COVID Industry News – December 2020

December 23, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 12.29.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 12.22.2020 Skilled Nursing:  COVID-Skilled Nursing News 12.29.2020 COVID-Skilled Nursing News 12.22.2020

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Boomers And Seniors Housing: What Will The Future Look Like?

December 14, 2020

Presented By: Bob Kramer, President and Founder of Nexus Insights Date: December 17, 2020 at 1:00PM ET Tomorrow’s customer—the boomer […]

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Auditing Your P.D.P.M. Process

December 12, 2020

Presented By: Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Founder and Director of The Alliance Training Center
Date: October 14, 2020 at 1:00PM ET

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Vaccine Briefing – Development, Safety And Distribution

December 11, 2020

Presented By: John Schulte, Vice President of Quality Improvement at Argentum and TJ Griffin, R.Ph, Chief Pharmacy Officer at PharMerica […]

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Skilled Nursing InformRx Newsletter – Q4 2020

December 10, 2020

Medication care, cost, and compliance at long-term care facilities are crucial to providing better patient outcomes. That’s why the pharmacy […]

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Survey Prep Timeline

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Facility System Assessment Requirements

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Med Pass Observation

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Infection Control Mini Survey Preparation Checklist

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Helping Staff Cope During COVID-19

November 24, 2020

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic has caused a range of reactions, top among them fear and anxiety. While everyone responds differently […]

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Breaking The Mold

November 18, 2020

For those who manage or operate skilled nursing facilities, the work they do can often feel like juggling five bowling […]

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Fostering Trust: How PharMerica Partners To Meet The COVID-19 Challenge

November 18, 2020

Organizations all over the world, in every field, have had to rethink how they will operate in a world consumed […]

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Growing & Developing The Healthcare Workforce

November 18, 2020

Presented By: Bob Kramer, Founder and President of Nexus Insights Date: November 17, 2020 at 1:00PM ET This webinar will […]

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Skilled Nursing Industry News – May 2020

November 11, 2020

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Skilled Nursing Industry News – March 2020

November 11, 2020

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Skilled Nursing Industry News – January 2020

November 11, 2020

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COVID Industry News – October 2020

November 11, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 10.7.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 10.14.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 10.28.2020 Skilled Nursing:  COVID-Skilled Nursing News 10.7.2020 […]

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COVID Industry News – September 2020

November 11, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 9.22.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 9.30.2020 Skilled Nursing: COVID-Skilled Nursing News 9.22.2020 COVID-Skilled Nursing News 9.30.2020

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COVID Industry News – August 2020

November 11, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 8.4.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 8.18.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 8.25.2020 Skilled Nursing: COVID-Skilled Nursing News 8.18.2020 […]

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COVID Industry News – July 2020

November 11, 2020

Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 7.8.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 7.16.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 7.22.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 7.29.2020 Skilled Nursing: […]

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COVID Industry News – June 2020

November 11, 2020

COVID-Industry News 6.1.2020 COVID-Industry News 6.16.2020 COVID-Industry News 6.24.2020 Senior Living: COVID-Senior Living News 6.25.2020 COVID-Senior Living News 6.30.2020 Skilled […]

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COVID Industry News – May 2020

November 11, 2020

COVID-Industry News 5.1.2020 COVID-Industry News 5.5.2020 COVID-Industry News 5.7.2020 COVID-Industry News 5.11.2020 COVID-Industry News 5.27.2020

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COVID Industry News – April 2020

November 11, 2020

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COVID Industry News – March 2020

November 11, 2020

COVID-Industry News 3.24.2020 COVID-Industry News 3.26.2020 COVID-Industry News 3.30.2020

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IDD InformRx Newsletter – Q3 2020

November 10, 2020

Individuals with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities deserve superior care that helps them live their best lives. As part of […]

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Strict New Hazardous Drug Disposal Rules Now Affect Nursing Homes

November 10, 2020

It’s been estimated by University of Chicago researchers and others that more than $2 billion a year in drugs are […]

