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Tools for Systematic Medication Safety in Assisted Living

Older adults often take multiple medications daily, including prescription drugs and over-the-counter supplements. This can pose a serious challenge to medication technicians and caregivers who help residents take their medications in community-based care settings.

The key to creating a system that helps prevent avoidable adverse drug events is to incorporate three domains of medication safety: communication, monitoring and safe administration. The following resources support each of these domains, beginning with quality improvement tools to provide a foundation for your system of medication safety.

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General resources

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