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Rx Reminders

  • Statute Update–Medication Returns

    This year, the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy’s clarified statutes regarding medication returns: “Minnesota statutes do not currently allow pharmacies to accept drugs from ‘ultimate users’ for the purpose of having them disposed of as pharmaceutical waste. This is true for any drug—not just controlled substances.” Merwin LTC Pharmacy can only accept medication back from skilled nursing facilities that are creditable and in the original pharmacy packaging.

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  • Eight “Rights” Of Administering Medication

    To help prevent medication errors, ensure you address these rights each time you pass your medications.

    1. Right RESIDENT
    2. Right DRUG
    3. Right DOSE
    4. Right DOSAGE FORM
    5. Right ROUTE
    6. Right TIME
    7. Right REASON
    8. Right DOCUMENTATION

    For more information, visit Lippincott NursingCenter®.

  • Top Five High Risk Medications

    1. Heparin 2. Lovenox® 3. Coumadin® 4. Insulin 5. Digoxin These high risk drugs have a low therapeutic index* which can lead to increased ER visits and hospitalizations. When these drugs are used in error, there is a heightened risk of significant resident harm and/or death. Close clinical monitoring is required for unstable residents based on their labs, c/o and signs/symptoms, and significant medication errors need to be called into Common Entry Point (CEP). It’s also critical to notify your supervisor and follow your P&P when such an error occurs.

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  • Statute Update–Medication Returns

    This year, the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy’s clarified statutes regarding medication returns: “Minnesota statutes do not currently allow pharmacies to accept drugs from ‘ultimate users’ for the purpose of having them disposed of as pharmaceutical waste.

    Read More

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