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Upholding Medication Safety: Neil Medical Group's Commitment During National Patient Safety Week

Updated: Mar 25

In healthcare, patient safety remains a top priority, especially during transitions of care. National Patient Safety Week serves as a reminder of the importance of mitigating medication errors, a critical aspect highlighted by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Medication Safety During Transitions of Care Toolkit.

According to ASCP statistics, a significant portion of serious medical errors involve miscommunication during transitions between healthcare settings. Additionally, a substantial number of patients experience adverse events during transitions, with a majority attributed to medication-related issues. These statistics underscore the urgent need for vigilant medication management practices to prevent harm and optimize patient outcomes.

Recognizing this challenge, Neil Medical Group implements proactive measures to address medication safety concerns, particularly during transitions of care. Our pharmacists conduct thorough admission drug regimen reviews within nursing homes, meticulously comparing orders against hospital discharge summaries. This process aims to identify and rectify potential medication irregularities, providing crucial protection for patients.

Moreover, our commitment extends beyond nursing homes. Neil Medical Group collaborates closely with various healthcare facilities to ensure safe medication administration practices. Through onsite observations and personalized recommendations, we empower facility staff with the knowledge and resources necessary to minimize the risk of errors.

Central to our approach is the involvement of highly experienced, board-certified geriatric pharmacists who regularly visit facilities to monitor drug therapy regimens. Beyond regimen reviews, our pharmacists offer invaluable consultation and support to facility staff and medical providers, fostering a collaborative environment conducive to medication safety.

Additionally, Neil Medical Group provides comprehensive training sessions, both in-person and virtual, to keep facility team members informed of evolving best practices, new drugs, and regulatory standards. By investing in ongoing education and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, we uphold the highest standards of medication safety across all care settings.

As we commemorate National Patient Safety Week, Neil Medical Group reaffirms its dedication to safeguarding patients through rigorous medication management and invite healthcare professionals to join us at the NMG Educational Summit in June, where facility administrators and nurses can earn 6 continuing educational credit hours. Stay tuned for more information and to register. 

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