Take The Medication Reconciliation Quiz Questions!

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Take The Medication Reconciliation Quiz Questions!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Why is medication reconciliation important?
    • A. 

      Medication discrepancies occur most often at transitions in care - admission, transfer and discharge

    • B. 

      Medication discrepancies are common and can cause adverse events

    • C. 

      Approximately 50% of patients will have at least one discrepancy between home meds and meds ordered in hospital

    • D. 

      At least one third of discrepancies have the potential to be clinically important resulting in harm

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    True or False: Medication reconciliation is a safety best practice designed to minimize the potential for adverse events related to medication discrepancies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What are some types of medications that nurses should inquire about? Select ones that apply.
    • A. 

      Vitamins

    • B. 

      Over-the-counter medications

    • C. 

      Herbal products

    • D. 

      Prescription medications

  • 4. 
    There are 3 key steps involved in medication reconciliation. First step is to COLLECT. How can a nurse collect a "Best Possible Medication History" (BPMH)? Select ones that apply.
    • A. 

      Interview the patient and/or caregiver

    • B. 

      List all the medications the patient is taking at home from their original containers and how they are actually taken

    • C. 

      Review at least one other reliable source of information (ex. community pharmacy, MOHLTC database, previous health record in Sunnycare)

    • D. 

      Consult a Pharmacist

  • 5. 
    True or False: Transcribe physician orders as written. You can assume that identified medication discrepancies are intended changes.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    True or False: Intended medication changes are documented and communicated. COMMUNICATE is the last key step of medication reconciliation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Select pieces of information from E-Discharge Summary and Prescription that should be reviewed with patients and their caregiver at discharge.
    • A. 

      Home medications which are to be continued

    • B. 

      Home medications which are changed

    • C. 

      Home medications which are stopped

    • D. 

      New medications to be taken