The pharmacy I work at is literally a gold mine for MedsChecks because 90% of the patients are above the age of 65. Although the pharmacy has many eligible patients, I am often limited by time due to high script counts and staff shortage. The end result is an on-the-spot MedsCheck that is approximately 5 minutes long. To some this may appear as low quality MedsChecks, but to me, I feel I do a good job because this patient population is usually stabilized on the same medications for years, which does not warrant too much of the pharmacist’s time. What is time consuming however, is counselling a new drug because these elderly patients suffer from dementias and hearing problems. But for MedsChecks, its often just a quick review of the medications they have been on for years.
- MedsChecks in a busy chain pharmacy
- The life of a pharmacist after the ‘Living MedsCheck’ experience as a Student….
- A year and a half later …
- Yr 1: A Pharmacist’s perspective on Living MedsCheck & other services
- Wk 12 – review of my life in MedsCheck – part II & III
- Wk 11 – Review of my life in MedsCheck – part I
- The future of the MedsCheck service
- 45 minutes to do a MedsCheck
- Time it took to complete one MedsCheck
- Wk10: The value of a (MedsCheck) FOLLOW-UP