Using K-TRACS as a clinical decision-making tool improves patient safety and helps pharmacists promote community health.
K-TRACS patient information should be used in combination with other screening tools and health information to determine the best patient outcomes. K-TRACS can be used to identify patients with overlapping prescriptions or concerning patterns of behavior.
86% of Kansas-licensed pharmacists are registered to use K-TRACS. Pharmacists and their delegates make up one-fourth of all K-TRACS users.
Pharmacists and their delegates completed one-third of all patient searches on K-TRACS in 2022. The number of patient searches completed by pharmacists and their delegates increased 35% in 2022.
Become a Medication Collection and Disposal site and/or partner with local law enforcement to host a Drug Take Back Day to promote medication safety in your community. Partner with K-TRACS and the Kansas Board of Pharmacy by filling out our registration form to be included in consumer information about disposal opportunities. To collect controlled substances or host a Drug Take Back Day, visit the DEA's website.
K-TRACS has developed a toolkit that pharmacies can implement in their practices to help patients understand K-TRACS usage and the importance of medication safety. You can choose the materials that work best for your pharmacy and your patients.
In addition, pharmacies are required to post notice of their use of K-TRACS for patients, according to KAR 68-21-4.
Download the "We Check K-TRACS" poster for pharmacies to comply with the regulation. A Spanish version is also available.