Educate Before You Medicate: A Prescription for Patient Safety
With this theme, NCPIE emphasizes our roots as one of the
country’s original patient safety coalitions dedicated to improving
communication about the safe, appropriate use of medicines.
Are you a health care professional who issues or fills prescriptions?
Remember to Educate Before You Medicate!
Are you a patient or caregiver who has just received a new prescription?
Write your own Prescription for Patient Safety
by asking questions of your physicians, pharmacists, and other health
professionals – have them help you Educate Before You Medicate.
A quick and simple way to write your own Prescription for
Patient Safety is to take a short Pharmacy Care Quiz developed
by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, a founding and
current member of NCPIE’s Board. Click here to take the NACDS
“Rx Healthy” quiz.