New Medication Record Forms — in English and Spanish

The Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics, a national center for improving medication safety,* has new medication record forms available in English and Spanish. These forms can be printed and filled in by hand, or completed online and downloaded as a PDF to store on personal computers. Consumers are urged to use medication record forms to keep an up-to-date record of all the medicines and dietary supplements they take and show it to their doctor or pharmacist at each visit. This record is an important tool in routine health care, and provides vital information in emergencies. The AZ CERT has also produced a 30- second public service ad featuring Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th US Surgeon General, encouraging people to keep track of their medicines using personal medication forms. (* Funded by the US HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)