ACULABS’ Drugs of Abuse qualitative screening panel includes 7 groups for the most common recreational drugs: Amphetamines, Barbiturates, Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, Opiates, and PCP or Phencyclidines. At the client’s request, a urine ethanol can be added.
Results of the qualitative screening panel provide only a preliminary analytical test result.
A more specific alternate chemical method must be used to obtain a confirmed analytical result. Clinical consideration and professional judgment should be applied to any drug of abuse test result, particularly when preliminary positive results are used.
Unconfirmed “Screening” results should not be used for non-medical purposes.
This independent check of physicians’ orders ensures the continuance of medically necessary orders. A periodic audit of patient test results and data is also provided, minimizing oversight errors and increasing resident quality of life.
Standing order schedules allow nurses to request and have tests performed in a timely fashion. Patient-specific diagnosis codes are included on repetitive orders, so nurses are not required to look up diagnosis codes, therefore saving valuable time.
Manage, initiate, and schedule tests
Summary reports of patients drawn each month.
Provide reminders when tests are scheduled.
Different schedules for long-term and sub-acute facilities.