$20.00

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Course Overview

Medication reconciliation is a comprehensive review of a patient’s active medications during care transitions. It is a strategy that enables healthcare providers to make better prescribing decisions for patients. The Joint Commission (TJC) added medication reconciliation to the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) over a decade ago with the intent to improve medication safety across the continuum of care. The addition of medication reconciliation as an NPSG created an awareness of the benefits of the reconciliation and formalized the process to bridge the gap between a patient’s medication history and acute treatments. This course provides information about the medication reconciliation process and requirements, as well as the importance of medication reconciliation in improving patient safety. The goal of this course is to inform providers, nurses, and pharmacists with knowledge about medication reconciliation.

About the Course Author

Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN worked as a critical care nurse in an Intensive Care Unit of a community hospital and that experience provided significant training in caring for older adults. Her experience and knowledge led her to nursing education where she taught at a community college as she received her Master's in Nurse Education at Western Carolina University. As a nursing instructor, she spent time in many types of care settings including medical-surgical inpatient and community living centers. Her passion for education and training has most recently led her to a position as Subject Matter Expert and Content Writer for Relias. She is currently developing her medical writing skills through the University of California San Diego's medical writing program. Elizabeth Kellerman, MSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (14 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    0.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification

    0.50HOURS

    This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide 0.5 hours of continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

    0.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Relias LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Medicine

    0.50HOURS

    Florida Board of Medicine (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    0.50HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-027-H05-P
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    0.50HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 0.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Ohio State Medical Board

    0.50HOURS

    State Medical Board of Ohio (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners

    0.50HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure

    0.50HOURS

    Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure (CEBroker Provider #: 50-290)
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    0.50HOURS

    This module is approved for 0.5 contact hours by Florida Board of Pharmacy


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-MRADE
  • Hours:

    0.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-06-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-04-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Define the healthcare provider’s role in providing both medication history and medication reconciliation services to patients.; Identify two important components of medication reconciliation.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Medication Reconciliation
    A Source of Potential Harm
    The What and How
    The Who
    The Barriers
    The Transition Home
    The Take-Home
    Section 3: Clinical Vignette
    Section 3: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributor
    References
    Congratulations!
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Pharmacists; Physicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.