Advanced Pharmaceutical Consultants, Inc. Supports Behavioral Health Facilities with Omnicell's Secure Medication Management Technology
Medication errors are one of the most frequent clinical errors, estimated at around one medicationi error per patient per day. Medication is a primary modality of treatment for many mental disorders,ii creating a significant need for effective medication management in behavioral health facilities to ensure the highest level of patient care. Further, the patient populations in behavioral health settings suffer higher rates of addiction. One in four patients with a serious mental illness also has a substance use disorder, making appropriate opioid stewardship and pain management critical. As states expand the treatment options for these patients in need, the use of automation supports the necessary tracking and reporting of medications, and ensures proper medication dispensing.
By installing the XT cabinets in behavioral health facilities, APC enables efficient automated dispensing and documentation of patient medications. The
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"Psychiatric patients frequently are on a minimum of five psychotherapeutic medications at one time, in addition to other chronic and as-needed medications. All of these medications need to be managed effectively. Therefore, the importance of safe and secure medication management for behavioral health facilities cannot be overstated," said
APC provides contract pharmacy management services and solutions that directly address the problems of today's pharmacy. They are the catalyst for organizations wanting to preserve pharmacy budgets, improve efficiency, and decrease administrative problems while at the same time enhancing patient care. APC achieves this through innovation and entrepreneurial thought. They have over 25 years of experience in delivering the widest variety of creative, cost-effective pharmaceutical solutions to all types of facilities—psychiatric, drug rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient services, indigent populations, juvenile justice, state funded programs, and narcotic treatment programs. In addition, they offer a wide array of consulting services. To learn more, visit www.apcpharm.com.
Supporting the highest level of patient safety is essential to excellent patient care. As a leader in medication and supply dispensing automation, central pharmacy automation, IV robotics, analytics software, and medication adherence and packaging systems,
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ii Rubio-Valera M, et al. New Roles for Pharmacists in Community Mental Health Care: A Narrative Review.
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