Caregiving 101: Setting patients up for success
There Is One Last Task With Your Patient
Assist the patient with packaging
Some patients may lack the fine motor control or strength to dealing with some of the packagings you will find in a dispensary. Make sure to offer assistance, and if accepted, make sure to:
- Open any boxes or packaging
- Remove any protective seals
- Attach any cartridges to their battery
Assisting the patient with packaging is one of the three essential tasks.
Establish a follow-up plan
While rare, it occasionally happens that you will encounter a defective product. Most likely, it will be a defective cartridge or battery. If this happens, establish an action plan of when you will return to the dispensary to process a return.
Establishing a follow-up plan if you encounter a defective product is one of the essential tasks.
Hot Tip: You should return to the dispensary as soon as possible to process a return as there may be limits on how long your patient has to process a return.
Review storage best practices
Cannabis has some storage best practices that are easy to follow.
- Flower should be stored in an opaque airtight container.
- Loose concentrates should also be stored in such a manner.
- Cartridges should be stored upright and out of direct light as well.
- Edibles or oral options should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.
Reviewing storage best practices is one of the three essential tasks.