MDS Pharmacy LTC consultants are not independent contractors. Our consultants are required to work in-house on dispensing functions on a routinely scheduled basis. As F-Tag requirements necessitate more daily monitoring of residents, this allows us to efficiently coordinate dispensing and consulting functions resulting in quick resolution of facility concerns.
Members of the ASCP
MDS Pharmacy LTC consultants are active members of ASCP (American Society of Consultant Pharmacists), which assures that they stay clinically current concerning new advances in long-term care. Our goal is to ensure regulatory compliance and support your clinical team through programs, participation and references, thus helping to meet today’s challenges of long-term care.
Monthly Full-Chart Audits
We will conduct monthly, full-chart audits including:
•Reviewing for F-Tag compliance
•Monitoring of psychoactive safety and efficacy, gradual dose reductions
•Ensuring appropriate laboratory work has been completed
•Ensuring medications have a diagnosis supporting their use and proper risk to benefit assessment
•Evaluating necessity of all medications (PRN and routine)
•Providing general clinical recommendations in accordance with good pharmacy practice
MDS Pharmacy LTC consultants will provide monthly, printed reports containing recommendations made and facility statistics regarding the average number of medications per resident and psychoactive utilization. These will be summarized and further analyzed for quarterly review.
MDS Pharmacy LTC will provide documented reviews for falls, acute change, short stay or other special requests.
Our pharmacist consultants will attend facility meetings as desired. The consultant is meant to be part of your facility team.
Our consultants will provide thorough medication information to nursing/facility staff and provide other special monitoring when requested.