People who take many medicines can sometimes miss taking their medicines or take more than they should. Nurses can also make mistakes. In order to make dispensing medicine easier and safer, Swedish doctors can, if they wish, use the service, APODOS, that eliminates these mistakes. All medicine is packed in a long roll of small tear-off pouches for each time of day the medicine is to be taken. It is fantastic!
|Here is the tear-off roll with the various medicines in small pouches.|
|Each pouch has the patients name and social security number and the name of the medicine as well as the day and time of day the medicine is supposed to be taken.|
|This pouch has seven different pills. Imagine how easy it is to forget one of them.|