January 2018

Urinary Tract Infections: Opportunities for Clinical and Stewardship Pharmacists

January 25, 2018

Infectious Diseases Focus

The high volume of antibiotics for urinary tract infections has led to a heavy burden on the health care system, creating an opportunity for antimicrobial stewardship pharmacists to offer recommendations on appropriate therapy, duration of treatment, and unnecessary use of antibiotics.

Key Points to Consider From USP

January 25, 2018

Safe Handling

Each year, more than 8 million U.S. health care personnel are potentially exposed to hazardous medications. Acute and chronic health effects have been reported, including headaches, ocular problems, rashes, hair loss, adverse reproductive health, and increased cancer risk.

340B and the Medicare Cost Report

January 24, 2018

Viewpoints

Certain institutional providers are required to file a Medicare cost report annually to CMS, which uses that information to set prospective payment rates and determine if Medicare overpaid or underpaid a given institution during the submitted fiscal year.

Treating Diabetes Requires a Multifaceted Approach

January 24, 2018

Formulary Drug Review

Diabetes is a complex, chronic disease requires a multifaceted approach to management that combines education and support, lifestyle modifications, and pharmacological treatment.

Understanding the Implications of Vaccinations for Elderly Adults: Role of the Pharmacist

January 15, 2018

Continuing Education

Adults aged 65 years and older are especially vulnerable to complications associated with influenza, yet vaccination rates remain well below national health goals. This program will focus on the pharmacist’s role in administering and increasing awareness of the annual influenza vaccination for older adults.