Medication Safety Advisory Services

Despite your team’s best safety efforts, there are times when medication management processes break down and errors occur. We can help improve your medication safety program.

Our Team of Experts

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.

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 <800> standards; chemotherapy; pediatric.

Complying with USP Chapters <797> and <800>

The Joint Commission® survey process has begun 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.

JCR experts can assist you for preparation for this new national standard that will escalate requirements.

USP <800> Self Assessment Tool

With financial support from BD Medical, we created a web-based self-assessment tool that will help you assess current state compliance with not only the requirements of the newly published USP <800> but also recognized national standards and leading best practices.

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*The use of Joint Commission Resources (JCR) advisory services is not necessary to obtain a Joint Commission Accreditation award, nor does it influence the granting of such awards.