All patients are in a setting where a caregiver is administering or monitoring the drug regimens:
Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Center, Group Homes, Hospice Patients
Caregiver keeps a record of drugs received and administered to the patient
* Typically the exceptions are hospice & stat orders, which are occasionally picked up at the pharmacy door due to urgency of medication administration
When medication is administered by a caregiver, there is increased need for accountability. Maybe the nurses switch shift, how does the next nurse know if a medication was administered? Special packaging is provided by the pharmacy and nurses record on the card and in chart to have a double check on administration records. When multiple patients are being cared for, the special packaging aids the caregiver in knowing how many doses are remaining and if a medication should be reordered.
Like a traditional retail pharmacy which bases the store hours around the needs of their customers, a closed door pharmacy does this as well. The needs of our customer often arise in the middle of the night. Whether due to falls or acute illnesses, hospital visits can get serious fast for this patient demographic . Caregiver facilities and Hospice providers contract with our pharmacies to have 24/7 on call pharmacy services.
Copyright © 2020 R&S Drug - All Rights Reserved.
FLU SHOTS Now Available daily:
COVID-19 (includes Boosters!)
Fridays 9am-1pm & 3pm-5pm
R&S Drug #1 (Main Street Store)
580-255-6292 Option 8
Pfizer (12 yr and up only)
R&S Drug #3 (Highway 81 Store)
580-252-0140 Option 8
Moderna (18 yr & up)