Adverse Drug Events (ADE) Monitoring and Prevention
Each year in the United States, adverse drug events (ADEs) – harm resulting from medication use – cause more than one million visits to hospital emergency departments. Mountain-Pacific’s goal is to reduce ADE rates and increase medication safety. Because ADEs cover an overwhelming number of medications and diseases, we will initially focus on three classes of medications: diabetic agents, anticoagulants and opioids.
Our goal is to reduce ADEs due to anticoagulants, diabetes drugs and opioids by providing health care practitioners with tools and resources. Together, we can help prevent ADEs and reduce medication-related patient harm, which could decrease emergency department visits, observation stays, hospital admissions or readmissions.
- Education for providers on strategies to reduce and prevent ADEs with specific focus on anticoagulant, diabetic, and opioid medications
- Development of evidence based tools with subsequent training
- Resources to track and reduce ADEs
- Patient education on ADEs
- Education for providers on medication therapy management, medication reconciliation and strategies for better patient care
- An opportunity to participate in a multidisciplinary advisory team on care transitions and ADE prevention
- Opportunities to network with and learn from other experts in your state and the country working on ADE prevention
- Learning and Action Network (LAN) activities that promote and spread best practices in ADE prevention
Prescription drug take back locations