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Navigating The Minefields Of Regulation: Welcome To Skilled Nursing Care

November 10, 2020

To understand the regulatory polypheme that is long-term care, consider the assessment of Jindou Lee, CEO of HappyCo, a San […]

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Mega Rule: How A Massive Pharmacy Regulation Is Shaping Healthcare

November 10, 2020

The Mega Rule deconstructed. Find out the key issues for long-term care facilities and how PharMerica consultant pharmacists can aid […]

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Article 10 Monitor And Maintain

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 9 Game Day Plan

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 8 Test Your PDPM Readiness – It’s All About The Data

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 7 Beyond Implementation: Enhancing Efficiencies

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 6 It’s Time To Pull In Partners

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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The New Patient Driven Payment Model – An Overview For Nursing Homes

November 10, 2020

There’s no topic garnering more buzz in SNF circles than the fast-approaching PDPM reimbursement system. What do SNFs need to […]

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Article 5 Documentation Demands And How To Meet Them

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles authored by […]

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Article 4 It’s Time to Audit Your Coding Practices

November 10, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) signals a total change in the […]

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Article 3 Building Staff Competencies: Training Tips for Your Team

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles […]

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Article 2 Preparing for the Patient Driven Payment Model In Five Steps

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles authored by […]

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Article 1 The Impact of Patient Driven Payment Model on Your Business: What You Need to Know

November 10, 2020

Get ready for the October implementation date of the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) with our informative series of articles authored by […]

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Preventing Adverse Drug Events With DNA

November 10, 2020

To maximize the value of drug treatments while preventing harm, some facilities are looking to a novel approach: pharmacogenomics. Since […]

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Reducing Skilled Nursing Facility Rehospitalizations With Effective Pharmacy Intervention

November 10, 2020

With one in five Medicare beneficiaries readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of release, hospitals are increasingly looking to […]

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Addressing Top Medication Safety Issues In Long-Term Care Facilities

November 10, 2020

There are numerous factors to consider when evaluating medication safety in long-term care facilities. While each carries their unique risk […]

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Reducing Medication Errors Starts at Admission

November 10, 2020

Errors during medication administration can pose as a significant risk for the elderly, with the risk being especially high during […]

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Top Skilled Nursing Facility Trends for 2019

November 10, 2020

Like recent eventful years, 2019 presents new challenges for skilled nursing facilities. And to succeed in this era of disruption, […]

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Addressing Short-Stay Challenges With Effective Medication Management

November 10, 2020

About 40 percent of Medicare patients are admitted to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or rehabilitation facility after being discharged […]

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Communication Is Key To Consultant Pharmacist Effectiveness – by T.J. Griffin, RPh., Chief Pharmacy Officer

November 10, 2020

Consultant pharmacists bring extraordinary – and well-established – value to long-term care communities. As external pressure rises to contain the […]

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Improved Patient Discharge Practices Reduce Fines

November 10, 2020

Recent data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) indicates that despite increased pressures to lower rehospitalizations, the overall […]

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Reducing Medication Errors and Improving Patient Outcomes

November 10, 2020

With Americans living longer, the average stay in a long-term care facility has increased up to 835 days, per the […]

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Leveraging Technology to Reduce Dose Omissions

November 10, 2020

Care in long-term care environments is increasingly complex. And one of the most significant contributors to the challenges of resident […]

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Emergency Preparedness in Long Term Care Pharmacy

November 10, 2020

Steps to Preserving Medication Access Extreme weather, man-made threats and other emergencies can cause long-term care facilities to lose power, […]

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Improving Occupancy Through Improved Medication Management

November 10, 2020

Residency numbers continue to decline in skilled nursing, with recent reports citing occupancy as low as 81.7 percent. Operators who […]

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Addressing Staffing Challenges Organization-Wide

November 10, 2020

Staffing at skilled nursing facilities across the U.S. continues to be a challenge. In fact, recent payroll data analyzed by […]

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In brief: ‘Frailty’ takes on added urgency in today’s senior population

