Inpatient MDI Duplicates/Forgotten

  • 04 Jun 2018 4:21 PM
    Message # 6285234

    Hi everyone,

    I am looking at our process for MDI's for the asthma inpatient population. We have collected data over 4 years and have a significant amount of mdi's that were pulled from the Pyxis twice because they were misplaced. I would like to hear how other places store individual patients' inhalers (such as lock box in room) or otherwise and the process for dispensing at discharge. I am getting the general feedback that common canister is a thing of the past, but curious if anyone is still doing that. On a related note, when you send MDIs home with patients are they relabeled in a way that it is reported to medicaid as a dispensed medication? Any input is helpful. Thanks, Kim

  • 15 Jun 2018 4:32 PM
    Reply # 6315522 on 6285234

    Hi, Kim,

    When we discharge a patient, their inhalers are relabeled so as to comply with TN rules. And we don't use common inhalers.

    Hope this helps,

    Ellen O'Kelley, Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Nashville.

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