MDS at a Glance
What is MDS?
Venalink monitored dosage system (MDS) is a hermetically sealed drug repackaging solution that enables the Pharmacist to group patient medication according to day and time dosage requirements.
The Venalink system allows patients or care givers to correctly administer the necessary doses with confidence and ease, avoiding many of the errors made with medication administration.
The use of MDS eases the difficulty of taking multiple doses of medication. The blister pack ensures that the medication is displayed the same each time the patient receives their pack, to avoid any confusion that may arise with individual tablet boxes. It allows the patient or care giver to keep track of what to take and when and monitor any doses missed.
Advantages of MDS for Pharmacy
- Providing an individualised service specific to your patients’ needs is a good way to reinforce the important role of the Pharmacist in the community and differentiate your professional services.
- Venalink Monitored Dosage Systems allows Pharmacists to monitor their patients’ medication and can form the basis of patients’ MUR (Medicines Usage Review).
- MDS helps patients to better understand their medication helping to improve medication adherence.
How to prepare MDS
How to promote MDS
To help you to help your patients, we have compiled easy to read information to promote the MDS service you offer. The information encourages patients to discuss their needs with the pharmacist. Please contact us to request your marketing pack.
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