The 2021 version of the OctariusRx medication safety quiz is about to be released. Ongoing education and assessment of staff medication management competency are standards of good practice. Medication competency and your consultant pharmacist are two things that should go hand-in-hand. How are you assessing your staff? Use our tool to help enhance patient safety and at the same time, satisfy the regulatory requirement.
Assessing staff competency is a requirement of the licensing and accrediting organizations such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF) and The Joint Commission (TJC). Most facilities struggle with assessing medication safety but have a simple solution available…their consultant pharmacist.
Your consultant pharmacist should be expert in this area and work with the facility to develop and implement a comprehensive tool to use throughout the year. In addition to our routine visits and guidance, at OctariusRx we offer several annual assessments including one on medication safety. This quiz educates and further develops the knowledge base of staff members who take it. In the end, our goal is not only to assess, but also to educate…and we accomplish regulatory compliance at the same time.
What does the quiz cover and how do you get one?
The quiz focuses on some of the most commonly encountered situations, including patient allergies, labeling of medications and safe injection practices. The goal of education and assessments is to ensure facility staff are well rounded and generally knowledgeable. Our clients will be receiving a comprehensive medication safety quiz during our next visit. As usual, the quiz is continually updated and comes with a complete answer key to make grading easier.
Earlier this year, we discussed Nursing Medication Calculations to help your staff hone their skills and let you assess their abilities. This time, we offer an opportunity to educate and assess on medication management and patient safety. If you are not an OctariusRx client and would like a copy of the quiz, or if you have any questions on proper assessment of medication safety, please reach out to us.
The Consultant Pharmacists at OctariusRx provide guidance on safe medication management, survey readiness and cost savings to ambulatory healthcare facilities/surgery centers, senior care facilities and pharmacies. We also help individual patients optimize their medications to improve their quality of life and save money. Contact us for assistance.