To describe the process of implementing a "Vial of Life" [Lifesaving Information for Emergencies] program in an
independent living facility. Setting: An independent living facility in the Richmond, Virginia, area.Practice Description: The
average age of the residents is 79.75 years, with 75% of the population being female. The facility offers social, cultural, and
recreational activities, health and wellness programs, a salon, and outdoor activities.Practice Innovation: Implementing the Vial
of Life Project into an independent living facility.Main Outcome Measurements: The number of patients who have participated
in the Vial of Life Project; the implementation experience and student exposure to the implementation process.Results: There
were 12 residents out of 83 total who elected to receive the service from a pharmacist. This resulted in a 18.45% participation
rate. In addition, the faculty and students were exposed to the program and its implementation in an independent living facility.
Conclusion: The Vial of Life Project has allowed for increase in access to the pharmacist for education and medication reviews.
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