Best of Patient Focused Efforts
Developing a Plan of Care for a Patient at Risk or Symptomatic
Best Practice: Supporting and caring for your patients who test positive for COVID-19
This is the area of greatest uncertainty and greatest responsibility. Most of you have medication synchronization programs that serve high numbers of at-risk populations. If widespread testing is successful and the virus moves rapidly through the population, most of those patients will be asked to self-quarantine as hospitals and clinics become stressed.
Consider what your standard plan of care and follow up will be for patients who test positive – both asymptomatic as well as symptomatic, both at-risk with underlying conditions or low risk.
Start to formulate a plan for how you will manage each of these four situations operationally in your pharmacy.