This session looks at recent changes to the State Operations Manual (SOM) for nursing facilities and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) report on preventing medication errors; there is no better time for consultant pharmacists and medical directors to collaborate. Thought leaders will examine the opportunities to provide leadership and promote inter-professional cooperation in medication safety efforts.
Identify best practices for collaboration
Initiate a collaborative model
Recognize the work style preferences of each party (ie. Know if MD works directly)
Encourage and support attendings work with the consultant pharmacist.
Detect barriers that might exist to a collaborative relationship
MD, HMDC, CMDR,
Chief Medical Officer,
Hospice of Washington County