Creating a long term care plan for patients can be a challenging task, especially in the face of an emergency. Fortunately, with the help of a trusted pharmacy and long term care provider, such as Atkinson’s Pharmacy, you can not only adhere to local and Florida state laws, but you can develop the care and plan that works best for your patients. In the face of an emergency, Atkinson’s Pharmacy is not only prepared, but ready to help local long term care facilities keep their residents healthy and happy.
When prescribed a new medication, many patients pay attention to the dosage directions but neglect proper storage techniques. The following tips will help you ensure that your medications are kept safe and optimally effective for long-term use.
Without the extra added chemicals or processing, it’s easy to assume the body will react better to a natural product than an artificial one. However, there is a danger in this viewpoint because it doesn’t take into account the actual ingredients that are inside. If you’re hoping to find the best possible medication for your body chemistry, consider the following facts.
When it comes to patient care, safety is a top priority, especially when they are taking multiple medications at home. Even with the diligence and expertise of doctors, pharmacists, and caretakers, there is always the risk that patients will miss taking their medication and caretakers or pharmacists will not know about it early enough.
Most people know that they need to double-check which substances they’re allowed to mix with their medications. From alcohol to OTC drugs like aspirin, it can be dangerous to pair certain ingredients with others. But not everyone realizes they need to be careful about the types of foods they eat when they’re taking certain medications.
A MAR, or Medical Administration Record, is a legal record of drugs administered to a patient by a healthcare professional. Healthcare providers transitioning to an electronic MAR are choosing a better way of providing care for their patients as efficiently as possible.
The anticipated changes for Florida administrative code 58A-5.0185 were published on May 10, 2018, however, some teams are just now finding out. But not to worry, these changes are meant to have a positive impact.
Antibiotic overuse is a classic example of “too much of a good thing.” These medicines protect us against a multitude of bacterial illnesses, expanding human lifespans and allowing us to carry out a range of activities without fear. But when people take too many antibiotics, or take them for the wrong illnesses, they harm their own health while making the drugs less effective for everyone.
Picture “prescription drug problem” and you probably imagine people taking medications they don’t need. But our society also has the opposite problem— many people fail to take medications that they very much need! A staggering 125,000 Americans die each year from failing to take essential medicine, while millions more become seriously ill. It is thus essential that we all take essential medications consistently and make sure our loved ones do as well. But that starts with figuring out why people stop taking medications and what the consequences are of doing so:
Sometimes when it becomes difficult to tend to daily personal care due to aging or disability, people still feel reluctant to seek daily help. This resistance is natural. However, as a long-term care professional, one of the first steps you can take to help ease this discomfort is to explain the services you will provide.