November 10, 2020

Nearly two decades ago, researchers predicted the coming wave of “boomers” would be the first group of seniors whose onset […]

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COVID-19 and Continuity of Care with Telehealth

November 9, 2020

Telemedicine has been revolutionizing the way care gets delivered. And during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been essential to keeping […]

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Protecting Workers’ Financial Health During COVID-19

November 9, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic not only poses risks to workers’ physical and psychological well-being but their fiscal health as well. With […]

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Top 10 Skilled Nursing Activities During COVID-19

November 9, 2020

Central to many assisted living facilities is congregation – in activities, common spaces and dining rooms. But with the risk […]

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Boosting Staff Morale During the Pandemic

November 9, 2020

While some assisted living communities have faced crises before like natural disasters, nothing could have prepared the industry for the […]

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Preserving Resident Well-Being During COVID-19

November 9, 2020

Skilled Nursing Facilities work to provide comfortable settings for aging seniors. But even in these safe, comforting environments, patients are […]

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Heal the Healer: Prioritizing Nurses’ Mental Health

November 9, 2020

Nursing is the largest healthcare profession, and nurses deliver most of the nation’s long-term care. Yet the emotional toll of […]

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Managing Information During COVID-19

November 9, 2020

During a national emergency like COVID-19, news and information are essential to providing a sense of control, reducing uncertainty, and […]

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Combat Workplace Violence During the Pandemic

November 9, 2020

Even prior to COVID-19, cases of workplace violence were on the rise. From threats and intimidation to assaults and shootings, […]

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Reopening To Visitors

November 9, 2020

The long-term care industry has been at the epicenter of COVID-19, leading the country’s fatalities from the virus. To curb […]

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Post-Pandemic Infectious Disease Protocols

November 9, 2020

Precautions will persist after the initial wave of COVID-19 to prevent future spread of the virus, especially in high-risk populations […]

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Rethinking Senior Spaces Post-Pandemic

November 9, 2020

Central to keeping patients safe in the midst of COVID-19 is social distancing. According to the CDC, limiting face-to-face contact […]

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Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Prescribing Trends and Pharmacist-Led Outbreak Preparedness in Long-Term Care Pharmacy During Coronavirus Disease 2019

November 6, 2020

A summary of the comprehensive preparedness plan and infection control measures instituted by the Outbreak Preparedness and Action Committee formed […]

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USP 800 Pharmacy Training and Post-test

November 6, 2020

Self-paced learning course and post-test for PharMerica pharmacists and technicians. Courses: Pharmacy Training Pharmacy Post-Test

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USP 800 Long Term Care Facility Training and Post-test

November 6, 2020

Self-paced learning course and post-test for employees of long-term care facilities. Course: Long Term Care Facility Training Long Term Care […]

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Competency Validation Kit

November 6, 2020

Comprehensive guidelines on proper PPE use for caregivers. Resources: PPE Competency Information Sheet Competency Validation (COVID) Sequence for Putting on […]

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Did You Know?

November 6, 2020

Fact sheets and instructions for easy reference by clinical staff. Antibiotic Resistance Antibiotic Timing Anticonvulsants  Antidepressants Antidiabetics Antihistamines Antihyperlipidemics Antihypertensives […]

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COVID-19 Best Practices

November 6, 2020

Health and safety protocols for staff and residents at senior living and skilled nursing facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Resources: […]

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Implementation of Patient-Centered Medication Pass

November 6, 2020

Patient-Centered Medication Pass is a program allowing long-term care facility residents to choose the times that their scheduled medications are […]

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Building Systems To Sustain Growth

November 6, 2020

Presented By: Jeanne Boschert RN, BS – Corporate Compliance Consultant – Integrity Compliance Solutions Date: November 5, 2020 at 1:00PM […]

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What is the Role of Healthcare in Senior Living in a COVID World?

