From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care.   In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address the influenza vaccine 2016-2017,  CMS reform of requirements for LTC facilities, and a Butrans review.>>> From the Front Lines – November 2016<<<

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From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care.   In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address Coumadin drug interactions, prevention of Clostridium difficile Infection, a safety alert for Fluoroquinolones, and an empiric treatment of urinary tract infections.>>> From the Front Lines – October 2016 <<<

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From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care.   In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address the use of antipsychotics, medication name confusion, a new oral anticoagulant, and the re-dispense function.>>> From the Front Lines – September 2016 <<<

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From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and Long-Term Care From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care. In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address the race to develop a Zika vaccine, use of psychopharmacological medications for behavior control, an FDA warning for Loperamide use, and new oral anticoagulants.>>> From the Front Lines – August 2016 <<<

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From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and LTC From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care.   In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address duragestic safety, lipid lowering agents, new high quality measures on Nursing Home Compare, and new oral anticoagulants.>>> From the Front Lines – July 2016 <<<

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From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and LTC From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care.   In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address the enhanced therapeutic interchange program, new oral anticoagulants, potential restrictions from the FDA on fluoroquinolones, and a new drug update.>>> From the Front Lines – June 2016 <<<

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From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and LTC From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care.   In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address new insulin products, the CDC opioid-prescribing guideline, recommended treatment for elevated INR, and controlled substance prescriptions procedure. >>> From the Front Lines – April 2016 <<<

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From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and LTC From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care.   In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address antibiotic stewardship in LTC, the relationship between proton-pump inhibitors and the risk of dementia, appropriate cleaning of glucometers, and an AlixaRx policy review. >>> From the Front Lines – March 2016 <<<

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From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and LTC From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care.   In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address what you need to know about Zika Virus, alternatives to potentially inappropriate medications in the elderly, the challenges of switching to insulin pens, and which vitamin K dosage form is preferred in LTC. >>> From the Front Lines – February 2016 <<<

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From the Front Lines  Appropriate Medication Use in Post-Acute and LTC From the Front Lines is a monthly publication of AlixaRx Pharmacy that shares best practices and medication-related challenges faced by “front line” staff in long-term care and post-acute (LTCPAC) facilities.  Members of the interdisciplinary team are encouraged to submit articles about actual issues addressed each day in their living centers and especially how they were able to address these issues as a team.  Our goal is to learn from each other so that we may better serve the patients in our care.   In this month’s issue of From the Front Lines, AlixaRx Clinical Pharmacists address medication-induced hypothyroidism, accountability for liquid controlled medications, part 3 of a nursing update, and ADU optimization. >>> From the Front Lines – January 2016 <<<

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