Medication Reconciliation: Process Overview and Reference Tool

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: CPE-T
  • Credit Amount: 0.75
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jan 8, 2021
  • Expires: Jan 7, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (2 Ratings)


Troy D.  Butler Troy D. Butler, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
Danville, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Pharmacy technician-driven medication reconciliation has been shown to improve medication discrepancy identification and resolution in health systems. However, institutional medication history training for pharmacy technicians can be inconsistent and scarcely available within health systems, creating a barrier for pharmacy technicians to advance their practice. Literature has shown that pharmacy-technician obtained medication histories lead to better high-risk discrepancy identification and fewer medication reconciliation-related errors. Currently, this process is not led by the pharmacy team at every institution. It is our goal to provide a medication reconciliation tool and CE presentation to help pharmacy technicians advance their roles as medication reconciliation techs.

Target Audience

Pharmacy Technicians


Upon completion of this activity participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the need and goals for advanced pharmacy technician medication reconciliation roles;
2. Review the medication reconciliation process and how to conduct a patient interview;
3. Explore the concept of using a medication reconciliation card deck tool to help prepare novice pharmacy technicians to find problem prone discrepancies in a medication history that might lead to medication errors or patient harm.


Joint Accreditation Logo

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral and Epraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ACPE credit

This knowledge-based activity will award 0.75 contact hour (0.075 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers. 

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors, planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


This activity is in collaboration with the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

The activity was supported by Kentucky Society of Health System Pharmacists.