PathWell Home Health Care Medication
Management Protocol

PathWell's In Home Health Care Adheres to Medication Management Protocols to Help
Minimize the Impact of the Patient’s Condition

PathWell Home Health Pneumonia Goals of Care

  • Improve patient compliance with taking of medication as prescribed
  • Decrease potential Adverse Drug Effects by routinely performing medication reconciliation
  • Keeping list of prescribed medications up to date, both prescribed medication and over-the-counter (OTC) medications (including vitamins and supplements)

The patient and caregiver will be instructed on the following medication management:

  • Prescribed medications from hospital, SNF, or other facility
  • Keeping an up-to-date medication list.
  • Speaking up if they feel a mistake has been made
  • Informing agency staff when a change has been made to prescribed medications

Staff are instructed on the following medication management protocols:

  • Obtaining best possible medication history (BPMH) on start of care
  • Verifying medications from multiple sources when possible
  • Performing medication reconciliation at every visit, regardless of discipline.
  • Communicating with the treating nurse if a change has been made to a patient’s medication
  • Reporting medication errors promptly
  • Tracking potential drug interactions, and when needed, coordinating with the patient’s physician to correct them
  • Present to patient with community options to promote compliance

Key Assessment Points for medication management for Patients:

  • Review of medication list from recent facility reviewed with patient on SOC
  • Ongoing medication reconciliation on every visit
  • Coordination of prescribed medication with patient’s physicians.