The regulations regarding medical packaging are changing all over the world, and a lot of new expectations are likely to impact the packaging industry.
The new and modern techniques of medical packaging depend on multiple factors. These factors may include user experience, selecting the product that is most economical for production, volume projections and the technique itself. With that said, in today’s medical environment, managing patients’ prescriptions, especially multi-dose prescriptions, is not a simple task.
In fact, producing an effective and efficient workflow is half the battle and rest of the battle is the selection of the best type of multi-dose packaging. However, one of the most widely used multi-dose packagings is the blister card packaging.
The Benefits of Blister Cards Medical Packaging
In various facilities and in homes, multi-dose blister cards provide great benefit to patients. This packaging technique helps patients adhere to various medication regimes by making the administration process of medication a lot more simplified.
Here are the four major benefits of using blister cards medical packaging over any other available packaging.
1. Labeling and Presentation
These cards can be fully labeled. This prevents the exploitation of detached blisters from the card. Every dose cup has a date, patient’s name and time of administration, printed on its label. Moreover, the administration times are usually presented as color-coded for clarification, such as blue for night and yellow for the morning. You may also include the patient’s photograph or even the photograph of the medication.
The blister cards generally come in multiple sizes. The most commonly available sizes are high and standard capacity. In the standard size, the dose cup has the capacity to hold almost 6 pills/cup and in high capacity, 12 pill/cup. However, this also depends on the size of pills. Also, only a single-dose cup is actually needed on every administration time. This helps in removing the confusion or any other accidental omission as you administer the medication.
3. Relabeling and Correction
It is common for prescribers to add or remove the medication from the drug regimen of the patients. When such changes occur, there is a need to modify the multi-dose blister card packaging. To provide this feasibility, blister card is easily modifiable. They can be corrected easily by the prescriber and a revised or new label is instead placed on the medication pack of the patient. Unlike in pouch packaging, relabeling or correction of the blister cards help in securing the Class B packaging integrity.
Blister card packaging can be seamlessly automated. This helps in saving time and in providing better customer service to various patients. Hence, there is no need to fill the blister cards manually. Moreover, this automation will remove the need for extensive training of the staff in terms of manual packaging.
Nonetheless, blister cards medical packaging is the most preferred medical packaging. The automation is making this packaging a lot more convenience for your pharmacy business. The packaging technique and its benefits ensure confidence, increased revenue and improved patient care.