Medication management refers to checking a patient’s medicines for confirmation of whether they are complying with a medication program. It also ensures that patients are safe from potentially dangerous drug reactions and other complications. Medication management is especially important for patients using large quantities of medicines to manage multiple chronic conditions and diseases. Using multiple medications is particularly common among ageing adults. We understand the needs of our patients. As a result, we are offering not only efficient but also personalised medicines management in Glenrothes Fife.
Medication management involves a number of aspects, all of which are to ensure the appropriate use of medications. Being up-to-date with all the medications a patient is currently taking is a vital part of the process. This may involve writing down the medications in detail, including their dosages, as well as how they are being taken. These lists can then be given to patients to enable them to keep track of the drugs they are on and understand why certain medications are being prescribed.
Monitoring administration in medicines management in Glenrothes Fife
Monitoring medication administration is also an important aspect of medicines management. Usually, a patient has to take medications in specific doses at particular intervals. Incorrect timing of doses or missing doses can hinder their effectiveness, or lead to complications. To avoid this, it’s good to take certain steps:
– Devices that provide reminders when it’s medication time
– Filling pill cases for patients (Blister packs)
– Marking lids for every compartment to show the time for using the contents
Another section of medication management requires checking dangerous drug interactions and ensuring patients adhere to instructions for using the drugs. It includes checking the patients on drugs with known harmful interactions aren’t receiving conflicting medications. It also involves letting customers know whether or not medications should be taken with food. Additionally, pharmacies must make patients aware of possible side effects such as hunger, fatigue, or drowsiness that might interfere with their daily activities.
Medicines management in Glenrothes Fife
You can use a number of systems in medicine management. There are computerised systems at the pharmacy that keep track of medical history to enable timely warnings in case of conflicting medicines in their prescription. Another system involves keeping comprehensive patient records that can be used by healthcare providers when giving out prescriptions. Engaging directly with patients improves compliance with medication plans. This enlightens them on how and when they should take their drugs, and stresses the importance of adhering to their drug regimens. Healthcare providers also play a role in medicines management by confirming that patients are receiving their medications in a timely manner and the doses are correct.
The right medicine for the right patient at the right time
The process of encouraging safe and effective medicines management happens at every level of the medicines journey including:
– Prescribing and dispensing
– Patient use
Role of the pharmacist in medicines management in Glenrothes Fife
Pharmacists’ roles are:
– Ensuring the supply of good quality medicines
– Ensuring adherence to the law during the supply of medicines
– Making sure patients’ prescriptions suit their conditions
– Providing advice and guidance about medicines, how to use them, and what reactions and side effects to expect
– Provide supervision in the supply chain and ensure their premises and systems are in good condition
– Advise other healthcare stakeholders about medicines that are safe and secure for use and supply
– Provide advice and response to symptoms associated with the medicines
– Offer services such as blood pressure measurement, cholesterol management, and smoking cessation to patients
– Offer supervision during the production and preparation of medicines, as well as assess their quality before their supply
We offer prescription delivery services for better medicines management in Glenrothes Fife
Medicine delivery services are especially useful if you have a long-term health condition or disability, need prescriptions regularly or you are taking care of a patient who does.
Collecting prescriptions in person can sometimes be hectic and time-consuming. Therefore, this is where our special delivery services come in handy. You’ll get your medicines wherever you are on a timely basis.
How our prescription delivery service works
The first step involves signing up, where you can give us all your details.
You’ll then have to contact your GP Surgery and order a repeat prescription, letting them know your pharmacy of choice. We will then deliver your prescriptions to wherever you’ll be.
Get in touch with Cadham Pharmacy today or visit us for effective medicines management services, as well as fast and effective delivery services, no matter your medical needs.
This blog post was written on behalf of Cadham Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.