Patient 2

Patient 2 has multiple long-term conditions and is on 15 different tablets per day which are titrated weekly so a dosset box is not practicable. It takes approximately one hour to sort out their medication for the week into time slots and days.

Exercise

Take a box of coloured sweets (smarties/skittles). Now sort them as follows.

Monday 2 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow and half a brown
Tuesday2 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow and half a brown
Wednesday2 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 brown
Thrusday2 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 brown
Friday2 blue, 1 red, 1 yellow and 1 brown
Saturday1 blue, 1 red, 2 yellow
Sunday1 blue, 1 red, 2 yellow

How long did that take- could you fit it in to a busy routine?