Raising Awareness of Transmission Risks

4-Part Series from Grane Rx

Raising the Bar on Medication Administration

Limiting exposure is the best protection against deadly diseases like COVID-19 and most effective way to flatten the curve. The current pandemic underscores the critical nature of everything we do in the pharmacy and beyond.

At Grane Rx, rigorous safety protocols paired with advanced technology and automation have proven highly effective in reducing transmission of the Coronavirus and other deadly pathogens when filling and administering medications. Here’s how…

Points of Transmission

There are four primary points of contact where transmission can occur. Recognizing these vulnerabilities is the first step, followed by proactive mitigation practices. Here we breakdown the risk factors and the Grane Rx solution set.

I. Packaging
IV. Medication Regimen

Download a PDF of the complete “Raising Awareness of Transmission Risks” series.

Part I.

Packaging: High vs. Low Risk

Packaging makes a big difference when it comes to transmission. The type of packaging used determines the number of times it needs to be handled. We’ve examined two predominant packaging types: punch cards vs. pouch packs. Here’s how each fairs when it comes to transmission potential.

Part II.

Hands-off Storage Solutions

When storing prescription medications, it’s not the storage itself that’s problematic for transmission, it’s how the medications are stored and accessed that makes the difference. Minimal touch storage solutions are optimal for reducing transmission.

Part III.

Medication Administration in Limiting Transmission

The recent pandemic has given us cause to reexamine the role of medication administration in disease transmission and assess how we can mitigate potential risks in both clinical and non-clinical settings.

Part IV.

De-prescribing to Reduce Transmission

When it comes to medication regimens, less is actually more in reducing transmission. The fewer number of medications that need to be administered, the fewer opportunities for potential disease transmission to residents and participants. This is where de-prescribing comes in.