It’s National Glaucoma Awareness Month and as your consultant pharmacist we wanted to take this opportunity to remind you about scheduling your regular comprehensive eye exam.
Every 65 seconds someone develops the disease. Do you know the ten early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s?
Medication safety education and competency testing is an expectation of certification and accreditation bodies. You may be providing education, but how are you assessing your nursing staff? Your consultant pharmacist is perfectly positioned to make this easy for you.
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) <800> standards requiring the safe handling of hazardous medications are currently scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2019. Do the standards apply to you? If so, do you have a plan in place to be fully compliant?
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?
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?
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.
In this week's post we discuss the approval of Baqsimi nasal powder. This is the first glucagon therapy approved for the emergency treatment of severe hypoglycemia that can be administered without an injection.
Full Time and Part Time Consultant Pharmacist – Massachusetts (North Shore), New Hampshire (Southern), Florida (Southern), Pennsylvania (North East)
In this week's post we discuss managing High Alert and Look-Alike-Sound-Alike medications. These medications require special attention because they can cause significant patient harm when used in error.