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Shingrix: Key differences from Zostavax that you should know

Shingrix is the new shingles vaccine on the block; and it has led to some confusion among healthcare providers.  This has led to a number of reported medication errors via the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS).  Errors have included incorrect storage, wrong route of administration, and incorrect reconstitution.  There are some key differences to…

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Celebrating 10 Years of Educating the Long Term Care Community

By: Becky Cross, RN, BSN Holladay Director of Customer Relations and Nurse Consultant NEED CE HOURS?  HOLLADAY CAN HELP! Holladay Healthcare Pharmacy will be hosting our 10th Annual Holladay Educational Learning Program (H.E.L.P.) on March 21st & 22nd, 2019.  The program will be held at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC.  H.E.L.P. offers attendees the flexibility to…

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CDC Gives Thumbs Up to SHINGRIX

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/index.html (accessed 9/6/2018) almost 1 out of every 3 people in the US will develop shingles in their lifetime. The risk of shingles increases with age. Shingles causes a painful rash or blisters that usually resolve in 2 to 4 weeks, but can also cause a…

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NEW RISKS OF PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS

There has been extensive evidence to support using proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for short term use only. Unfortunately, in the long term care setting, most patients take PPIs due to being discharged on one from the hospital. Part of the job of the pharmacist consultant is to keep patients safe and this includes requesting that…

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How to Help Save Lives with Med Reminder Apps

Medication non-adherence can be a life-threatening prospect for some long term care facility residents. Nearly 125,000 deaths annually are attributed to failed medication adherence. It can also be a costly problem within your facility. When residents who are on strict or complex medication regimens get off schedule or take the wrong dosage, the result is…

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