Providing Preferred-Language Medication Instructions in a Pediatric Primary Care Practice
Caregivers with a non-English language preference may have difficulty understanding a child’s medication instructions provided in English, leading to medication errors. This project aimed to increase the use of written preferred-language medication instructions for patients in an academic primary care pediatric practice. Physicians in the practice were trained and supported in using an existing tool integrated with the electronic medical record to generate preferred-language medication instructions. Although the target of provision of preferred-language instructions to 33% of eligible patients was not met in most weeks, there was some uptake in the primary care practice and secondary spread to other contexts. Interest in preferred-language medication instructions was strong among physicians and caregivers, and improvements in usability and capture of language preferences are expected to drive continued usage.
Recommended CitationRenwick, MD, Amy, "Providing Preferred-Language Medication Instructions in a Pediatric Primary Care Practice" (2022). Master of Science in Healthcare Quality and Safety Capstone Presentations. Presentation 76.