Medication management refers to the process of managing and monitoring medication used to ensure its accuracy, safety, and effectiveness. Medication management includes accurately recording a patient's medication information, standardizing the medication process, providing necessary medication guidance and supervision, and timely tracking medication use to adjust treatment plans.
Medication management is essential, especially for the elderly, patients with chronic diseases, and patients with multiple diseases, and its necessities and benefits are as follows:
Avoiding drug duplication or abuse: When using multiple drugs, it is easy to duplicate or abuse drugs. Medication management can help patients understand the drugs they use, monitor medication use, and avoid drug duplication or abuse.
Improving medication compliance: Medication management can improve patient compliance with medication treatment, ensuring that patients take medication on time and in the correct amount, and follow medication usage rules.
Avoiding drug interactions: Different drugs may interact with each other, leading to decreased drug efficacy or adverse reactions. Medication management can help patients understand the drugs they are using, monitor drug interactions, and adjust medication plans in a timely manner to avoid drug interactions.
Improving medication safety: Medication management can reduce accidental events caused by improper drug use and improve medication safety. Especially for the elderly, patients with chronic diseases, and patients with multiple diseases, medication safety and effectiveness are more critical due to age and changes in physical condition.
Medication management can be carried out in different ways, among which a medication box is a common medication management tool. The medication box can classify medications into different time periods according to the dosage and time of use, making it convenient for patients to take medication on time and in the correct amount, avoiding missed doses or incorrect doses. The use of medication boxes can improve medication compliance and safety, reduce drug interactions and accidental events, and is a convenient and practical medication management method.