On-Demand Webinar: Utilizing QAPI to Develop a Pressure Ulcer Program

Thank you to all that joined us for the “Utilizing QAPI to Develop a Pressure Ulcer Program" webinar on Aug. 30, presented by Louann Lawson, Nurse Consultant/Clinical Reimbursement Team Leader for Pathway Health, Inc. Louann shared how your organization can implement a pressure ulcer program utilizing the QAPI approach. The session identified the systems needed [...]

2017-01-16T16:00:04-05:00August 31st, 2016|

Are Your Dementia Care Efforts on Target? -Saul Greenberger, Founder

PharmScript founder Saul Greenberger was featured in PADONA August newsletter speaking on the subject of: " Are Your Dementia Care Efforts on Target?" On June 3, 2016, CMS released its latest update on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes. While staff in many nursing facilities have reduced their rate of antipsychotic [...]

2016-12-21T11:37:14-05:00August 4th, 2016|

On-Demand Webinar: Prevention Using QAPI

Thank you to all that joined us for the "Prevention Using QAPI" webinar on July 28, presented by Louann Lawson, Nurse Consultant/Clinical Reimbursement Team Leader for Pathway Health, Inc.. Louann shared how to attempt to prevent additional accidents/incidents. It is crucial that a comprehensive root cause analysis needs to be completed in order to really [...]

2017-01-16T16:00:30-05:00August 1st, 2016|

C-Difficile : Deadly Diarrhea – What You Need to Know

Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming, Gram-positive anaerobic bacillus that produces two exotoxins: toxin A and toxin B. It is a common cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, accounting for 15% to 25% of all episodes. Symptoms include watery diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal pain or tenderness. It can cause pseudomembranous colitis, toxic megacolon, perforations [...]

2016-12-21T11:37:27-05:00July 19th, 2016|

3rd Annual PHCA Quality Symposium

PharmScript is sponsoring an upcoming Quality Symposium on behalf of the Pennsylvania Health Care Association on June 14 & 15, please click here to learn more.

2016-12-21T11:37:35-05:00May 24th, 2016|

On-Demand Webinar: Navigating the New CMS Quality Measures

On May 10, 2016 PharmScript hosted a webinar entitled, "Navigating the New CMS Quality Measures." Objectives Discuss the CMS Nursing Home Compare new quality measures and differentiate the measures that will be integrated into the CMS Five Star Quality Rating system later this year. Explore best practices that can be integrated into operations to improve [...]

2017-01-16T16:01:04-05:00May 12th, 2016|

Antibiotic Stewardship presentation

PharmScript hosted an Antibiotic Stewardship webinar on April 19, with presenter Lisa Venditti, Founder/President/ CEO, of Long Term Solutions, Inc. Lisa focused on building clinical foundation for post-acute care clinical staff on optimal antibiotic prescribing and monitoring and incorporate principles of stewardship into facilities. The presentation examined three commonly seen conditions in the long term care [...]

2016-12-21T11:38:40-05:00April 20th, 2016|

Making Med Pass Safe

Medication administration in nursing homes is a task that requires time, attention, and knowledge of the required components of the task. Due to the complexity of resident needs and the volume of drugs administered, the potential for error is high. According to the State Operations Manual Appendix PP, surveyors observe for two levels of medication [...]

2016-12-21T11:38:46-05:00April 15th, 2016|

8 Steps to Keeping the Flu Out of Your Facility

As I now know from personal experience, being hit with the flu can be an incredibly debilitating experience. When you’re a resident in a nursing home and are dealing with multiple health-related issues already, the result can be even more devastating and potentially fatal. Here are some critical steps you can take to help prevent [...]

2016-12-21T11:39:03-05:00March 20th, 2016|

Admit… Pharmacy Affects Census

Few other challenges for a long term care facility involve more planning, creativity, and outright apprehension than that of building and maintaining a healthy census. Empty beds mean lost revenue. With expenses rising in every department, the best offense is increasing revenue. Each and every referral, whether from a hospital, from the community, or from [...]

2016-12-21T11:38:53-05:00February 20th, 2016|