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Implementation Of A Personal Medication Record Program In An Independent Living Facility | 7111
ISSN: 2161-1459

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology
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Implementation of a personal medication record program in an independent living facility

International Conference and Exhibition on Pharmacovigilance & Clinical Trials

Samuel Marshal

AcceptedAbstracts: Clin Exp Pharmacol

DOI: 10.4172/2161-1459.S1.005

Abstract
Objective: 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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