PRMC Pharmacy Offers Medication Advice in March/Patient Safety Month
One of the core values of Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) embraced and practiced daily across the continuum of care is safety, and in particular patient safety. PRMC is pleased to join the nation’s 5,000 hospitals in celebrating National Patient Safety Week from March 3-9, 2013. This year’s theme is “Patient Safety 7/365: 7 Days of Recognition, 365 Days of Commitment to Safe Care.”
Each Tuesday during the month of March (March 5, 12, 19 and 26), members of the PRMC Pharmacy Team will be available to answer general pharmaceutical questions for patients, families and visitors in the lobby of the Hanna Outpatient Center from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. In addition, they’ll offer valuable advice on medication safety, medication reconciliation, why it’s extremely important for patients to keep an updated and comprehensive list of the medications being taken and a template for doing so.
During National Patient Safety Awareness Week, PRMC will be actively involved in a series of events to reinforce the importance of safety including proper hand washing and hand hygiene practices, speaking up when concerned, and educating patients on taking the lead role as an advocate in their own care.