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Our pharmacy-focused blog posts will help hospital, health system, and institutional pharmacists stay current on a variety of relevant topics. Read about clinical and operational practice issues along with information about pharmacy careers. Visit often to get the latest news….

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Areas of concern and interest to nurses, nurse managers, and nursing executives primarily in the acute care setting are addressed in this section. Read about a variety of topics that include issues affecting nurse satisfaction and new approaches to managing and…

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Healthcare IT professionals as well as those in pharmacy and nursing informatics roles will find content relevant to them in this section. Read about changes being brought about by interoperability, the connection between automation and patient outcomes, evolving policies for…

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Minimizing Diversion Risk in Procedural Areas, Operating Rooms, and Emergency Departments

This is the second in a series of articles based on diversion management webinars hosted by Omnicell, and featuring drug diversion expert Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, and other speakers. The Inherent Risk of Procedural Areas In 2009, one Colorado…

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Alternative Careers in Nursing Part 1: Public Health, Home Care and Medical Centers

Love nursing and looking for new challenges? There are many exciting career opportunities for those new to the field, or experienced nurses wanting to make a change. In this four-part series, we will examine the options available for nurses who…

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General Policies for Preventing Drug Diversion

This is the first in a series of posts based on diversion management webinars hosted by Omnicell and featuring drug diversion expert Kimberly New, JD, BSN, RN, and other speakers. The Fourfold Risk of Drug Diversion As drug diversion becomes…

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News Corner: Industry Guidelines Enhance Standardization to Improve Patient Safety

Recent estimates from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Health and Medicine Division indicate that medication errors harm at least 1.5 million patients per year in the United States. A large portion of these errors can be attributed…

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News Corner: How the Opioid Epidemic Is Invading Hospitals

Almost every day in the headlines there is a story about the nation’s surging heroin and opioid problem, from the plights of broken families to needing better treatment, to prevention of addiction for patients. A recent study published in the…

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News Corner: Deadline to Respond to FDA Hospital and Health Systems Compounding Guidance Is Looming

By John Barickman, RPh, MBA, IV Pharmacist Consultant, Omnicell     If you are responsible for sterile IV compounding, you’ll want to be aware of and weigh in on new oversight being proposed. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently…

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