Select Pharmacy offers invaluable hospice pharmacy services for hospices in Los Angeles, CA. These services include hospice comfort kits, formulary design and management, cost management, custom reporting, special packaging, infusion therapy, and enteral therapy.
Hospice Comfort Kits
Select Pharmacy provides hospice comfort kits for patients to keep at home in case of a medical crisis or emergency. Each kit is custom-made to include a patient’s prescribed set of medications and is designed to help a patient’s care team treat symptoms as quickly and effectively as possible.
A typical hospice comfort kit includes basic medications for pain, anxiety, nausea, insomnia, and breathing problems. Patients may receive the following medications in their kit:
- Morphine liquid – to treat pain and shortness of breath
- Ativan (Lorazepam) – to treat anxiety, nausea, or insomnia
- Atropine drops – to treat death rattle, or wet respirations
- Levsin – to treat wet respirations
- Haldol (Haloperidol) – to treat agitation and terminal restlessness
- Compazine (Prochlorperazine) – to treat nausea and vomiting
- Phenergan (Promethazine) – to treat nausea and vomiting
- Dulcolax suppositories (Bisacodyl) – to treat constipation
- Senna – to treat constipation
- Fleet enema
Formulary Design and Management
Each patient has a unique condition that requires highly precise and accurate medication to effectively treat symptoms and provide relief. Select Pharmacy’s team of clinical pharmacists work with a hospice to ensure each patient receives the right medication, at the right dose, and at the right time.
Each patient’s medication record is carefully reviewed by a team of experienced pharmacists who then offer insight on optimizing therapy, monitor drug-to-drug interactions, and work to avoid contraindications.
Terminally-ill patients are often prescribed a plethora of medications that may counteract one another. A trained pharmacist at Select Pharmacy will carefully review all prescriptions and dosing instructions and a patient’s medical history to create a customized list of medications that will avoid harm and offer maximum benefit.
As part of its hospice pharmacy services, Select Pharmacy offers competitive and transparent pricing to allow hospices to allocate resources towards patient care, rather than complex pharmaceutical services. This transparency is evidenced by the custom reports available to all Select Pharmacy customers.
Through Select Pharmacy’s online portal, hospices can check medication availability and pricing with just a few clicks. Hospices are also able to collaborate with Select Pharmacy in creating protocols that will send automated notifications if medications exceed a set dollar amount.
Select Pharmacy also offers weekly spending reports to let hospices see exactly how much they are spending and on which medications. Customers can access patient records and the following reports:
- Antibiotic Reports
- NDC Reports
- Psychotropic Reports
- Antipsychotic Reports
- Medication Adherence Record (MAR)
Select Pharmacy offers bubble-packed medication cards, pre-filled syringes, and other specialty packaging at no additional charge. This helps reduce the risk of impropery dispensing medication and lets nurses focus their time on patient care.
Infusion Therapy and Enteral Therapy
Select Pharmacy offers the following IV therapy and supplies:
- Pain Management
- Morphine, Hydromorphone, Fentanyl, Methadone, Ketamine, Midazolam PCA
- Ceftriaxone, Gentamicin, Vancomycin, Ertapenem, Piperacillin/Tazobactam IVPB
- D5W, 0.9% Normal Saline, Lactated Ringer’s, D5 ½ NS with KCL
- CliniMix, Kabiven
For patients who require enteral therapy, hospice providers can order nutritional supplements such as Glucerna, Jevity, and Fibersource. Select Pharmacy is proud to offer this hospice pharmacy service to all customers.