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iPad donation will help manage prescriptions at JDC

A donation received by Logan County Juvenile Detention Center officials Thursday will provide a technological piece of equipment that will make managing inmate prescriptions a much more efficient and seamless process.  

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Larry Lance, left, secretary of the Mad River Lodge 161 F&AM, presents an iPad Thursday to representatives from the Logan County Juvenile Detention Center, including Angie Hackley, seated, program director; and standing, Lt. Greg Fitzpatrick, jail administrator, and Logan County Sheriff Andrew J. Smith. (EXAMINER PHOTO | MANDY LOEHR)

Larry Lance from Mad River Lodge 161 F&AM presented JDC representatives with an iPad, which will be utilized by nursing staff members to keep track of prescription medications for juvenile inmates.

Jail administrator Lt. Greg Fitzpatrick said software installed through Diamond Pharmacy Services on the iPad will enable the nurses and jail doctor to carefully monitor the prescriptions on a secure site and to keep individual records. This database of information will be especially helpful when a repeat offender is incarcerated in the facility.

“Then the staff can look up the juvenile’s information and find all of their prescription medications from their previous stay,” Lt. Fitzpatrick said.

“Overall, it will make the work of the nursing staff a lot easier and will require a lot less actual ‘paperwork’ to be filed.”

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