8 Steps to Help Seniors Manage their Emotions

December 9, 2022

For some seniors, anger can be difficult to control. But there are ways that your facility can help.  Check out […]

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Standards of Practice Webinar 2 of 4: Developing a Strategic Approach for IV Therapy

December 7, 2022

Presented by: Jacqueline Fine Vance, RNC, BSN, IP-BC, CDP, ASCOM, LBBP, CDONA/LTC, FACDONA, Senior Director, Clinical Innovation and Education, Mission […]

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Frailty: Why It Is Important, How to Identify It, and Programs to Help

December 7, 2022

Presented by: William Mills, MD, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, BrightSpring Health Services Renee Lach-Sharon, PT, MS, CPHQ, Manager […]

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PEDs and the Medication Mix in Assisted Living

December 7, 2022

Presented by: Deb Choma, RN, C-AL, Director of Member Services, AALNA Jeff Herr, PharmD, Manager of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Date: […]

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Accounting for Quality Outcomes in a Value-Based World Using Proactive Partnerships

December 7, 2022

Presented by: Dr. Arif Nazir, Chief Medical Officer, Primary Care, BrightSpring Health Services   Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Time: […]

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Standards of Practice Webinar 3 of 4: Insulin Management

December 7, 2022

Presented by: Deb Bostic, RN, MSN, HCAM, CMNL, CDONA, Senior Director of Nurses, Genesis Healthcare Matthew Palmer, PharmD, BCGP, Manager of […]

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Healthy Holidays – 6 Tips for Safer Celebrations

December 6, 2022

With the worst of the pandemic behind us, the 2022 holiday season is shaping up to be a happy one. […]

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Banishing Burnout: Building Employee Engagement and Retention

December 6, 2022

Presented by: Sheri Easton-Garrett, MSN, RN, CDP, CMDCP, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, Belmont Village Senior Living Dr. Shad […]

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December 2022 Edition

December 1, 2022

Clinical News 2022 Update to AGS Beers Criteria for PIM The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has convened an expert panel, […]

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Robotics and Artificial Intelligence in Health Care and Opportunities for Innovation

December 1, 2022

Presented by: Zackory Erickson, PhD, Director, Robotic Caregiving and Human Interaction Laboratory and Assistant Professor of Robotics, Carnegie Mellon University […]

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Talking Shop: Improving CNA-Nurse Communication in Long-Term Care

November 30, 2022

Presented by: Lisa Sweet, RN, Chief Clinical Officer of Academy of Certified Health Professionals, National Association of Health Care Assistants […]

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Drug Pricing Reform in Motion: What You Need to Know Now

November 29, 2022

Presented by: David Farber, Lead Counsel and Advisor, Senior Care Pharmacy Coalition Esmé Grewal, Vice President of Government Relations, BrightSpring […]

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Standards of Practice Webinar 4 of 4: The Dos and Don’ts of Antibiotics

November 29, 2022

Presented by: Alena Goergen, BSN, CDONA, RAC-CT, Director of Nursing, Miller Pointe Skilled Nursing Facility and President, NADONA North Dakota […]

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Vitamin-itis: How to Address Supplements in Assisted Living

November 29, 2022

Presented by: Deb Choma, RN, Director of Member Services, AALNA Jeff Herr, PharmD, Manager of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Date: Tuesday, […]

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Ep 11: Working smarter, not longer: Overcoming staff vacancies by improving operational efficiency

November 25, 2022

Guest Speakers: Tina T. Johannessen, National Director of Human Resources, Covenant Living Communities & Services Sheryl White, VP of Health Services, Covenant […]

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Medication Management: Reducing Risk and Improving Outcomes for Individuals with I/DD

November 7, 2022

What you’ll learn: Individuals with I/DD have higher comorbidities than the general population and tend to take more long-term medications. […]

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From OnePoint Patient Care: Top Drug-Drug Interactions in Hospice – What You Need to Know

November 4, 2022

Top Drug-Drug Interactions in Hospice – What You Need to Know Presented by: Joseph Solien, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP, Vice President […]

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November 2022 Edition

November 1, 2022

Clinical News Antibiotic Stewardship Program: Annual Update The updated CMS surveyor guidance, which went into effect on October 24, 2022, […]

