Opioid use has decreased, but overdoses have increased: How is that possible? Over the last decade, prescriptions for opioids have gone down significantly. Despite this, the number of drug related overdoses has increased. How can we have fewer prescriptions, fewer opioids and yet more people dying from overdoses? How does this impact our patients and prescribers?
Happy Thanksgiving to all our team members, clients, vendors, and their families.
U.S Antibiotic Awareness Week kicks off tomorrow (November 18th) and runs through November 24th.
Happy Veterans Day to all who are serving or have served our country!
OctariusRx President and Consultant Pharmacist Victor Alves is presenting “Medication Management and Survey Compliance” in conjunction with the 45th Annual ASORN Meeting.
November is National Diabetes Month and every year the OctariusRx team recognizes and supports important efforts to educate and prevent diabetes and its associated complications.
Happy Halloween Weekend from the OctariusRx team! Halloween can be a scary time of year. Last year we focused on the tricks (the top five scariest things about Halloween). This year, we are focusing on the treats (the least scary things about Halloween). Can you guess what’s on the list?
What should I do with Look-Alike-Sound-Alike medications is one of the common questions I get from facilities. Having a policy and procedure for addressing this patient safety risk is an absolute necessity. Do you know what to include in your policy and what steps you should take to help reduce the risk of these medications being used in error? In this post we will show you some examples and provide some tips on how to safely handle look-alike-sound-alike medications (confused drug names).
Happy National Pharmacy Week to all our team members and colleagues!
Medication management and infection control are the most commonly cited areas during surveys. Do you know what the most targeted areas are? How do you ensure your facility is always prepared for survey? Survey readiness requires ongoing effort and expertise. Do you have a plan? In this post we will discuss some of the most common deficiencies and ways to avoid them.