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The Benefits of Tracking Medication Errors in LTC

Every healthcare organization, including Long Term Care, has a duty to continually improve systems to prevent harm to patients due to medication errors. Health care organizations have to monitor actual and potential medication errors that occur. The value of medication error reports and other data gathering strategies is to provide the information that allows an…

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6 Ways to Avoid Medication Mistakes

Know your medications by name. If you know the name of your medications, you will be able to be sure that you are receiving the right medication each time you get it.  Ask questions about your medications. Some questions you may have: Why is the tablet a different color this time than it was the…

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The Ketogenic Diet: What’s All the Hype?

You’ve probably heard about the Ketogenic diet by now. Celebrities are losing weight and touting its benefits. If you haven’t heard, the ketogenic diet is a way of eating that restricts carbohydrates, includes moderate protein and high fat. There are a growing number of physicians who don’t think a well-formulated keto diet is a fad…

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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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