Volume of prescriptions, which can be substantial when delivered from a centralized filling facility, can be challenging to manage for onsite staff. When medications are pre-packaged by dose and time of day, either with a multi-dose blister or pouch packaging, it eliminates the need for multiple numbers of tablets in the hands of facility staff – an overwhelming situation that could lead to dangerous mix-ups.
These packages are especially well-suited for individuals with complicated prescription regimens, where multiple medications are being dispensed at multiple times throughout the day. Such packaging also leaves no guess as to whether the prescription was given, as the pouch or multi-dose blister will be empty once it has been administered.
The same benefit applies to working in high-stress situations, where an individual could be resistant or combative, and the situation may be particularly distracting to onsite staff. Should a package be intercepted and recovered, it is readily apparent if a dose has gone missing.