Picture it. Pre-prepared prescriptions piled up on workbenches, tables, stools, desks and covering the floor in mounds. It’s every pharmacists nightmare, but sadly it’s becoming an all-too-familiar problem.
Pre-prepared prescriptions are a great idea in theory. The idea is to ensure a shorter wait time for patients and a smooth and steady flow of traffic through the pharmacy.
If there’s nowhere to keep prescriptions once they’re ready for collection, however, it can be difficult for pharmacies to keep up with the demands for storage they’re now subject to.
As a pharmacist, you need to know that you can work efficiently and not be picking your way around piles of prescriptions awaiting pickup. More than that, you know that to ensure patient safety you’ll have to store medication safely and avoid any of the mixups that can happen when working in a crowded, spaces.
Prioritising these responsibilities means that, for many pharmacies who find space is at a premium, the only real course of action is to continue making up prescriptions as and when customers come in to collect them. Of course, that means that neither you nor your patient are getting the benefits of reduced waiting times.
But there are ways that you can improve the situation, why not consider under bench drawer systems which not only keep things tidy, but confidential as well.
Whatever the challenge you have in your pharmacy, there are always solutions, so dont despair contact your pharmacy designer today.
A well-designed dispensary that makes use of all available space is really key in avoiding problems like those I’ve mentioned above.
If your workspace is able to cope not only with current demands but also with increased demand for storage in the future, you’ll be able to focus all your attention on the work that really matters, your customers and their healthcare.