5 Tips for Medication Safety in the Home Health Environment

5 Tips for Medication Safety in the Home Health Environment In recognition of National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 8 – 14), the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) and the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE), are pleased to share some tips for healthcare professionals (e.g., home healthcare workers and family caregivers) regarding medication safety in the home environment. Create a “Medication Safety Zone” in your home— a dedicated area where medications are prepared, administered or consumed. To promote safety, your Medication Safety Zone should feature: 1. Adequate Lighting 2. Minimal Distractions and/or Interruptions 3. A Tidy & Organized Workspace 4. Prescription Labels That are Easy to Read & Understand 5. A “System” That Works for the Patient and Promotes Adherence. Do you provide home healthcare services to a friend, family member, or client? You can share some of your challenges or experiences with USP. Click here.
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