Discharge Time Out: An Innovative Nurse-Driven Protocol for Medication Reconciliation.

  • Ruggiero J
  • Smith J
  • Copeland J
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Abstract

An innovative method for discharge medication reconciliation was developed by nurses to ensure safe transition of care and improved patient outcomes. The discharge time-out process has empowered nurses to take a more active role in discharging their patients, and has fostered a more collaborative relationship between nurses and physicians.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Continuity of Patient Care
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Humans
  • Medication Errors
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Nurse's Role
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Patient Discharge
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Pharmacy Service, Hospital
  • Time Factors
  • prevention & control
  • standards
  • statistics & numerical data

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Authors

  • Joanne Ruggiero

  • Joan Smith

  • Jacqueline Copeland

  • Bruce Boxer

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