UPDATE: This meeting has been canceled due to inclement weather.
Our Partnership for Health Literacy Meeting will be Friday, February 20th at 1:30 p.m. Eric Crumbaugh, Pharm.D., APA Director of Clinical Programs will be speaking on the simplifying of medicine instructions and medication adherence. Explicit, standardized instructions that improve patients’ understanding, and possibly reduce errors while improving adherence, are now available from the AHRQ Pharmacy Health Literacy Center. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/pharmhealthlit/index.html These tested instructions for pills follow the Universal Medication Schedule (UMS), which simplifies complex medicine regimens by using standard time periods for administration (morning, noon, evening, and bedtime). The instructions have also been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
To access the instructions in all six languages, go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/pharmhealthlit/prescriptionmed-instr.html.
To learn about other tools and resources available from the AHRQ’s Pharmacy Health Literacy Center, go to: http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/quality-patient-safety/pharmhealthlit/index.html.
The meeting will be at the AR Department of Health Room #2508. Video teleconferencing will be available, so please let me know if you need help with arrangements at [email protected]. See below at our calendar for upcoming events.