October 29, 2020

Presented By: Bob Kramer, Founder and President of Nexus Insights Date: October 28, 2020 at 1:00PM ET Four new realities […]

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Senior Living & COVID-19: Industry Impact And A Look Ahead

October 28, 2020

Presented By: James Balda, President & CEO of Argentum Date: October 27, 2020 at 1:00PM ET During this webinar, James […]

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Strategic Issues For P.D.P.M. Requiring Operational And Clinical Focus

October 15, 2020

Presented By: Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Founder and Director of The Alliance Training Center Date: October 14, 2020 at […]

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COVID Impacts And Focus: Positioning To Survive And Excel

October 9, 2020

Presented By: Andy Edeburn, MA, Premier, Inc. Date: October 8, 2020 at 1:00PM ET This webinar is Part 3 of […]

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PharMerica acquires OnePoint Patient Care

September 30, 2020

OPPC is one of the nation’s largest (and the largest non-payer owned) provider of dedicated hospice pharmacy and pharmacy benefits […]

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What Happens Next: Regulatory And Policy Outlook For The Pandemic

September 30, 2020

Presented By: David Gifford, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, AHCA Date: September 29, 2020 at […]

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COVID Impacts And Focus: Clinical Imperatives Moving Forward

September 25, 2020

Presented By: Lori Koeppel, RN, BSN, NHA, DNS-CT, WCC, Koeppel Healthcare Solutions, LLC Date: September 24, 2020 at 1:00PM ET […]

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COVID-19 Mitigation And Value-Based Outcomes In Senior Living

September 16, 2020

Presented By: William R. Mills, M.D. Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs at BrightSpring Health Services Date: September 15, 2020 […]

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COVID Impacts And Focus: The Emerging Landscape

September 11, 2020

Presented By: Andy Edeburn, MA, Premier, Inc. Date: September 10, 2020 at 1:00PM ET This webinar is Part 1 of […]

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Meeting The Dual Challenge Of A Combined COVID And Flu Season

August 26, 2020

Presented By: David Gifford, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Quality & Regulatory Affairs, AHCA Date: August 25, 2020 at […]

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Infection Control, Infection Prevention – Is Your Foundation On A Solid Rock Or Floating Down River?

August 12, 2020

Presented By: Laurie Johnsen, RN, CRNI, FCN and Jesse V. Kinsey BS, RN Date: August 11, 2020 at 1:00PM ET […]

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Creating Solutions: How Nursing Care Moves Ahead Amidst COVID

July 29, 2020

Presented By: Mark Parkinson, AHCA and Robert Dries, PharMerica Date: July 28, 2020 at 1:00PM ET This webinar is Part […]

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Making Sense Of Medications

July 15, 2020

Presented By: Rebecca Wingate, PharmD and Adrienne Hearn, RPh Date: July 14, 2020 at 1:00PM ET Key Webinar Learnings Review […]

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Palliative Care In LTC – Quality Of Life Care For Serious Illness

June 24, 2020

Presented By: Gary Greenspan, MD Date: June 23, 2020 at 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET Key Webinar Learnings Gain an understanding […]

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The Opioid Epidemic And Managing Pain In Senior Living

May 29, 2020

Presented By: Rebecca Wingate, PharmD Date: May 28, 2020 at 1:00PM ET Key Webinar Learnings Review of the opioid epidemic […]

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COVID-19 Hindsight 2020 – Challenges That Lead To Change

May 28, 2020

Presented By: Jeanne Boschert RN, BS Date: May 27, 2020 at 1:00PM ET Key Webinar Learnings Understand how the challenges […]

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Collaborative Strategies For COVID-19: Literature Review & Identifying Frailty Risk

April 30, 2020

Presented By: Steven Buslovich, MD, MSHCPM Date: April 29, 2020 at 1:00PM ET Key Webinar Learnings Explore current literature and […]

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Managing Falls Risk: Improving Quality In Senior Living

April 15, 2020

Presented By: T.J. Griffin, RPh, Chief Pharmacy Officer and Rebecca Wingate, PharmD., Director of Clinical Operations Date: Tuesday, April 14, […]

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