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10 Ways to Boost Staff Morale

October 25, 2022

Amid continued staffing challenges, the toll on long-term care staff continues to grow. Yet there are proactive steps you can […]

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From OnePoint Patient Care: Watch Your Step: Medication Management for Patients with Falls

October 20, 2022

Presented by: Melissa Corak, PharmD, BCGP, Senior Clinical Pharmacist, OnePoint Patient Care Date: Thursday, October 20, 2022 12pm CT / […]

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Ep 10: Innovative Care Transitions Make Life Better for Everyone

October 19, 2022

Guest Speaker: Arif Nazir, MD, CMD, chief medical officer, primary care at BrightSpring Health Services LISTEN NOW! Amidst the excitement and […]

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Webinar on CMS Phase 3 Guidance: Behavioral Health Services; and Food and Nutrition

October 18, 2022

Presented by: Linda Savage, MSN, RN, RN-BC, NHA, CPHRM CDONA, SWOC Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022 1:00PM ET Key Learnings: […]

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Infection Prevention Post-Pandemic

October 13, 2022

What you’ll learn: The COVID-19 pandemic suspended many policies and practices for LTC and skilled nursing facilities. Facility leaders have been […]

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Webinar on CMS Phase 3 Guidance: QAPI, Compliance and Ethics Program, Physical Environment, and Nursing Services

October 11, 2022

Presented by: Nancy Tuders, RN, GERO-BC, IP-BC, CDONA Rebecca Wingate, PharmD, Director of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Date: Tuesday, October 11, […]

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October 2022 Edition

October 6, 2022

Infection Prevention and Control Program Audits Infection control remains the number one tag cited for skilled nursing facilities. To help […]

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Webinar on CMS Phase 3 Guidance: Infection Control, Pharmacy Services, Quality of Life, and Physician Services

October 4, 2022

Presented by: Cynthia Fronning, RN, GERO-BC, CDONA, FACDONA, RAC-CT, IP-BC, AS-BC Janis Russell, PharmD, MBA, Manager Clinical Operations, PharMerica Date: […]

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IDD Monkeypox Clinical Update

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Webinar on CMS Phase 3 Guidance: Quality of Care, Behavioral Health Services, and Food and Nutrition

September 27, 2022

Presented by: Linda Savage, MSN, RN, RN-BC, NHA, CPHRM CDONA, SWOC Marti Wdowicki, PharmD, Director of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Date: […]

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Webinar on CMS Phase 3 Guidance: Resident Rights; Freedom from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation; Admission, Transfer and Discharge Rights and Administration

September 20, 2022

Presented by: Michelle Scherwinski, RN, CDP, CADDCT, CMDCP Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:00PM ET Key Learnings: Hear updated guidance […]

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The Medication Pass: An Evidence-Based and Person-Centered Approach to Improving Efficiency

September 15, 2022

Presented by:  Jeff Herr, Pharm D, Manager of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Bill Vaughan, RN, BSN, Consultant, NADONA Date: Thursday, September […]

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September 2022 Edition

September 15, 2022

Clinical News Influenza and Adult Immunization Guide Updated for 2022-23 We are pleased to release PharMerica’s 2022-2023 Influenza and Adult Immunization […]

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Purpose, Personalized, Plenty of Options: The Exciting Future of Senior Living

September 10, 2022

In the most recent Spoonful of Sugar podcast, guest Robert (Bob) G. Kramer, Founder and Fellow of Nexus Insights and […]

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Transition Troubles Solution: Continue Care

September 8, 2022

What you’ll learn: Patients moving out of a post-acute stay need special attention. The new Continue Care transitional care program […]

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Expert Insight: Robert Ciatto

September 8, 2022

Learn leadership lessons from Robert Ciatto, President and CEO of ACLD in New York, that can help you enable and […]

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A Model of Quality Care During Transitions

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7 Steps to Prevent Exploitation of Individuals with I/DD

August 22, 2022

What you’ll learn: Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the US experience a higher rate of abuse than the […]

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Ease the Quease: A Palliative Approach to Managing Nausea and Vomiting

August 18, 2022

Presented by: John Corrigan, PharmD, OnePoint Patient Care Clinical Pharmacist Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022 1:00pm ET Identify potential causes […]

