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Consultant Pharmacist 101: How We Help Ambulatory Surgery Centers
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Consultant Pharmacist 101: How We Help Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Consultant pharmacists are medication management specialists who work in a variety of settings like ambulatory surgery centers (ASC), senior care facilities (e.g., nursing homes, assisted living facilities) and also by helping individual patients. These pharmacists provide expert advice on pharmaceutical services, patient safety, and drug therapy management.

In a three-part series, we will discuss how a consultant pharmacist can benefit each client and how you can find the right consultant pharmacist for your needs. This month, we’ll focus on how ASCs can enhance patient safety by using an expert consultant pharmacist. In the coming months, this series will also discuss how consultant pharmacists can have a dramatic impact on long-term care facilities and on individual patients’ lives.

The ambulatory surgery center year in review…
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The ambulatory surgery center year in review…

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.

Do you know what the top ten prescribing errors are and how to avoid them?
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Do you know what the top ten prescribing errors are and how to avoid them?

In this week’s post we discuss an article published earlier this year in The Pharmaceutical Journal, focusing on the top ten prescribing errors and how pharmacists can help reduce them. These errors are often avoidable and can be very costly, both financially and from a patient outcome standpoint. Do you know what the top ten are? Are you working with a consultant pharmacist to help reduce your risk and improve patient safety?

Consultant Pharmacist Tips: Five Steps to Safe Medication Management and Avoiding Near Misses
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Consultant Pharmacist Tips: Five Steps to Safe Medication Management and Avoiding Near Misses

Medication near-misses happen more frequently than we like.  Are you doing all you can to prevent them?  In this week’s post we look at a recent event reported to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices that could have been fatal.  We will discuss what happened and give you five steps for improving patient safety.