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ERIC Number: ED509812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Medication Management in Schools: A Systems Approach to Reducing Risk and Strengthening Quality in School Medication Management
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
This paper and the invitational meeting for which it has been prepared make certain assumptions about the challenge of strengthening the quality of medication management in school. The participants believe that recent research on improving the safety and quality of patient care has relevance for health services in school, particularly the safety of medication management practices. They propose to focus on the systems that make it least likely that errors will occur in the management of medications and most likely that the needs of students will be met. They acknowledge that medications may be administered in schools in conditions not anticipated in nurse practice acts or other professional guidance. Their objective is to identify how risk can be minimized and quality of care assured in the administration of medications or provision of therapeutic interventions in a setting that may not be a health care facility. This paper presents the transcripts of two speeches presented at the meeting. These are: (1) "The New, New Morbidities: An Emerging Role for School Health and Medication Management at School" (Howard Bauchner); and (2) "Opportunities to Strengthen Medication Management at School: Tales from Two Cities" (Judith Frederick and Elizabeth Schainker). Individual papers include footnotes and tables. [Funding for this paper was provided by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the US Department of Health and Human Services.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center for Health and Health Care in Schools