Sunday, January 24, 2010

Medication errors at home can be prevented by pricey new devices


Caregivers at home may want to look into using devices called “Personal Automatic Medication Dispensers”, which can alert caregivers when medication is to be taken or has been missed, or misused. Some devices can hold up to four weeks of medication along with computerized records that could be used for forensics.

The devices tend to be expensive, ranging from the $100’s up to the $800’s.

A typical website with a reference is “techforltc”, here.

Vendors include CompuMed, MD.2, MedReady, and MedTime.

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