ACPS Services to Louisiana Nursing Homes, Homes for the Developmentally Disabled
And To Private Indivduals through In-Office Visits or House Calls
Acadiana Conslutant Pharmacy Service(ACPS) has brought state of the art Pharmacy Consulting services to the State of Louisiana for the past 26 years
... A dedicated specialist, expert clinical consultant pharmacist with a complete knowledge of the subject...
... A thorough understanding of the needs of both nursing facilities and the private individual in need of drug therapy management
... and a profound dedication to design,implementation, monitoring, and delivery of services to acheive that degree of excellence and proficiency you desire for your patients...
Acadian Consultant Pharmacy Service has been Formulated on
the basis of need. Its function is dedicated to promoting high quality health care and expert clinical consultant pharmacy services in Louisiana and nationwide through long term care institutions or nursing homes and homes for the developmentally disabled.
Charles S. Feucht, Pharm D,FASCP Acadiana Consultant
PO Box 1288 Eunice, LA 70535
Phone (337) 457-4604
To accomplish this goal, the needs defined are: Contact us
...Cost effective drug therapy especially with Medicare Part D roles now...
...Reduce adverse drug reactions, drug interactions and toxicities
...Enhanced Public image...
Cost Effective Drug Therapy with enhanced quality of life... The primary client or patient within these settings are geriatric or disabled patients. These patients face the problems of meeting more health care expenses than most other members of the general population and must do so on a very low fixed income in most cases. Maintaining cost effective high quality of life health care is of prime importance to these individuals and to your facility.
Patient Compliance... many patients do not receive optimum benefit from drug regimens because of non-compliance or potentially inappropriately prescribed medications(PIMs) but rather suffer deleterious effects due to failing patient compliance.
Reduced Adverse Drug reactions, interactions and toxicities...
Adverse drug reactions and interactions are responsible for over 100,000 deaths annually and account for a significant percentage > 16% of hospitalizations. Drug toxicities cost consumers over $ 3 billion annually.
most drug dosing was established empirically, using manufacturers' recommnedations as a start. This is acceptable for most drugs, because generally, the toxic range is well above the therapeutic range, but it becomes more crucial in geriatric and disabled patients. If a drug has a narrow therapoeutic range which is close to its toxic range, empiric dosing can be dangerous through more subtle problems. Serum levels would be the obvious solution, but another problem presents itself. Serum drug levels are ordered at inappropriate times and are often interpreted incorrectly. Levels may be drawn too close to a dose giving false highs or drawn too close to steady state giving false lows. This results in an inaccurate analysis and inappropriate drug therapy.
Enhanced Public Image...
...the need of the patient to find quality healthcare with meaningful qulaity of life allows you to become the facility of choice.
Acadiana Consultant Pharmacy Service...
recognizes the needs previously itemized above and porvides a service which directly address them for the purpose
placing your facility
The Standard of Practice.
Services are contracted on a
Fee per month
Fee per hour
Fee per form basis
Fee per month basis:
Complete Pharmacy drug regimen Reviews
Provision of Printed Physician Orders
Medication and Treatment administration records
Expedited Reviews for Short Stay Residents & Significant Change in Status
Fee per form basis:
Catheter monitoring Forms - Sample
Sleep Monitoring Forms - Sample
Respiratory Monitor Forms - Sample
Tube Feeding Monitor Forms - Sample
Fee per hour basis:
Controlled Drug Destructions
Medication pass observations
No fee services: ( to contracted facilities only )
Miscellaneous reports services
Drug information services
Visits to facility during survey process
Monthly Administrative reports
Consultant Pharmacist Annual Report
State of the Art
Pharmacy Consulting Services
for your facility.
Start saving money
Reduce nursing time
Improve patient healthcare
Improve quality of their lives
Improve your pharmacy related issues
Annual Licensing Surveys
Expert Clinical Drug Therapy Management for Private individuals through House Calls or In-Office Visits<