What is a Medicines Management System?
Medicines Management System (MMS), involve the use of special packaging into which the Pharmacist repack pill medicines. There are a number of systems available including Manrex, Venalink, and Nomad. In most western countries MMS is the preferred medicine delivery system for the long-term care market. Significant and proven levels of time saving, added safety, and improved accountability, over loose medicines, have been achieved by MMS. The Abbey Pouch MMS has taken these vital benefits to even higher levels with an increase in time saving alone, over Manrex, of between 25-35%! In Holland >250,000 patients and in Sweden >300,000 long-term patients daily receive their medicines packaged with Abbey Pouch similar technology.
What is the Abbey Pouch Medication System?
The Abbey Pouch medication system is a multi dose medication system prepared by a professional, experienced and dedicated Pharmacy team. The Abbey Pouch system replaces the traditional method of drugs administration. Drugs are supplied for a period of up to 28 days, ready to administer to each individual patient, supplemented with daily deliveries if required.
How does it work?
Medication for each individual patient/resident is prepared in our Pharmacy and delivered to your nursing home ready to administer. Drugs are arranged according to the time of day at which they are to be administered - thus eliminating the need to spend valuable time preparing medication for each drugs round. The Abbey pouch is placed in a dispenser with the patients/residents name, photo and supporting administration paper work. These dispensers are stored in "a state of the art" medicines trolley. Detailed, patient specific, drug administration charts are also supplied. The ABBEY POUCH system makes medication administration safe, easy, accountable andefficient. It saves valuable nurses time, thus enabling more precious time to be spent on other nursing duties. Our trained Pharmacists and technicians will provide, and support you, 70 hours per week, 7 DAYS, with the finest medication system in R.O.I. and U.K.
Abbey Healthcare offers a total package "one stop pharmacy"supplying medicines, dressings, feeds, sundries, toiletries and general cosmetics. We work "hand in hand" with your staff, General Practitioners, and Consultants through training and support for you to achieve maximum benefits from our System. We can also supply detailed costing per patient, drug usage and dispensing formulae comparisons.