Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices - General Questions
1. Question: With the Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals, does "for Hospitals" mean that the practices apply to inpatients only? For example, does the Best Practice for vinCRIStine apply to outpatient oncology clinics too?
Answer: Overall, the Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices may appear to focus on inpatient services, but most of the Best Practices also extend to all patient care settings associated with a hospital, including outpatient clinics. For example, the Best Practice #1 related to vinCRIStine should be implemented in whatever patient care setting this treatment is provided.