Insulin pens have become commonplace in many senior-living communities due to the benefits they provide. However, the Illinois Department of Public Health is closely monitoring the use of these devices because insulin pen misuse can lead to medication errors and inaccurate insulin administration.
The Symbria Rx Services Preferred Drug Formulary is a valuable tool that helps your community manage its prescription costs. We update our Preferred Drug Formulary every quarter to help physicians choose medications that will effectively treat your residents' health conditions while controlling for cost.
The Symbria Rx Services Preferred Drug Formulary is a valuable tool that can help your community manage its prescription costs. We update our Preferred Drug Formulary every quarter to help physicians choose medications that will effectively treat your residents' health conditions while controlling for cost.
If your community has been collecting unused drugs for disposal, here's great news! The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will hold the 10th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 26, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Earlier this year, the therapy cap exceptions process was extended until December 31, 2017. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) provides the following guidance.
Symbria Rx Services is proud to welcome Greenfields of Geneva Home Care to our client roster. Greenfields of Geneva is part of Illinois-based Friendship Senior Options, a not-for-profit organization that is at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to satisfy the critical needs of the senior living marketplace.
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.
We're excited to let you know about a new service that is now available from Allscripts – the ePrescribeTM Deluxe EPCS (electronic prescribing of controlled substances) program. This electronic solution can decrease the time required for physicians to provide controlled substance prescriptions to our pharmacy that are legally compliant and improve the availability of pain medication for your new residents.
Sanofi has received FDA approval of Toujeo® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection), a next-generation Lantus®. Like Lantus, Toujeo is a once-daily, long-acting basal insulin that is designed to improve glycemic control in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes; however, Toujeo offers a stronger version.