Symbria Rx Services shares long-term-care pharmacy concerns with legislators

On August 31, Illinois State Senator Pat McGuire and Illinois State Representative Emily McAsey joined Symbria President & CEO Jill Krueger and Symbria Rx Services Chief Operating Officer Tom Noesen for a tour of our pharmacy operations center in Woodridge, IL. The visit, which was coordinated by the Illinois Association of Long Term Care Pharmacy Providers, gave the legislators a behind-the-scenes look at how our pharmacy works.


New resource available for using the Pari LC Plus Nebulizer with TOBI

Like many medications for respiratory problems, TOBI® (tobramycin) is available as an inhaled treatment that delivers medication directly to the airway using a nebulizer. However, nebulized TOBI also requires a source of compressed air – the PulmoAide 5650D Compressor – for proper administration. This device provides a series of filters that prevent harm to the administrator of the treatment and anyone who may enter the treatment area.


New Do Not Crush message provides guidance for skilled nursing communities

Some medications must remain intact before administration. In fact, crushing or cutting extended-release products can cause patients to initially receive an overdose of the drug – and to receive an insufficient level of medication to obtain the desired effect during the remainder of the extended-release timeframe. 


POS for IVs can save time for nurses using electronic health records

Symbria Rx Services offers a physician order sheet (POS) for IVs that identifies common protocols in a standing-order format. This type of POS for IVs sheet gives your nursing staff the ability to simply check a box to indicate IV line protocols, including IV line type, flushing orders, and dressing change instructions.


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