By mid season the six seniors on the team were pretty superstitious. Especially when it came to crutches. If a single crutch or a pair of crutches were laying on a mat that one of the female gymnasts needed to move or use they would call out for someone who was already injured. Instead of touching a crutch and “catching” an injury, the oldest six on the team would ask someone who was already out for the season to move the offending crutch. When five of the 18 girls on your team are injured half way into the season, the uninjured crew is especially careful.
As the girls on the team learned to deal with torn achilles, rolled ankles, and several surgeries, they also learned quite a bit about doctor’s appointments, physical therapy, and both over the counter and prescription pain medications. The best thing that may have happened to the girls who also lived together in several dorm rooms was the medical packaging design that allowed them to easily tell the difference between whose medicine was whose and what doses still needed to be taken.
Secondary pharmaceutical packaging, in fact, is advantageous to many people no matter what their age or living arrangements.
Child Proof Pill Bottles Do Not Always Provide Enough Guidance
While many consumers today can remember the time before child safety guidelines protected children from accidentally opening medicines that were not intended for them, fewer people may be aware of the most recent advancements in the secondary pharmaceutical packaging industry and the products that they provide.
The best blister packaging techniques can help guide patients and their caregivers to safer and more certain administering of medicines. For example, an elderly patient who is still able to live on his or her own no longer has to manage a different pill bottle for every prescription. Additionally, they do not have to spend time at the beginning of every month dividing daily bills into difficult to open compartments marked for each day of the week. Instead, customized pharmaceutical and medical packaging can use blister packs to provided all pills for a day on the same card. If medicine needs to be taken more than once a day, the cards can be consistently coded so the patient understands which card is for which time of the day.
And while the main intend is to protect the patient, these individually packaged cards also allow caregivers to monitor that pills are being taken. Adult children who love across town, for example, no longer have to worry that their parent is forgetting medicine or accidentally taking more than they should.
Secondary pharmaceutical packaging has advanced to the point that hospitals and nursing homes also often rely on the blister pack technique to safeguard their medication distribution. Track and trace serialization information also allows patients and caregivers to easily monitor the date of any medication as well as other basic information like how many refills are left and how long until a prescription expires. In fact, blister packaging companies often include services like lot number and expiration date printing for their own quality control purposes as well.
Secondary Pharmaceutical Packaging Is Available Beyond Mail Order Prescriptions
The automation of prescription enables blister packaging options for many patients within a very short period of time. A process called high speed blister packaging allows a large amount of product to be effectively packaged in a short amount of time. This process allows patients to pick up blister packaged single dosed medicines following an appointment instead of only receiving it in the mail for refills. Some of the newest healthcare centers, in fact, have included the newest in pharmaceutical distribution.
Catering the prescriptions for the individual patients, pharmaceutical packaging provides both security and tracking opportunities. in households that are only adults, these blister packs can include easy to open peel backs. For households that include small children, however, these blister packages can be created with child safe features so only adults can open the packaging.
Whether you are a college gymnast living in a dorm with other girls with similar prescriptions or you are the adult child of an elderly parent, individually blister packaged daily dosed medication can provide safety and security.