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This program will cover CAH interpretive guidelines on drugs and biologicals, pharmacy, and dietary policies. In order to prevent medication errors, CMS requires pharmacists to develop, supervise, and coordinate all pharmacy activities. CMS also requires hospitals to monitor outdated drugs to ensure they are not available for patients. Do you know your medication policies and procedures?
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|• Emergency preparedness plan||• LSC||• Physical environment|
|• Staffing||• Trash disposal||• Board section|
|• Patient admissions||• Medical management||• Transferring patients|
|• Physician responsibilities||• Patient care policies||• And more|
|• Dispensing drugs||• Pharmacist responsibilities||• Inspections|
|• Outdated drugs||• Surveys||• Monitoring medication therapy|
|• Storing drugs||• Emergency medicine kits||• USP 797 regulation|
|• Medication errors||• Anesthesia carts||• Nursing med carts|
|• Policies & procedures||• Medication alerts||• Near-miss/good catch|
|• Non-punitive policies||• Sound alike/look alike drugs||• There's more!|
Dietary & Nutrition Services:
|• Dietary policies||• C & P to order diet||• Qualified dietician|
|• Patient needs & assessments||• Dietary support staff||• And more!|
CAH Regulations & Interpretive Guidelines:
|• Pharmacy director qualifications||• Policies & procedures to monitor carts|
|• Proper environmental conditions||• Equipment, supplies & medication|
|• Drug Quality and Security Act||• Blue box advisories|
|• Direct services||• Nursing services||• Medication security|
|• Labeling||• Adverse event||• And so much more!|