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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Polypharmacy: What Providers Need to Know

In the U.S., instances of polypharmacy—or taking five or more medications—have increased 70% among individuals over the age of 65 in the last 12 years. With chronic conditions on the rise, and the average life expectancy growing, managing multiple medications…

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Implementing New Technologies? Ask a Nurse!

It’s no secret that the process of implementing new technologies into a hospital is often costly and time consuming. Exacerbating this problem is the fact that many hospitals don’t spend the proper amount of time and resources on proper implementation…

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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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News Corner: “Safety Matters” Blog Ensures Hospitals Learn From Their Mistakes

It’s no secret that medical errors are a growing concern in hospitals across the country. According to a recent study, they are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. While the ultimate goal is to reduce medication errors…

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