Help with Understanding Medications

Posted by CareSync Nursing Team

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May 23, 2016 3:27:42 PM

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She didn't read the medication label. Luckily, her care coordinator did.

During a check-in call, a member told one of our CareSync Health Assistants that she was suddenly losing her hair. The Health Assistant carefully reviewed the member’s medications and found that one of the medications she was using topically for skin cancer was supposed to be applied with gloves on.

He asked the member if she was using gloves, but she wasn’t. It was possible that touching her scalp with the medication on her hands was causing her to lose her hair. The Health Assistant explained the correct way to use the medication and immediately called the member’s doctor’s office to tell them what had happened so they could follow up directly with the member.

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