SERVICES

MEDICATION PACKAGING

Chemist Connect can provide all types of Dose Administration aids as required by an aged care facility. The two most common systems currently offered by Chemist Connect are:

Blister Packing (such as WebsterPak)

This system is convenient and easy to use and can also allow residents to handle their own medications easily giving them greater independence. Packs are arranged in four columns across for the doses of the day (e.g. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Bedtime) and seven rows down for the days of the week (i.e. Monday to Sunday). Each Multi-Dose pack is also printed with a clear digital coloured photograph of the resident; Resident's name, date of birth, room number, and more. On the reverse there is a print out of all medication names, directions, dosages, and a brief description.

Unit Dose

This system is easy to use and can be used by all staff. The packs are placed in different coloured frames chosen to symbolise the time of the day i.e. pink for breakfast medication, yellow for lunch medications, orange for dinner medications and blue for night medications. Each Unit-Dose pack is also printed with a clear digital coloured photograph of the resident; Resident's name, date of birth, room number, and more. It also comes with the names and images of each packed medication and alerts such as 'Do Not Crush'.

Sachet Packing

  • This is the most advanced of all types of medication packaging as the packing is done by state of the art packing machines that contain canisters calibrated to specific medications.
  • Sachets are packed in the order in which the medications need to be given to the residents starting at the first dose of the week and ending at the last dose for the week. They are simple and safe and medications are sorted into individually labelled sachets with easy to tear packaging.
  • Each pouch is clearly labelled with resident name; Date and day of the week; Dosage time; Medication names, strengths, and quantities; and Tablet descriptions.
  • Sachets for each resident are placed inside the medication trolley to free up space from nurses' station and/or treatment rooms and reduce the time wasted taking medications back and forth from medication trolley to medication room for each medication round.