November 2nd, 2020 11:00AM AEST
We all want the best possible health outcomes for our patients. For many seniors, the ability to remain independent and at home means being able to manage complex medication regimes. While a Dose Administration Aid (DAA) offers this initial guidance, some patients may require further support.
Here are 4 supportive Webstercare tools, that can help promote positive medication regimes in the home and community:
As a pharmacist, there is zero tolerance for error when preparing patient medications. We understand the attention and care involved in packing and checking each Webster-pak® medication pack. Which is why it’s so important that your patients take their medications just as you’ve prepared. This means without spills.
A seemingly simple task, such as removing medications from a blister pack, can be challenging for those suffering from poor eyesight, arthritis, or poor dexterity.
The Pil-Bob® device is designed to make removing pills from a Webster-pak a safe and easy process. Collecting medication becomes simplified when using the Pil-Bob. When the foil is pierced with the device’s serrated tip, medications drop directly into the cup.
The fridge is one of the most frequented places in the home – even more so in the midst of a pandemic. For those customers struggling to remember to take their medications a specially designed Webster-pak Fridge Magnet can be used to hang, and keep medications visually prominent at all times.
In times of emergency, having access to a patient’s list of current medications can be crucial. For a patient to be treated in the most efficient and accurate manner, these details will be known to the relevant health professional.
The PocketProfile Medicines List is small enough to be kept in a wallet. It can easily be printed via your Webstercare MMS software. MMS can also prompt updated reprints when a change is made to your patient’s profile – a service valued by the customer.
When I took the PocketProfile into Emergency, the registered nurse loved it because it included the generic name.-Ian Pavey, Community Patient NSW
Customers like practical solutions when it comes to supporting their medication regime. The Clamshell-pak Day Out offers a secure, compact and hygienic solution for housing medications when on-the-go.
For any DAA, simplicity is key. The colour-coded storage compartments for breakfast, lunch, dinner and bedtime help to easily identify dosage times.
Patients can simply transfer required medications into the day out pack, leaving remaining medications in their Webster-pak.
Medication management doesn’t have to be tricky. A little bit of extra support, and fully utilising the tools available, can make all the difference to a customer’s health and satisfaction.
For further details, or to place an order for any of these supportive tools, contact us on 1800 244 358.