Education DIMENSIONInnovative Solutions Pharmacy and Nursing Collaboration on a High-risk Medication ProjectMartin, Mary PharmD; Hurst, Susan MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRNAuthor Information Mary Martin, PharmD, Pharmacy Services, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. Susan Hurst, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, Critical Care Services, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Staff Nurse, Transplant, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ. Ms. Hurst is a reviewer for DCCN. Address correspondence and reprint requests to: Susan Hurst, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, 2206 N. 14th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006 ([email protected]). Editor's Note: Nurses are encouraged to write about any policies, treatments, guidelines, and/or protocols they have successfully implemented for their units and wish to share with other nurses. For more information, please contact the editor at [email protected]. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: January 2006 - Volume 25 - Issue 1 - p 29-32 Buy AbstractIn Brief Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is a 650-bed tertiary care facility in the Southwestern United States. The pharmacy and nursing departments collaborated on a multifocal project to address the educational and operational needs of the facility regarding the new JCAHO Medication Management Review Standards for high-risk and high-alert medications. The project encompassed policy creation, nursing education, identification and evaluation of HRHA medications, and facility-wide distribution of information related to high-risk and high-alert medications. This article presents one hospital's experience when the pharmacy and nursing departments collaborated on policies and procedures concerning high-risk, high-alert medications. © 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.