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Medication Safety

An essential part of patient care

The patient's role

Medications can help you be healthy. They also cause problems if they aren't taken correctly, or if they interact with other medications, supplements or foods.

Take all prescription medications according to your doctor's instructions.
Share with us a complete and accurate list of any medications you take – prescription or over the counter. Keep this list updated in your myBayCare profile. Provide this list to every provider you see, at every office visit.

If you are prescribed new medication, make sure you understand your provider’s instructions. Don’t assume that you should continue to take other medications that were previously prescribed.

BayCare Clinic's role

At BayCare Clinic, we continuously evaluate the safety of our medication systems in order to minimize medication errors and promote positive outcomes for our patients.

Health care organizations place the highest priority on preventing medicine-related errors, but they do happen.

BayCare Clinic uses a comprehensive investigative tool to help us identify and determine the root cause of any medication errors. Then we look for system/process changes that can help prevent a recurrence. We also collect best practice information from other organizations as part of our continuous improvement efforts. In so doing, we don't have to experience a medication error in order to learn from it, and we can prevent similar occurrences.

Medication health resources

AHRQ Taking Medicines Resources