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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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