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Are You Ready For The 2019-2020 Flu Season?
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Are You Ready For The 2019-2020 Flu Season?

As consultant pharmacists, we are often asked about vaccines.  In this week's post, we discuss the 2019-2020 influenza season.  With the feel of Fall in the air, it is never too early to prepare for flu season!  Every year the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides updated guidance and answers to common questions related to the upcoming season. Are you familiar with this year’s version of the vaccine?  Are you prepared to protect your staff and patients?

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.