Premier Rx's dispensing pharmacy team procures, completes data entry, and processes and dispenses the drug product to a facility. The dispensing pharmacy team also provides the initial evaluation of the drug to ensure safety (i.e., drug interactions, allergies, side effects, etc.) and effective dosing.
The HCFA has enacted federal regulations that require long-term care facilities to employ or obtain the service of a licensed pharmacist who provides consultation on all aspects of the provision of pharmacy services at the facility. Premier Rx consultant pharmacists provide essential services to our Premier Rx clients and their residents. One mission of Premier Rx's pharmacy and its consultant pharmacist is to provide pharmaceutical care (i.e., the responsible provision of drug therapy for the purpose of achieving definite outcomes that improve the patient's/resident's quality of life and maintain or improve residents' functional level). This mission has been mandated by the HCFA and OBRA of 1987.
The Premier Rx consultant pharmacist serves as a scientific problem-solver, manager, educator, communicator, drug expert, and professional student. The consultant pharmacist not only serves on Premier Rx's health care team, but is also
considered a member of the facility's health care team. It is the consultant pharmacist's duty and responsibility to help ensure that the drug therapy for each resident meets the stated therapeutic objective(s) and that drugs are monitored to ensure safe use.
Just a small part of what we offer every facility:
- Antibiotic Monitoring
- Pain Management Monitoring
- Psychotropic Monitoring
- Drug Handling and Storage Procedures
- Formulary Development and Compliance
- Interdisciplinary Team Involvement
- Outcomes Management
- Onsite Consulting
- Survey Support
The desired outcome will be the improvement of the resident's/patient's quality of life by:
- Curing a disease
- Elimination or reduction of symptoms
- Prevention of a disease or symptoms
- Arresting or slowing of a disease process without suffering undue adverse drug reactions