Consulting Services & Survey Support

Good Day Pharmacy’s staff of highly trained consultant pharmacists is committed to enhancing pharmaceutical therapies for skilled nursing and assisted living residents to improve their quality of life, outcomes, and to reduce costs.

Our clinical pharmacists carefully examine each resident’s medications to ensure optimal drug therapy through the discontinuation of unnecessary or inappropriate medications, make recommendations for wellness opportunities and under-treatment issues, identify and prevent drug interactions, and recognize adverse drug events. Interventions by our pharmacist can extend quality of life by helping your residents age in place. Our team screens medication regimens for their potential to cause, aggravate, or contribute to common geriatric problems that are the focus of quality indicators and quality measures. All findings are provided to facility administration in a detailed report.

Medication Regimen Review

Medication regimen is reviewed for:

  • Drug interactions
  • Side effects (reducing confusion, falls, and other common geriatric problems)
  • Appropriate use & under treatment
  • Medication outcomes
  • Pain control
  • Laboratory reviews
  • Audit of transcription or new medication

Medication Administration Record

Good Day Consultant Pharmacist will evaluate:

  • Transcriptions for accuracy and freedom of general errors
  • Accuracy of times of administration
  • Interactions with other medications that are given at the same time
  • Accuracy and completeness of charting procedures
  • Accuracy of PRN use of medications with proper documentation
  • Accuracy of documentation for discontinued or short term medications
  • Procedures for physician notification of refused or unavailable medication

Medication Storage Area Inspection

Each area is inspected to ensure that:

  • Medications are not expired
  • Proper labeling and storage
  • A narcotic count procedure is completed
  • Audits are documented and completed on PRN and psychotropic medication

Medication Pass Observation

This is a report provided with each QMAP’s evaluation.
A detailed report monitoring QMAP med passes will include:

  • The overall review
  • Identification of QMAP errors along with corrections
  • Review of what to do in common situations

Regulatory Compliance

Providing assistance in a variety of areas, including:

  • Identification of medication issues and trends
  • Pre-survey chart reviews and audits
  • Survey preparation and support; participation on-site during survey
  • Development and execution of pre and post-survey action plans

Staff Education

Can be customized covering a range of topics, including:

  • New medications
  • Med pass- What every QMAP should know about med passing and more
  • Fall risk with certain medications
  • Balance and medications
  • Herbs and supplements
  • Charting and ordering
  • Pain management for the elderly

Services provided are billed at an hourly rate. For more information and to arrange for an on-site visit, contact our Consultant Pharmacist, Nancy Lamb, at 970.222.8380. We look forward to working with you!

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