Igromania: Crossroads pharmacy offers modern patient care services: medication services and immunizations
It is the responsibility of pharmacists to ensure that medication is administered in a manner that does not put patients in danger, as pharmacy is the branch of medicine that bridges the gap between the biological and the chemical sciences. The scope of Crossroads pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications on the orders of physicians, and it also includes more modern services related to patient care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information.
Together with the patient’s attending physician, our nursing staff monitors each patient’s response to treatment and ensures that symptoms are being effectively managed. In the event that a patient’s condition worsens, the nurse is instructed to immediately notify the attending physician. Because of this, the care team for the patient is able to make timely adjustments to the patient’s medication or to the orders given by the doctor. Improper use of medications can cause: negative symptoms and side effects, confusion, memory loss, increased risk for falls, readmissions to the hospital or nursing home. Medication management services include: assistance in developing a medication schedule, review of medication regimen, create a complete list of the patient’s prescribed and over-the-counter medicines, educate patient and/or caregiver on proper dosage, frequency, and side effects, evaluate response to medications and effectiveness, communicate with patient’s doctor for optimum outcome.
Immunization is a global health and development success story, saving millions of lives every year. Vaccines lower the likelihood of contracting a disease by bolstering the immune system in conjunction with the body’s own natural defenses. When you get a vaccine, your immune system responds. Immunization is an essential part of primary health care, and it is also an inalienable right of every person. It’s also one of the best health investments money can buy. Vaccines are also extremely important when it comes to preventing and containing outbreaks of infectious diseases. They underpin global health security and will be a vital tool in the battle against antimicrobial resistance.
In light of the recent pandemic, we strongly recommend getting vaccinated because it is a risk-free and highly efficient way to fight the disease and alleviate its symptoms. If you have any questions regarding vaccines, we encourage you to get in touch with us at Crossroads Pharmacy, where our knowledgeable staff will be happy to respond to each and every one of your inquiries.