Although the debate about whether to use intracameral antibiotics marches on, what is not in question is our collective desire to give patients the best and safest possible outcome. For the facilities contemplating intracameral antibiotics, which drug should you use? What is the best way to prepare it or obtain it? These are all valid questions you should ask. Use the expertise of your consultant pharmacist to help navigate these difficult, but extremely important decisions. Making the right choice will increase patient safety and reduce risks. The wrong decision could be devastating.

Is your facility using Intracameral Antibiotics?

Although the debate about whether to use intracameral antibiotics marches on, what is not in question is our collective desire to give patients the best and safest possible outcome. For the facilities contemplating intracameral antibiotics, which drug should you use? What is the best way to prepare it or obtain it? These are all valid questions you should ask.
Use the expertise of your consultant pharmacist to help navigate these difficult, but extremely important decisions. Making the right choice will increase patient safety and reduce risks. The wrong decision could be devastating.

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Drug shortages seem to be happening with more frequency, making it difficult for patients, prescribers and facilities. The reasons for shortages range from simple delays to manufacturing issues that can lead to complete discontinuation of some medications. Is your facility taking the necessary steps to avoid disruptions in patient care?

Ten Steps to Dealing with Drug Shortages

Drug shortages seem to be happening with more frequency, making it difficult for patients, prescribers and facilities. The reasons for shortages range from simple delays to manufacturing issues that can lead to complete discontinuation of some medications. Is your facility taking the necessary steps to avoid disruptions in patient care?

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Use of automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) is common in many facilities. They can increase convenience and medication availability for the patient, but are they safe? As consultant pharmacists, our goal is to work with each facility to ensure they follow a process that increases efficiency and patient safety. How do you handle risky situations such as overrides or the removal of medications without an order? Do you have high-alert medications?

Are automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) risky?

Use of automated dispensing cabinets (ADCs) is common in many facilities. They can increase convenience and medication availability for the patient, but are they safe? As consultant pharmacists, our goal is to work with each facility to ensure they follow a process that increases efficiency and patient safety. How do you handle risky situations such as overrides or the removal of medications without an order? Do you have high-alert medications?

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