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.
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.
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.