Joint Commission launches medication safety campaign

The Joint Commission this week launched a campaign designed to educate and empower patients to be actively involved in their own medication safety. The Speak Up About Your Medications safety campaign stresses how the patient, the patient’s physician, pharmacists and other caregivers should work together to ensure the patient receives the correct medication and is aware of the correct dosage and possible side effects. The campaign provides a list of questions for patients to ask their provider and pharmacist, as well as tips for storing medication safely. The campaign includes an infographic in English and Spanish, an animated video and a distribution guide to help health care organizations give the information to patients. The materials can be reproduced for free if credited to The Joint Commission. (The Joint Commission news release, 6/5/24)