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July 2022 Edition

August 7, 2022

Clinical Updates Clinical Advisory: Covid-19 Rebound After Paxlovid Treatment On 5/24/22, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued […]

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August 2022 Edition

August 7, 2022

Clinical News Lorazepam Injection Drug Shortage A national supply disruption has caused an interruption in the dependable availability of lorazepam […]

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All Aboard! Staying on Track to Optimize Psychotropic Medications

August 1, 2022

Presented by:  Matthew J Palmer, BS, PharmD, BCGP, Manager of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Nena Hart MSN, RN, CHPN, RAC-CT, C-DONA, […]

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Expert Insights: Stanfort J. Perry

July 26, 2022

Hear from Stanfort Perry, Executive Director of AHRC Nassau, on the current challenges of staffing and what you can do […]

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More MDS coordinators are walking the floor. Is that a costly mistake?

July 21, 2022

Presented by:  Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Founder and Director, The Alliance Training Center Sherrie Dornberger, Executive Director, NADONA Date: […]

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Recognizing and Treating Depression in I/DD Individuals

July 20, 2022

What you’ll learn: Individuals with cognitive disabilities are at a 1.5-2x higher risk of depression compared to the general population, […]

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Let’s Talk Telehealth

July 14, 2022

Presented by:  Bill Deane, Senior Vice President operations and commercialization, PharMerica Patricia Schuermann, Vice President Sales/ IDD, PharMerica Dr. Maulik […]

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PharMerica CPO Interviewed by U.S. News and World Report

July 8, 2022

PharMerica Chief Pharmacy Officer T.J. Griffin was interviewed by U.S. News and World Report about ways to save money on […]

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Ep 9: Rising Costs and the Need for Growth, Part 2

July 6, 2022

Guest Speaker: Robert Kramer, Founder, Nexus Insights and Co-founder, Strategic Advisor & former CEO, NIC LISTEN NOW! Thanks to COVID-19 and […]

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Ep 8: Rising Costs and the Need for Growth, Part 1

July 6, 2022

Guest Speaker: Robert Kramer, Founder, Nexus Insights and Co-founder, Strategic Advisor & former CEO, NIC LISTEN NOW   For the past […]

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EP: 7 More MDS coordinators are walking the floor. Is that a costly mistake?

July 5, 2022

Guest Speakers: Leah Klusch, RN, BSN, FACHCA, Founder and Director, The Alliance Training Center   LISTEN NOW MDS coordinators are usually […]

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EP 6: On Air, and On Your Side

June 30, 2022

Guest Spotlight: James Berklan: Executive Editor, McKnight’s Robin Arnicar: President, NADONA Listen NOW From staffing and regulatory issues to the […]

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Management of Diabetes in Older Adults/Use of Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) in DM Management

June 29, 2022

Presented by: Emma Williams, PharmD, CPP Date: Wednesday, June 29 2022, 1:00pm EST Key Learnings: Compare and contrast major guideline […]

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Pain, Pills and Best Practices: Optimizing Opioid Use in Long Term Care: Eliminating Survey Pains

June 23, 2022

Presented by: Kishore “Josh” Bose, PharmD, RPh, Manager of Clinical Services, PharMerica Bill Vaughan, RN, BSN, Consultant, NADONA Date: Thursday, […]

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Redefining Discharges: A Novel Blueprint to Transitional Care

June 22, 2022

Presented by: Dr. Elizabeth S. Howard DHA, MSN, RN, COS-C, Vice President of Clinical Services and Innovation, BrightSpring Health Services William Mills, […]

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Pandemic Year 3: Keys to Success

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June 2022 Edition

June 13, 2022

Here is everything you missed! Clinical Pearl: Aspirin for Primary Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Recommendations for the use of aspirin for […]

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Topical Compound Prescribing in Hospice: Five Things Every Clinician Should Know

May 26, 2022

Presented by: Joseph Solien, PharmD, BCPP, BCGP Vice President of Clinical Consulting Date: Thursday May 26th at 1pm EST Key […]

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4 Components of Successful Transitional Care Management

May 19, 2022

What you’ll learn: Care transitions are high-risk events in which pharmacy and medication management play an essential role. To promote […]

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6 Ways to Help Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Process Big Change

