Patients with Pain & Addiction

October 6, 2017

This podcast discusses how to treat patients with pain who have a prior history of addiction.  Just because they’re addicts, doesn’t mean they don’t have pain too

Presenter:
Kathrine Sowa
Resident Pharmacist
Lafayette General Medical Center

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July Tip of the Month: Excel Spreadsheet Power Tips

July 12, 2017

Learn how to quickly format an entire workbook with a single mouse click and to adjust multiple column widths simultaneously!

Presenter:

Anthony M. Magno
Division Vice President, Education & Training
CPS

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The Codeine Conundrum: Mapping the Safety Story

July 7, 2017

In April 2017, the FDA strengthened warnings and contraindications around codeine- and tramadol-containing products as a result of a review of adverse events from 1969 to May 2015.  This podcast reviews details of these warnings and contraindications.

Presenters:
Rabiah Dys, PharmD
Division Vice President
Clinical Program Development, CPS

Valerie Sheehan, PharmD
Director, Clinical Program Development, CPS

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USP 800: Physical Plant Requirements and Strategies

June 15, 2017

CPS compliance specialists will discuss various issues around compounding of hazardous drugs and the physical plant challenges that are presented with this activity.

Presented by:

Chris Beebe, RPh, MBA
Division Vice President, Medication Safety

Robert Sobolik, R.Ph., MSM
Director of Compliance and Regulatory Services

 

 

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June Tip of the Month: Edge an Exciting New Internet Browser

June 13, 2017

Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox now face a new competitor - MS Edge!

This podcast focuses on a some of the new annotation tools that will enable you to mark up any webpage you visit and share it with others!

Presenter:
Anthony M. Magno
DVP, Education & Training
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

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Antimicrobial Stewardship and the Role of Nursing

June 1, 2017

Up to 50% of antibiotics are prescribed inappropriately, and this overuse is rapidly accelerating resistance, leading to increased mortality and morbidity in patients. 

Antimicrobial stewardship is a coordinated intervention to reduce the use of unnecessary antibiotics and improve patient outcomes. At the center of patient care, nurses have tremendous influence in the success of such programs. 

This podcast will cover effective elements of antimicrobial stewardship as well as practical strategies for nurses.

Presenter:
Davey Legendre, Pharm.D., MBA, BCPS-AQID
Regional Vice President Clinical - Infectious Diseases

 Click here to download the infograph---->Nursing Infograph

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The Ever Growing Importance of Admission Medication Reconciliations

May 24, 2017

As patients see more doctors with various specilities, it is critical that all members of the healthcare team understand what medications the patient is taking. Admission medication reconciliations help the healthcare team understand what medications the patient should be taking as well as how the patient is actually taking their prescriptions. Proper understanding of a patient's prescribed medications, OTC products, and herbal supplements help create a continuation of care and ensure proper monitoring of drug/drug interactions and compliance.

Presenters:

Jeff Lackman, RPh
Divisional President
CPS Telepharmacy -  Rx Remote Solutions - Rx Transition

Aalap Modi, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
CPS Telepharmacy - Rx Transitions of Care

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May Tip of the month: Cool Tricks & Shortcuts for MS Word Users

May 9, 2017

Our tip this month is on Microsoft Word; learn how to format text blocks, quickly change sentence casing with a keyboard shortcut & using Word like a white board!

Presenter:
Anthony M. Magno
Division Vice President, Education & Training

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Joint Commission: Medication Management Challenges

May 3, 2017

Common survey findings can be avoided and the medication use process can be improved with attention to the issues presented in this podcast
Learn strategies to address common TJC citations around pharmacy and medication management

Presented by:

Chris Beebe, RPh, MBA
Division Vice President, Medication Safety

Allen Welch, Pharm.D.
Director, Compliance & Regulatory Services

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April Tip of the Month: Integrate images into PowerPoint the Right Way!

April 20, 2017

Learn how to properly use logos and pictures to make your PowerPoint presentations more engaging and professional

Presented by:

Anthony M. Magno
Division Vice President
CPS

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