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HealthNet Medication Storage - Class of 2010-11 LDA Collaborative Project Presentation

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A project to make recommendations for HealthNet of Rock County’s Pharmacy renovation.

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HealthNet Medication Storage - Class of 2010-11 LDA Collaborative Project Presentation

  1. 1. HealthNet Medication Storage Project Leadership Development Academy Brett Grady, Jennifer Braun, Amy Hume & Wayne Cornwell
  2. 2. HealthNet of Janesville, Inc. HealthNet of Janesville, Inc. opened in 1994 as the result of a needs assessment completed by the Salvation Army in 1993. The assessment identified a lack of affordable health care as one of the major problems of Rock County. HealthNet of Janesville is a free clinic serving Rock County individuals who have no health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, or Medical Assistance.
  3. 3.  HealthNet is at its absolute max capacity  Before limited enrollment, they were accepting 30 to 40 new patients per week.  HealthNet has doubled in size and services over the past four years.  Last fall, HealthNet expanded its clinic by 40% to address the demand.  HealthNet has:  doubled the number of exam rooms  created a medication dispensing area  built a new space for the nursing staff and volunteers
  4. 4. HealthNet’s Major Accomplishments:  23,567 prescriptions worth an estimated $2,000,000  Completed 32% of treatment plans  Reduced the number of ER visits for 74%  Enrolled patients into the new BadgerCare Core Plus program (and/or on waiting list) when eligible  Increased the number of volunteer hours by 50% over the last two years
  5. 5. Services Provided By HealthNet: Medical Care  General primary care  Mental Health care  Pediatrics  Vision Care  Medication Dental Care  Cleaning  X-rays  Treatment Plans  Fillings  Fluoride and Sealant treatments  Extractions  Exposed Wisdom Tooth Removal  Root Canals  Front Teeth Transitional Partials
  6. 6. HealthNet Revenues/Expenses Expenses Revenues
  7. 7. LDA Group Involvement  Walkthrough  Research  Interviews  Recommendations  Implementation  Conclusion
  8. 8. Background  HealthNet was undergoing a renovation  More room needed to be available to store medications  Our group was asked to make recommendations for storing medications
  9. 9. Objectives:  Research best practice models for dispensing medications in a non-licensed pharmacy  Develop a plan to organize medications.  Help implement medication organization plan.
  10. 10. Research  The Gifts Program  Walgreens  Joint Commission Resources  VA Pharmacist
  11. 11. Interviews Mike Dow (Volunteer Pharmacist) & Susanne Altbuch (HealthNet)
  12. 12. JoAnn Goodrich (HealthNet)
  13. 13. LDA Interview Conclusions  Alphabetized storage  Nurses’ Frustration  Help nurses adjust  Orientation and Training
  14. 14. Layout
  15. 15. LDA Group Recommendations and Actions Based on our research and interviews, we have come up with the following recommendations.  Medication Organization Plan    Process  Formulary  Medication Disposal  Follow-up Survey
  16. 16. Formulary Enhancement GENERIC NAME BRAND NAME ACETAMINOPHEN 500 MG TABS ACETAZOLAMIDE 250 MG TABS DIAMOX ALBUTEROL 0.083% NEB SOL'N AMPS PROVENTIL NEBS ALLOPURINOL 100 MG TABS ZYLOPRIM ALLOPURINOL 300 MG TABS ZYLOPRIM AMANTADINE 100 MG CAPS SYMMETREL AMIODORONE 200 MG CORDARONE AMITRIPTYLINE 25 MG TABS ELAVIL AMITRIPTYLINE 50 MG TABS ELAVIL HealthNet Generic Formulary June 18, 2010 BRAND NAME GENERIC NAME ACCUPRIL QUINAPRIL 10 MG TABS AMARYL GLIMEPIRIDE 4 MG TABS ANTIVERT MECLIZINE 25 MG APRESOLINE HYDRALAZINE 10 MG APRESOLINE HYDRALAZINE 25 MG TABS ATARAX HYDROXYZINE 10 MG ATARAX HYDROXYZINE 25 MG TABS BENADRYL DIPHENHYDRAMINE 25 MG CAPS HealthNet Brand Formulary June 18, 2010
  17. 17. After Expansion
  18. 18. Survey Follow -Up  11 surveys returned  Comments categorized and counted  Results returned to HealthNet
  19. 19. Survey Follow -Up Yes No 9 Additional Space/Storage 2 Shelves too high 7 Better Organized/Easier to find meds 1 Need additional med box sizes 1 Private 1 Meds filed under Generic and Brand Name 1 Better Lighting 1 Hard time finding meds 1 Layout More efficient 1 Need computer/printer access
  20. 20. Survey Follow -Up
  21. 21. Survey Follow -Up 3. What did you like most about the changes? Additional Space/Storage 4 Better Organized/Easier to find meds 1 Labeled Shelves 1 Height of counter 1 Lighting/Comfort 1 Privacy 1 4. What did you like least about the changes? Shelves too high/spread out 2 More and permanent space for pill sorting 1 Nothing 1 Pharmacy set up 1 Aisles too narrow 1
  22. 22. How can you help?  Volunteer  Donations  Spread the Word
  23. 23. Questions?

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