Correctional Health Care

Patient Safety Handbook

Medication Management

A Companion to The Correctional Health Care Patient Safety Handbook

  • Addresses many safety issues inherent in managing the pharmacologic treatment of health conditions and diseases in correctional settings.
  • Improves patient safety by applying safety principles to this primary health care process
  • Assesses common weaknesses in each part of the medication management process
  • Suggests best practices based on the evidence

Are Your Medication 

Management Systems Safe?

Medication management is one of the largest and most resource-intensive clinical processes in correctional health care delivery in the United States. 

What will you discover in the Patient Safety Handbook - Medication Management?

  • Medication management in correctional setting
  • Components of the medication delivery process: Prescribing/Ordering, Transcribing/Verifying, Dispensing/Delivery, Administering, and Monitoring/Reporting
  • Medication error, adverse drug event, or adverse drug reactions
  • Corrections - specific medication management patient safety standard
  • Applying the patient safety model to a case study

This book should be required for all health professionals working behind bars. Why? Because correctional health care is too often isolated from mainstream health care. As a result, practices behind bars do not always keep up. In the free-world community, patient safety practices have led to reduced morbidity and mortality. Correctional health professionals can use the same simple techniques toward the same end. Failure to do so can lead to pain and suffering (invisible to the public eye) and/or death.

Robert D. Greifinger, MD
Correctional Health Care Consultant

Assess common weaknesses in the medication management process and suggest best practices based on the evidence.

This book is a must-read for anyone working in the correctional health care setting, but especially for those who have opportunity to create and improve systems of care such as:

  • Health Service Administrators
  • Medical Directors
  • Directors of Nursing
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Operational Leaders

Correctional Health Care

Patient Safety Handbook

Medication Management

  • Addresses many safety issues inherent in managing the pharmacologic treatment of health conditions and diseases in correctional settings.
  • Improves patient safety by applying safety principles to this primary health care process
  • Assesses common weaknesses in each part of the medication management process
  • Suggests best practices based on the evidence

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