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Navigating Medication Refusal in Long-Term Care Settings

Providers in long-term care facilities are accustomed to patients who, for a variety of reasons, are not interested in or willing to comply with a prescribed course of medication. And …

Opioid Use Disorder Treatment In Long-Term Care Settings

Opioid use disorder is an epidemic that, as experts have stated time again, is impacting every community across the country. Those communities range from urban areas to suburban communities to …

Audit of Psychotropic Use in Nursing Homes Acts as Additional Patient Safety Support

Polypharmacy, the simultaneous use of multiple medications at once, is a reality of our era. Statistics indicate that more than 40% of older adults take at least five prescription medications, …

How Long-Term Care Pharmacists Promote Medication Safety

Long-term care pharmacists not only have a responsibility to properly dispense medication, but they also have a responsibility to overall patient safety. While working to meet the medication needs of …

Safety First: Protocols For Dispensing Medications Properly

Safety protocols loom large in the day-to-day work pharmacists conduct. From personal safety to medication storage to safely dispensing prescribed medication, pharmacists are acutely aware of the importance of workplace …