A complimentary prescription review & medication counseling will be held on January 12, 2019 at all three Fire Stations from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Medicines have had a dramatic effect on helping us stay healthy, be more active, and to live longer. As we grow older, we are more likely to develop chronic illnesses and more likely to take multiple medications. While each of these medications on their own may be extremely beneficial to our health, taking multiple medications, especially when those prescribed by different doctors, can place us at risk. Additionally, the effects of aging causes the bodies of adults to process and respond differently than those of younger people. The older you get your sensitivity to medications increases.
The number of medications that one takes increases the risks of drug interactions, mix-ups and the potential for side effects. In fact, regularly taking five or more medications—something many Americans do—often does more harm than good, placing you at a significantly increased risk for falling.
Our goal is to help you understand what medications you are taking and how they may place you at risk. Palm Beach Fire Rescue will be partnering with Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, Kappa Epsilon students of the Doctorate of Pharmacy program at Palm Beach Atlantic University to conduct a “Rx-Checkup.”
We are encouraging you to come to any Palm Beach Fire Rescue station and bring all of your medications, both prescription and over the counter, to have them reviewed for your safety. During that review, often called a “Brown-Bag Checkup,” Professional Pharmacy Fraternity members will provide medication counseling. The friendly process will check to see whether any medications you are taking interact with each other or whether you’re unnecessarily taking different drugs to treat the same problem.
We will help you prepare a list of your medications that can be used if you need emergency medical services. In addition, we will be offering blood pressure checks with complimentary record keeper, complimentary pill box organizers, stroke screenings and medication disposal. Please come to one of the three fire stations here in Palm Beach on January 12, 2018 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This visit may save your life!
North Fire Station Central Fire Station South Fire Station
300 N. County Rd. 355 S. County Rd. 2185 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL 33480 Palm Beach, FL 33480 Palm Beach, FL 33480