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Weekly Healthcare Roundup: Antibiotic Management in SSTIs, Electronic Prescribing May Contribute to Patient Falls in Elderly

Posted on 12/01/16 | Comments

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Topics: healthcare headlines

Antimicrobial Use Reporting: Why It’s Important and How Hospitals Need to Prepare

Posted on 11/30/16 | Comments

It’s no secret that the national regulatory landscape is ramping up oversight of antimicrobial stewardship. An epidemic that is setting off global alarms, resistant organisms are wreaking havoc on patient safety and healthcare costs to the tune of 23,000 deaths and $34 billion annually.

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Topics: antimicrobial stewardship

ASHP Midyear 2016: Review Changing Antimicrobial Stewardship and Sterile Compounding Regulations

Posted on 11/29/16 | Comments

Evolving antimicrobial stewardship and sterile compounding regulations will be some of the most popular issues covered at this year’s ASHP Midyear Conference in Las Vegas from December 4 to 8.

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Topics: clinical surveillance, sterile compounding

Noosh Letter: Medication-Safety Technologies and Beating the Clock

Posted on 11/23/16 | Comments

I’ve been thinking about medication-safety technologies and beating the clock.

Sixty years ago, I enjoyed the popular ABC black-and-white television game show Beat the Clock. "America's number one clock watcher" and host, Bud Collyer, gave contestants simple, fun assignments. On one episode, a lady had to balance a dinner plate on a pencil for fifteen seconds—before the clock “beat her.” On another, a guy had to tie a necktie in under a minute. Hey, there wasn’t much to do back then. Television programming has come a long way.

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Topics: Medication Error

Spotlight on Clinical Surveillance: The Sentri7 Value Proposition

Posted on 11/22/16 | Comments

In recent years, the use of clinical surveillance technology has emerged as a proven best practice for delivering proactive, quality-focused care that drives tangible outcomes improvement. Hospitals are increasingly leveraging the streamlined, data-driven workflows powered by these solutions for high-level initiatives such as infection prevention, antimicrobial stewardship and medication management.

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Topics: clinical surveillance

Weekly Healthcare Roundup: Changes to Antibiotic Treatment May Help Beat MRSA, Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Stroke

Posted on 11/17/16 | Comments

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Building a Case for Funding and Support of Sterile Compounding Compliance

Posted on 11/16/16 | Comments

With the recently published USP Chapter 800 standards for hazardous drug compounding and the proposed USP Chapter 797 revisions under review by the USP Compounding Expert Committee, those involved in hazardous drug and other sterile compounding should expect more focus on quality assurance and control.1 Pharmacists must build a case to secure the proper resources will be needed to meet the changing standards.

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Topics: sterile compounding

Weekly Healthcare Roundup: First US Cases of Rare and Deadly Fungal Disease, WHO Guidelines to Prevent SSIs

Posted on 11/10/16 | Comments

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Taking Hold of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Opportunity: How Impactful are your Strategies?

Posted on 11/09/16 | Comments

It’s true that the current National Action Plan for Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance is prompting regulatory action and increasing expectations around antimicrobial stewardship. While these movements are capturing the attention of the hospital C-suite, the business case for investing in high-performing antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) is already an easy one to make, irrespective of the active regulatory climate.

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Topics: antimicrobial stewardship

Weekly Healthcare Roundup: Patient Safety Benefits When Hospitals Provide Feedback to Staff Who Report Errors

Posted on 11/03/16 | Comments

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