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Slide Presentation of the 2007 Annual Meeting of AHRQ

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Define the role of everyone within EPITOME

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Role of the Nurse/Nursing Unit

  • Give patients a medication education folder upon admission
  • Print Medication Education leaflets with each new medication and give them to the patient
  • Educate every patient on their medications at each medication administration
    • Review the following throughout the hospital admission utilizing the health behavior change model:
      • Medication name and indication
      • How to take it (number of times per day)
      • Any special administration instructions (take with food)
      • Common side effects
  • Document Medication Education every day

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