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.

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

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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.


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 2017 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!

Anthony M. Magno
Division Vice President, Education & Training
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

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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 2017 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

Anthony M. Magno
Division Vice President, Education & Training
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

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Clostridium difficile Associated Disease

April 12, 2017

Clostridium difficile Associated Disease is a significant infectious disease in the United States that increases  morbidity and mortality.  Unfortunately, the incidence of disease is increasing, but there are ways to prevent it.  Through enahnced infection control practice and through the principles of antimicrobial stewardship, the incidence of disease can be dramatically reduced.  In this podcast, we will discuss strategies to reduce the incidence of disease and protect patients from the consequences of infection

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

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Pharmacy Pain Management Program

April 7, 2017

Listen to a discussion between Larry Bierley, Gabriel Abiola and Nasir Mian regarding their Pharmacy based pain management program.  

You'll learn more about their specific facility, the increasing need for a pain service, Clinical Pharmacist requirements, patient selection, discharge planning, and lessons learned.

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March 2017 Tip of the Month: PowerPoint: How to Avoid Information Overload!

March 17, 2017

This podcast discusses techniques on how to use PowerPoint the proper way - as an engaging visual aid to augment your presentation, speech or lecture!

Learn how to avoid overwhelming your audience with data and facts; go "text light and image heavy"

Anthony M. Magno
Division Vice President, Education & Training
Comprehensive Pharmacy Services

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Expect the most out of your Pharmacy Automation system

March 6, 2017

Identifying the numerous areas that can affect the Pharmacy Automation System.  By improving the management process of the Automation System will result in improved Nursing Satisfaction and Pharmacy staff duties.

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ADEs, ADRs, and Medication Errors: What’s the Difference?

February 27, 2017

The terms ADE, ADR, and medication error are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are different and distinct

By Chris Beebe
DVP Medication Safety

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