OHCA CareNotes: “Bridging the Communication Gap between Nurses and Pharmacists”

Terri Fagan, pharmacist and director of clinical services for Consonus Pharmacy, and Melissa Robinett, nurse consultant supervisor for Consonus Pharmacy, are guest writers for OHCA CareNotes.

Current research indicates that ineffective communication among health care professionals is one of the leading causes of medical errors and patient harm, and there is a plethora of information to support this. A Google search of “communication failure in healthcare” shows over 17 million hits. Here, you can learn more about some of the communication gaps between pharmacists and nurses and gain insights into a few of the best opportunities for improvement.

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