Bedside medication delivery (Med-to-Bed) involves patients obtaining their discharge medications and education prior to leaving the hospital. It has been found to reduce readmissions and improve patient satisfaction scores. This presentation provided an overview of the importance of Meds-to-Beds programs, how programs are initiated, and success stories for improved patient outcomes and care coordination.
Qualified health professionals (physicians, PAs, NPs), clinical staff (nurses and pharmacists), and non-clinical staff (pharmacy staff and office managers) in clinics, hospitals, FQHCs, rural health clinics, pharmacies, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, consumers and their families, and all community partners who will benefit from a discussion addressing medication safety during transitions of care.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Understand what beside medication delivery is and how it can impact outcomes and quality measures
- Discuss strategies used to implement bedside medication delivery services
- Review examples of success stories on how bedside medication delivery impacts patient care
Oliver Frenzel, PharmD, RPh
Oliver Frenzel graduated from North Dakota State University (NDSU) with a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2003. His pharmacy experience includes 15 years of combined community retail and hospital experience. He is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Health program at NDSU with an expected graduation date of 2020. As a pharmacist, his public health initiatives have included medication therapy management, Medicare drug plan selection for patients, and a bedside medication delivery program (Med-to-Bed). He is currently working with an NDSU-based research team to assess the role of the pharmacist in reducing and preventing opioid misuse through the ONE Rx project.