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The Power to Prevent SSIs - June 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 7 I f you're still charting on paper, you might con- sider combining your prescription pad with your medication reconciliation form. For starters, you won't have to chase after your doc- tors to sign the reconciliation form; they can do so when they sign the script. Second, when the patient takes the combined form to the pharma- cy, the pharmacist can see the patient's drug history and any allergies. To save the hassle of making copies, make up the form in triplicate. The top copy goes to the pharmacy if an Rx is written (be sure to use security paper; shred the top copy if there's no prescription), the middle copy goes in the chart and the bottom copy goes to the patient at dis- charge. Dawn Ashby, RN, BSHA, CNOR, CASC North Hills Surgery Center Fayetteville, Ark. dashby@nhscnwa.com Download a sample medication reconciliation form that you can adapt for your facility at outpatientsurgery.net/forms. Medication Reconciliation Form Doubles as Rx Pad Ideas Work That

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