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Oral Anticoagulant Comparison Chart

Anticoagulant medications are the mainstay drugs used to treat VTE, and several numerous oral anticoagulants have entered the market recently, most notably:  

  • Pradaxa™
  • Xarelto™
  • Eliquis™

This Monthly Resource provides a comparative chart of these newer anticoagulant medications, as well as warfarin and enoxaparin, on how to effectively:

  • Distinguish between anticoagulants
  • Understand their approved uses
  • Monitor effectively
  • Outline potential adverse effects

Download the info here!

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Administration of IV Meds

03-2015 M.R. snipAdministration of IV medications, other than antibiotics, in the long-term
care environment can be challenging at times, especially when one is not certain of what IV medications can be safely given outside of an acute care setting.

This monthly resource provides two IV medication guides to assist DONs, LNHAs and medical directors to make appropriate choices and formulate a plan for safely accepting and/or keeping a patient at their facility, as well as a preventing hospital readmission.

Download the information here.

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Investigation of Potential Controlled Substance Diversion

Fro2015-02 M.R. snip Diversionm both a compliance and risk management standpoint, long-term care facilities need clear and effective methods to address suspected drug diversion. In this Monthly Resource, we provide a framework that facilities can use to develop policies and procedures or supplement existing ones, related to drug diversion. Facilities may want to consider creating a checklist to guide staff so there is a consistent response whenever drug diversion is suspected.

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Alcohol & Med Interactions

Alcohol and medications can be a dangerous combination.2015-01 Alcohol & Med nips Many residents and their families do not realize that mixing alcohol with medications can produce additive side effects. All need to beware.

This reference guide contains a listing of medications by therapeutic class and the potential severity, risk and effects with alcohol interactions. The classifications can help define the severity and raise awareness and questions, if some of the effects described are noticed.

Download the information here

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Influenza Outbreak Management

2014-12 Influenza snip

A number of states are experiencing regional and even widespread
reports of influenza and influenza-like symptoms. This Monthly Resource encapsulates the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guideline tailored for long-term care facilities. 

This information may prove to be useful to you and your colleagues this winter. 

Download the information here

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Black Box Warnings

2014-11 M.R. snipThe resource this month provides valuable information about Black Box Warnings, including: 

  • The background regarding the FDA use of these alerts 
  • Situations and conditions, when black bock warnings are issued
  • The legal ramifications of prescribing black box warning drugs

We have included a grid of the top 10 drug classes relating to the geriatric population that ouline the indications, black box warnings and management management strategy of each. 

Download the information here

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Pneumococcal pneumonia and vaccination


Snip 10-2014 MDPneumococcal pneumonia continues to cause significant mortality and morbidity in the US, half of which could be prevented with timely vaccination. Geriatric patients are particularly susceptible to
 the bacteria. 

Two main vaccines are used in the US that dramatically reduce the incidence of pneumonia and other invasive diseases such as bacteremia and meningitis - Pneumovax 23 (pneumococcal polysaccharide) and Prevnar -13 (pneumococcal conjugate) vaccines and the downloadable guidelines contains information including the timing of administration of the vaccines. Please review them and as always, 

Download the information here

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Alzheimer's Disease

Alz 2014-09 M.D. snipMaintaining perspective when caring for residents with Alzheimer's Disease can be difficult for families and staff members alike. This month's resource contains graphics that:

  • Detail the typical progression of the disease
  • Identify the peak incidence of several related and often troubling behaviors. 

This information may be useful in the care planning process, as well as in the development of overall programming for dementia units. Additionally, sharing this information with families will likely aid in their understanding of the disease, and in turn allow them to make better informed treatment decisions, including those related to medication management and end of life care.  

Download the Graphs Here!

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Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies

2014-08 snip REMSRisk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies

This resource will provide you with an updated listing of medications that you may have a difficult time getting for your patient due to restricted access imposed by the FDA. 

 

 

Download the Reference Guide Here! 

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Reference Guide for Warfarin Therapy

SnippingUse of warfarin requires close monitoring to avoid adverse consequences

Warfarin remains the most widely used anticoagulant agent in long term care, largely due to the ease of oral administration and low cost. However, management of warfarin therapy can be challenging, with multiple factors affecting how the medication acts in the body.

Our reference guide outlines:

  1. Elevated INRs and Treatment of Anticoagulant Related Bleeding
  2. Regulated Guidance for F329 and Deficiency Categorization

Download the Reference Guide Here!

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