The purpose of this assignment is to help pre-nursing students apply the concept of medication reconciliation to a client scenario. This activity is designed to help the pre-nursing student develop clinical reasoning skills and develop safe medication practices that relate to the process of medication reconciliation. Remember from the lecture that a complete medication reconciliation can save the lives of your future clients.
- Explain the process of medication reconciliation
- Identify best-practices for medication reconciliation
- Apply the concept of medication reconciliation to the client scenario
- Explain how to identify and reconcile medication discrepancies
- Identify who should be involved in the medication reconciliation process
Conduct medication reconciliation by using the client scenario provided on the assignment document (located here: Medication Reconciliation Assignment Spring 2023 AO.docx) and your Davis Drug Guide for Nurses. Be sure to include the following in your final submission:
- Question 1. Explain and describe the five steps of the medication reconciliation process.
- Question 2. Analyze the client scenario for the following:
- Omission(s) (medications that are not continued from the home medication list): List omission(s) and explain why the medication(s) were removed.
- Additions (new medications): List additions and provide a rationale as to why the medications were added.
- Duplications (multiple medications, either the same drug or the same pharmacological classification): List the duplications and explain potential harms that can occur to the client if both medications were taken.
- Question 3. Identify potential risks associated between the client’s medications and the client’s situation, medical history, and allergies.
- Question 4. Identify and describe potential drug-to-drug interactions and prioritize the drug interactions using the ABCs and Maslow’s.
- Question 5. Identify independent nursing actions that should be implemented to address the concerns identified in questions (2-4) and provide a reason for each action.