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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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Insulin and Non-Insulin Pen Quick Reference Guide

Insulin Pen picQuick Reference Guide for Insulin and Non-Insulin Pens

Injectable “pens” containing insulin and non-insulin medications have become common place in the healthcare industry, but nurses need to be aware of the differences between the pens and how to correctly use these devices to avoid medication errors.  

This resource will assist your nursing staff to identify

  • Manufacturer required steps, which also avoid survey citations
  • Pen safety guideline
  • In-use pen storage guidelines

Download the Reference Guide Here! 

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No Pain, No Gain?

SnipUnderstanding the risks with pain medication and pain management


The importance of understanding the risk associated with pain medication and pain management for each resident cannot be understated. This resource guide examines the importance of analyzing each resident's situation when managing his/her pain. We have included a Clinical Alert from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene that was issued in Spring 2009 and continues to be extremely relevant today. 

 

Download the Clinical Alert

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Expiration Guidelines for Inhalation Products

Many healthcare providers are not aware that the expiration dating of many inhalation products change once the items are removed from their primary packaging and are “in use”.

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This document will highlight the following best practices:

  • Once these products are opened, they must be used within a specific timeframe to avoid reduced potency and, potentially, 
    reduced efficacy.
  • Many inhalers now contain dose counters, and they should be discarded when the counter reads “0”.
  • Remaining unused nebulizer solution vials that are originally packaged in a foil wrapper should be replaced back in the foil wrapper for storage.
  • For devices with gelatin capsules, remove the capsule only immediately prior to using.

 Download the Guidelines

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5 Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls When Evaluating Lab Results

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While objective laboratory data can be extremely useful in themanagement of long-term care residents, misinterpretation of diagnostic tests may have devastating consequences. Since resident assessment is a primary function of the Registered Nurse, the ability to understand laboratory results and put them in context of a resident’s current condition are vital skills.

Download our 5 Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls When Evaluating Lab Results today, to identify several situations where failing to fully appreciate the significance of laboratory results can adversely affect the safety of your residents.

 

Download the 5 Tips Today!

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INR Reference Guide

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Managing residents on warfarin therapy can be challenging, considering the wide array of medications, food, and lifestyle choices that can influence the drug’s effect in the body.

This guide will help the user identify significant influences that result in either an increased or decreased INR, and provide practical advice on clinical management of the resident. 

This comparison chart will help you:

  • When considering the addition or discontinuation of a new drug for a resident on warfarin
  • If a previously stable resident now has an unstable INR
  • Develop a plan specific to a resident's therapy

Download the Guide

 

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Medication Pass Checklist

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Nurses have a crucial role in the administration of medications as they are the final link in the medication process. The nurse is responsible for making sure the resident’s medications are administered correctly according to the licensed independent practitioner’s orders, manufacturer’s specifications, and acceptable standards of practice and quality of care.

This resource will help the nurse avoid medication errors by paying special attention to:

  • Medication pass regulations and standards of practice
  • Manufacturer guidelines regarding different routes of medication administration
  • Proper documentation of the medication pass 

Download the Checklist

 

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