Transportation for the Elderly

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Transportation for the Elderly

Hi. My name’s Betty. I’m sixty-two years old and live with my husband, Matt. My mother lives on our property, but at age ninety-one still insists on living alone. Mom has a good mind and for her age does well physically. She drove up until four years ago when we all decided it would be best for her to not be behind the wheel. It’s worked out well with her living on our property. Matt or I would take her places. We made sure she had groceries, made it to doctors appointments, and to her social engagements. About six months ago, however, Matt fell ill and our lives changed. I am his full-time caregiver, and Matt can no longer drive. I had to find help for my Mom which was difficult to do. I am going to share what I found and hope it helps you should you ever need transportation.

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If you manage a pharmacy and plan to handle the shipment of prescription medication in-house, you must set up temperature-controlled pharmaceutical transport. You can succeed and subsequently protect medication that must remain at specific temperatures if you perform the following actions.

Find Out What Temperatures Are Acceptable

The purpose behind temperature-controlled pharmaceutical transport is to keep medications in the proper temperature range. To succeed and protect medication, find out the exact temperature range that each medication must stay around. The medications may have the same temperature range or you might need to achieve separate temperature zones to accommodate medications with different temperature requirements.

If you sort these details out before transport, you can avoid altering the medications' properties and potency. Eventually, your pharmacy will build a solid reputation for having medications that are flawless and work how they're supposed to.  

Use Telematics That Track the Fleet in Real-Time

When shipping something as important as prescription medications, you always want to know where your temperature-controlled fleet is. It's the best way to ensure transport happens in an effective and compliant manner. You just need to use a telematics solution that gives real-time data on your fleet's location.

Your fleet will have GPS systems that automatically send location information to the telematics solution. Thus, there will never be a time when you don't know where your fleet is and how long shipping will take. If there's a logistics problem, the telematics solution will provide alerts and help you respond accordingly before your pharmacy's medications are negatively affected.  

Audit Your Transport Practices Routinely

Even if you think you have temperature-controlled pharmaceutical transport refined, it's still a good idea to audit your practices. You can then ensure there are no regulatory or safety issues you must correct.

You can hire an independent company to conduct audits on your transport practices too, so that you get objective assessments and relevant results that ultimately help you improve shipping operations if there are issues. 

Once you find the right auditor, have them perform transport assessments every couple of months. Any problem, such as an improper temperature range, will be highlighted in reports. You can then take the right corrective actions after you're clear on what problems are present.

If your pharmacy is about to take over transport for prescription medication, set up exemplary temperature-controlled shipping operations in the beginning. If you make smart decisions early on, there won't be significant transport problems that you have to fix later on.