Medicine Management Plan: The ‘living’ document
The LTC Service requires pharmacists to refer frequently to the Medicines Management Plan, updating it as a patient’s circumstances change.
Yet once this document has been loaded in a patient diary it slips away with historical Rxs……
How can it be kept current and easily accessible?
Use the COPY function
Example: To review the medicines management plan every time an LTC patient gets a new set of Rx’s, copy it, so it lines up with the Rxs.
To quickly copy the Medicines Managemant Plan:
Click on the note in the history grid and F2 View Edit,
F5 Copy Note and Yes to prompt.
F12 Accept Details.
If there is a change in the patient’s circumstances, at any time, the medicines management plan can still be copied forward and edited,
to reflect the change and any resulting decisions.
This keeps a good audit trail of when decisions were made, and why, and keeps the plan alive and easily accessible.