Bubble Packaging for Long Term Care Facilities

Medication Packaging Options

Dial Drugs LTC offers a variety of packaging option that best fits your facilities' needs, your clients’ needs, and your regulatory responsibilities.

At Dial Drugs LTC, our goal is to provide the most advanced and convenient ways of administering and delivering medications to patients requiring long-term care. This includes patients residing in skilled nursing facilities, assisted living centers, AFC and Group Homes, Rehabilitation Centers, and Senior/Independent Living Facilities. We offer an array of packaging options to meet your specific medication needs.

Packaging options include compliance strip packaging in unit-dose or multi-dose. Strip packaging, also known as PASS (Patient Adherence Strip System), takes a resident’s medications and sorts them into individual packages based on time, date, and dose. This packaging type can accommodate both single and multi-dose medication regiments. Strip packaging also accommodates 2D barcode scanning to help prevent any medication administration errors. Each package includes all of the required information about the person and the medication dosage. This medication packaging type helps simplify and organize medication for both your caregiving staff and your resident making the whole process safer and faster. This system, combined with our Electronic Medical Administration Records (eMARs), provides your residents with a safer and more accurate pharmacy packaging system.

In addition to our multi-dose strips, we also offer single-dose bubble packs. These “blister packs” provide barrier protection for your medications, as well as tamper resistance to ensure your medications arrive properly and can be stored safely. This system allows the caregiver to easily press each medication out of its individually sealed bubble. Blister packs, also known as bingo cards or bubble packs, are the most commonly used medication packaging in long-term care facilities. Each blister offers one dose of a medication and each card comes in a 30 or 60 count card depending on dosage frequency. On the top of each medication card, a resident’s information and prescription instructions are printed along with a barcode for Med-Pass scanning. This medication packaging type helps staff keep track of which medication has been dispensed to the resident.

Medication Packaging Options include:

  • Color Coded 31-Day Blister Cards
  • 7 and 14-day Color Coded Blister Cards
  • 31-Day Multipack Blister Cards
  • Pouch Strip Single/Multi-Dose Packaging
  • Lot and Expiration Dates printed on blister cards and pouch strips in accordance with federal and state law
  • Medicine-On-Time: A multi-dose medication packaging in a calendar card format. Each resident’s Medicine-On-Time calendar card is labeled for morning, noon, and night – or whenever medication is distributed. It also offers all of one person’s medication dosage in one, color-coded, organized disposable dose cup. All of the needed information including a resident’s name, medication dosage, type of medication, and time of day for dosage is printed on each disposable cup.
  • Dispill® Packaging: A multi-dose packaging system makes medication administration simpler through color coding that matches the time the dose should be taken. Each pill case is clearly labeled also stating the date, time of day, and patient information to ensure accuracy and taking any guesswork out of dosage.
  • Opti-pak: A disposable color-coded compliance package for LTC residents that is hygienic, tamper evident, and less labor intensive than some non-disposable alternatives
  • OPUS Cassettes: An accurate, efficient, labor-saving approach to medication delivery

At Dial Drugs LTC, we will work with you to find the dispensing system that works best for you and your clients, giving you a new level of convenience, flexibility, and accuracy in medication dispensing and administration.

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About Bubble Packaged Medications

Blister packs, also known as bingo cards or bubble packs, are the most commonly used medication packaging in long-term care facilities. Each blister offers one dose of a medication and each card comes in a 30 or 60 count card depending on dosage frequency. On the top of each medication card, a resident’s information and prescription instructions are printed along with a barcode for Med-Pass scanning.

This medication packaging type helps staff keep track of which medication has been dispensed to the resident. You can choose between white or color-coded cards depending on your preference. Color-coded cards are divided into Morning, Noon, Evening, Bedtime, and “Other.” Each pack is clearly labeled and easy to understand, so you never have to worry about missing doses or mixing up daily pills. Dial Drugs’ bubble packaging system is also tamper proof and spill proof, ensuring optimal medication safety. Our Bubble Packaging System is ideal for long-term patients especially LTC residents and residents whose medications change frequently

Contact Dial Drugs LTC Pharmacy and speak with one of our experienced professionals to ask about our Bubble Packaging Medications Delivery System. We look forward to serving you!