May 19, 2022

What you’ll learn: Whether they are positive or negative, expected or unexpected, changes can trigger distress and make it difficult […]

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4 Workforce Challenges and How to Address Them

May 6, 2022

What you’ll learn: The I/DD industry and the needs for behavioral care and services are growing.  And like many other […]

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Closing the Care Gap with Continue Care

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PharMerica Launches Continue Care Transitional Care Management Program

May 2, 2022

Continue Care – A Unique Transitional Care Management Program, Combines Pharmacy and Home-Based Primary Care Services for Residents Returning Home […]

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EP 5: How Operators can Find the Best Way – or ways – Forward

May 1, 2022

Guest Spotlight: Mark Parkinson, President and CEO, The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living Listen NOW […]

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PharMerica’s President Bob Dries Retires

April 30, 2022

It is with much gratitude that we announce the retirement of Bob Dries, President of PharMerica, for all of the […]

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EP 4: Setting the Record Straight on the White House’s Nursing Home Reform Package

April 25, 2022

  Guest Spotlight: Mark Parkinson, President and CEO, The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living Listen […]

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A Collaborative Approach to Pharmacy FTags

April 5, 2022

Presented by: Jeff Herr, Pharm D, Manager of Clinical Operations, PharMerica Nancy Tuders, RN, GERO-BC, IP-BC, CDONA, Assistant Director of […]

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EP 3: Bringing Health Home: The Transitional Care Management Model

March 25, 2022

Guest Spotlight: William (Bill) Mills, M.D., Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, BrightSpring Health Listen NOW   Open on Spotify The […]

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EP 2: Overcoming Staff Vacancies by Improving Operational Efficiency

March 22, 2022

Guest Spotlight: Robert Brandi, Vice President, Health Services, Eskaton Tighe Hammam, Vice President, Residential Services, Eskaton Listen NOW   Open […]

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EP 1: Empty Bed Syndrome: The Impact of Staffing Shortages

March 21, 2022

Guest Spotlight: Sherrie Dornberger, Executive Director, NADONA Listen NOW   Open on Spotify When admissions from hospitals and the community […]

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Improving Pharmacy Contracts: Setting Nurses up for Success

February 21, 2022

Presented by: Kellie Duvall, Vice President of Client Support Services, PharMerica Cynthia Fronning, RN, GERO-BC, CDONA, FACDONA, RAC-CT, IP-BC, AS-BC […]

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P.D.P.M. Operational, Financial, and Clinical Managers-Data Base Coding-Training Topics-Audit Activity

February 21, 2022

Presented by: Leah Klusch Date: Wednesday March 16, 2022 @ 1:00PM Key Learnings: • Identify structural and regulatory changes that will […]

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Friend not Foe – Developing the Partnership between the Director of Nursing and Consultant Pharmacist

February 17, 2022

Presented by: Marti Wdowicki, PharmD; Cynthia Fronning RN, GERO-BC, CDONA, FACDONA, RAC-CT, IP-BC, AS-BC Shari Carson RN, BSN Date: February […]

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Regulatory Update

February 3, 2022

Operational resources covering updates from relevant regulatory bodies (e.g. CMS memos, State Boards of Pharmacy bulletins) 08.31.2022 Phase 3 CMS […]

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Clinical Alert

February 3, 2022

High urgency notifications for immediate attention with potential impact to prescribing practices or pharmacy operations (i.e., Critical drug shortages) 1.11.2023 […]

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Clinical Pearls

February 3, 2022

Clinical/Quality communications covering updates to medication information, clinical guidelines, best practice recommendations, etc. (i.e., CDC updates routine vaccination guidelines) 07.28.2022 […]

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Clinical Advisory

February 2, 2022

Low urgency notifications servicing as general education for pharmacies/facilities (i.e., medication of interest approved or discontinued) 01.2023 Strategies to Increase […]

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Bringing Health Home: The Transitional Care Management Model

January 27, 2022

Presented by: McKnight’s Webinar Bill Deane, RPh, Senior Vice President of Operations and Commercialization, PharMerica Jeremy Colvin, Senior Vice President, Growth and […]

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MedSafe: Cost-Effective Disposal of Unused Patient Medications

January 25, 2022

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