As of March this year Boots Pharmacy have stopped providing medication in blister packs to care homes. We believe Lockabox is providing a quick and easy solution to help assist with these changes.
Can Lockabox be an effective storage solution for locking away and administering medicines in the care environment following the changes to the monitored dosage system?
The daily administration of medicines plays a large part in care home culture which means a robust medicines policy needs to be regularly maintained and reviewed, most importantly, the safeguarding of residents is paramount. As a care home provider you will aim to base your policy based on the current legislation and/or the best available evidence, following the guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Boots a leading pharmacy chain have returned to supplying medicines in there original packaging as standard practice, eradicating the current monitored dosage system this undoubtedly will cause some concern amongst many businesses in the health and care sectors.
How does Lockabox assist with medicine storage, administration & management?
Secure storage with only authorised care home staff having access too
Lockabox offers a simple 3 digit combination lock which adds a level of accountability and control. The divisibility of our product means it can be used in the fridge for temperature sensitive medicine or prescription creams, placed in a locked drawer in a residents room, or in a communal care area where you may need to differentiate each residents medication.
Receiving, storing and disposing of medicines
Lockabox is a quick accessible solution for quickly locking away medication, when medication reaches the care home Lockabox allows each resident to have an individual box for their specific medicine storage. Lockabox can be stacked in a modular system, where it could help with dispensing the patients packs. Our unique transparent range allows the user to view the contents of the box without having to open the lock, reduces anxiety, concern and the medicine can be easily identified.
Keeping residents safe
Lockabox offers a hygienic and compact solution which allows the residents medication to be kept locked away in their room, whether this is discreetly in a draw, cupboard or in a designated “safe place” chosen together by the carer or resident.
Helping residents to look after and take their medicines themselves (Self administration)
A viable solution to encourage & support patients administering their own medication, whilst securing the medicines away too. A designated box to provide a clear space and understanding between the relationship of resident and carer. Reduces anxiety, empowers the individual and improves resident experience.
When to administer medicines
Ensuring fewer distractions whilst recording and administering medicines. If Lockabox was used to both store and administer in the residents room, it could be a preventative tool in medical misuse or error. Improving quality one - on - one time with each resident, administering the medicines, creams etc. whilst recording any findings in a quiet calm space.
Lockabox can be moved with the patient when they go between care settings. For example in an emergency, one box could hold not only important patient details but key medication for quickly identifying dosage and records. Lockabox is also a portable medical lock box for the resident, family member or carer if the resident was temporarily away from the care home.
After a series of meetings with care homes and networks in our local area, Lockabox is proving to be the ideal solution in storing medication where needed. A small compact lock box that allows you to allocate and organise individual tablets, prescription creams and other pharmaceuticals. Versatile due to its features, made from high strength shatter resistant polycarbonate, therefore food safe, hygienic and lightweight. Ventilation slots and liquid lip for spillages, it can secure most medicines when and where required.
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