PharmScript Offers Tips for Effective Medication Regimen Review for Short-Term Residents

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Leading long-term care pharmacy PharmScript offers 5 tips on how to implement a MRR policy for short stay residents.

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PharmScript helps long-term care communities implement effective MRR policies for short stay residents.

Many long-term care facilities struggle with putting a medication regimen review policy in place for short-term residents, according to Saul Greenberger, founder of PharmScript, a leading long-term care pharmacy headquartered in New Jersey.

“Implementing MRR policies for short-term residents can be difficult and frustrating, and the process often falls short of expectations and acceptable practices,” Greenberger said.

To assist long-term care communities in implementing effective MRR policies for short stay residents and in the efficient communication of findings and recommendations,
PharmScript offers 5 tips on smart MRR policy implementation for short stay residents.

1.    New Admissions Info
The Consultant Pharmacist should make arrangements with the facility to routinely access the information for newly admitted residents. The residents reviewed should be all those admitted with an intended length of stay of less than 30 days and/or all newly admitted residents, in accordance with the instructions of the facility.

2.    Medication Lists
The Consultant Pharmacist should make arrangements with the facility and/or Pharmacy Vendor to access the current medication list. Access to the current medication list permits the facility or Pharmacy Vendor to seamlessly keep track of changes made at any time, allowing for a much more efficient transfer of information.

3.    Providing Accurate and Complete Contact Info
The Director of Nursing/Designee(s) should provide complete and accurate email addresses to Consultant Pharmacists. This enables proper communication of all MRR findings and recommendations.

4.    Proper Review and Findings
The Consultant Pharmacists can now perform the Medication Regimen Review. Once reviewed, the Consultant Pharmacist should communicate all findings via email to the facility DNS or designee(s).

5.    Providing Physicians with MRR Findings
The Director of Nursing/Designee(s) must ensure that the Medication Regimen Review findings and recommendations are provided to the attending physicians for follow-up and actions, where necessary.

About PharmScript:
The unique principles upon which PharmScript was founded were based on years of invaluable experience in the long-term care industry. Comprised of a reputable and experienced management team, PharmScript is geared toward providing the ultimate pharmacy experience utilizing cutting-edge technology, impeccable customer service, and assisting facilities in saving on pharmacy costs. Pharmscript currently services New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Florida and Texas.

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