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Policies and Procedures: Pharmacy Services for Nursing Facilities - Fourth Edition with CD


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Purchase the current 4th Edition manual now and receive the 5th Edition update at no additional charge when it becomes available. Orders can be placed via the online store or by calling MED-PASS customer service at 800-438-8884.

Coming soon – reviewed and extensively updated to reflect current concerns for pharmacies serving LTC facilities. – see update details below.

Note regarding new DEA rules concerning the disposal of controlled substances released September 8, 2014.  At the time of publication the new rules were under review to determine their impact on the manual.  Any needed updates to the policies and procedures due to the new rules will be provided free of charge in the form of revised printed pages and a new CD.


The Policies and Procedures: Pharmacy Services for Nursing Facilities provides comprehensive, up-to-date guidance on all medication-related services a pharmacy would provide to long-term care facilities.

This manual provides an ideal tool for:

  • Detailing medication management services - ordering, delivery, storage, monitoring and more
  • Marketing your pharmacy’s services to prospective LTC facilities
  • Training facility staff on proper medication preparation, administration and storage


Included in the Fourth Edition:


  • Automated Dispensing
  • EPA Pharmaceutical Waste Storage and Disposal
  • Med Technicians
  • Short Cycle issues
  • Drug Take Back Procedures
  • Insulin Pens
  • Updated Pharmacy Services and Consultant Pharmacist model contracts


New to the Fifth Edition of the Policies and Procedures: Pharmacy Services for Nursing Facilities:


  • Components of the Medication Use Process
  • Significant updates to the Appendices, including Medication Issues of Particular Relevance to Older Adults, CQI Process examples and more
  • Addition of references (Federal OBRA Regulatory Reference Numbers, Federal Survey Tag Numbers, as well as other related resources) to ALL policies and procedures.
  • Revision of all policies and procedures related to controlled substances taking into account current interpretations of DEA regulations.
  • New and updated policies and procedures that address:
    • Discrepancies, loss and/or diversion of medications.
    • Use of Automated Dispensing Machines
    • Use of non-FDA approved drugs in facilities (including marijuana for medical use)
    • Using approved medications in facilities (addresses marijuana for medical use)
    • Expiration dating of products
    • Enteral administration policy related to flushing
    • Electronic communications and HIPAA requirements
    • How to discard IV med pain cassettes and tubing



  • Serves as a standard for medication management services including monitoring guidelines
  • Appendices containing reference resources, CQI examples and sample documentation
  • CD includes policies and procedures in Microsoft® Word for easy customization
  • Sample documentation
  • Each manual serves one LTC facility/nursing station. If your pharmacy serves multiple LTC facilities, contact the MED-PASS Pharmacy team at 800-438-8884 for information about volume discounts and licensing options.
  • Note to ASCP members - to see and receive ASCP Member Pricing you must be registered on this site and enter your ASCP member number when you login.
Additional Info
Published Revised 11/2011
Format 3-ring binder with CD
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