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3 in 5 Episode 2: Three Things for Hospital Executives to Consider for an Effective Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
This video is a part of the CompleteRx educational series, 3 in 5. The 3 in 5 series covers hospital pharmacy news, trends, and more and is delivered via videos, blog posts and podcasts. CompleteRx will be publishing new 3 in 5 content via our blog and sharing to our social networks, monthly. Follow us
For nearly a decade now, antimicrobial stewardship has been a hot topic throughout the country as hospitals work to comply with recommendations from numerous national and international organizations. In 2014, the Joint Commission (TJC) began requiring any hospitals which it accredits to establish a formal antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP). According to a 2018 Centers for
Responding to and managing drug shortages is nothing new for hospitals. But rapidly rising demand for medications due to COVID-19 is placing more pressure than ever on hospitals and health systems to appropriately manage drug inventory to support patient care. In short supply are medications used to relieve pain, alleviate breathing difficulties and sedate coronavirus
COVID-19 has brought about many new trends in pharmacy technology – from using artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to anticipate drug shortages to dedicated automated dispensing cabinets for COVID-19 units. One of the biggest changes to hospital pharmacy, however, is the use of technology to embrace virtual working models. “The stay-at-home orders during COVID-19 really
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a spotlight on the vital role of pharmacists within healthcare teams and their ability to provide a wide range of patient care services. Recent developments are advancing provider status for pharmacists and show the potential for long-term changes within the profession. “Momentum for provider status has been increasing for a
As the country begins to re-open, COVID-19 has triggered many changes and innovations to the practice of pharmacy. The pandemic has forced pharmacy leaders to rethink care delivery and operations – from using artificial intelligence to anticipate COVID-related drug shortages to accelerating provider status to meet the demand for testing and treatment. Over the next
There are not enough words that we can offer to show our gratitude for our front-line team members. Their service, dedication and compassion fuels the fight against COVID-19. Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. Stay safe, and stay strong!
After news of a California couple taking treatment into their own hands with devastating outcomes, we wanted to provide some information on drugs that are currently under FDA investigation for the treatment of COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and chloroquine (Aralen) are two potential therapeutic options for COVID-19. These medications have been around for years and are
Hospital executives seeking to increase profits may turn to pharmacy to develop new revenue streams. Though it is often thought to be a high-cost center, the pharmacy can also be a great source of revenue. Executive teams should work closely with pharmacy leadership to identify how to increase pharmacy business and develop opportunities that will