services is not necessary to obtain a Joint Commission Accreditation award, nor does it influence the granting of such awards.