Speaking at the “It’s a New World Conference 2020” was a terrific experience. A special thank you to John Goehle and Laurie Roderiques for the invitation to participate. My presentation focused on Hot Topics in Pharmacy, including medication management, patient safety, safe injection practices, updates to USP Chapters <797> and <800>, and the impact of COVID-19 on ASCs. The most rewarding part of the conference was e-meeting and learning from the other speakers, all experts in their fields. Congratulations to John and his team for being proactive and providing community and an educational opportunity for ASCs.
May your Easter basket be full of Joy, Happiness and Peace at Easter and Always! Wishing you all a Happy Easter holiday. Your friends at OctariusRx.
OctariusRx President and Consultant Pharmacist Victor Alves is a featured speaker at the virtual "It's a New World Conference 2020" and will be presenting: Hot Topics in Pharmacy. He will discuss current pharmacy issues including updates to medication management, USP Chapters <797> (sterile compounding), <800> (hazardous drugs) and the impact of COVID-19. He will provide practical tips for improving patient safety and survey success.
It may not make major headlines or dye the river green, but the month of March includes an important awareness campaign for increasing patient safety across healthcare facilities: it’s Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) awareness month. As a consultant pharmacist, MH is an issue of concern for the ambulatory healthcare facilities with which I work.
I want to share an update on what proactive steps OctariusRx is taking to keep our customers and our people safe while continuing to provide the exceptional services you rely on. These are unprecedented times and coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a dramatic impact on our lives and on many businesses. We want all our customers and patients to know we have a business continuity plan in place and will continue to provide all the services you are accustomed to.
We have some exciting plans in the works for 2020. As we begin a new year full of hope and promise, we’d like to wish you great success in achieving your dreams and goals. All the bests for an amazing 2020!
Merry Christmas! What an incredible year 2019 has been and it couldn’t have happened without the support of our family, friends, team members and clients.
As we approach 2020, we take a few moments to look back at some of the biggest stories of the current year. Each year is extremely busy, and 2019 was no exception. Below we discuss some of the most popular topics of the year. How did we determine popularity? Simple…we decided to focus on the topics that generated the most questions.
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.
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?