A new drug shortage for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) is something we hear about all too frequently. Today we discuss the shortage of fat emulsion, a necessary reversal agent and the impact it can have both on patient safety and regulatory compliance.
Happy National Nurses Week to all our nursing colleagues, clients, friends and family.
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the United States.
Have questions about OctariusRx or Consultant Pharmacists?
Check out our new Frequently Asked Questions Page.
Are Expired Medications Still Good? As a consultant pharmacist, I get asked this question almost daily. Whether it’s from a patient at home, someone at a nursing facility or an ambulatory surgery center, we all encounter expired medications. Can you still use them? Should you replace them? How should you handle expired medications?
Happy Thanksgiving to all our team members, clients, vendors, and their families.
Thanksgiving is about friends, family and giving thanks. From our OctariusRx family to yours, thank you!
We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all there is to be thankful for.
“I am grateful for what I am and have. My Thanksgiving is perpetual.” Henry David Thoreau
Be Antibiotic Aware and join the CDC’s educational effort to help improve antibiotic prescribing and use in the United States. The U.S Antibiotic Awareness Week kicks off today and runs through November 24th.
How to cut cost with benchmarking is not a question we normally hear. We know facilities need to obtain and monitor both internal and external benchmarking as a requirement of accrediting organizations such as the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We also know finding cost effective medications is a priority that can have a big impact on profitability. Is it possible to use benchmarking to save money? Yes! And here is how.
Happy Veterans Day to all who have served our country!
On this special day, let us pause and salute all the men and women who through tremendous sacrifice have served our great nation.
At OctariusRx, we give thanks every day, but especially today because we realize freedom isn’t free!
We owe our veterans and their families so much gratitude for all they have done and sacrificed for our country. We are the home of the free because of the brave.
With respect, honor, and gratitude, today and every day, Thank You Veterans!
November is National Diabetes Month and the OctariusRx team recognizes and supports efforts to educate and prevent diabetes and its associated complications. This is an epidemic and many of us are at risk without even knowing it. Others are living with diabetes and are completely unaware. It’s time to get educated about our own risks and how to help others.