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Article ID: 698313

Drug Shortage Guidelines Provide Strategies to Minimize Impact on Patient Care

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

Healthcare teams in patient care settings can develop policies and procedures to minimize the impact of drug shortages by incorporating new guidelines published today by ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists). The ASHP Guidelines on Managing Drug Product Shortages provide a framework for responding to drug shortages and outline best practices to improve quality of patient care.

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31-Jul-2018 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694999

Widespread Unavailability of Critical Medications Jeopardizes Patient Care in U.S. Hospitals

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), the 45,000-member national association representing pharmacists who serve as patient care providers in acute and ambulatory care settings, is calling for swift action from policymakers to address the persistent shortages of critical medications in hospitals and health systems. Survey results released today by ASHP reveal the extent to which limited inventories of injectable opioids, small-volume parenteral (SVP) solutions, and other critical medications dangerously interfere with patient care and place a tremendous strain on daily operations in most hospitals across the country.

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23-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 687881

Pharmacist Group Survey Confirms Patient Care Affected by Shortage of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

The results of a survey released today by ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) illustrate the considerable impact shortages of small-volume parenteral (SVP) solutions are having on daily operations and patient care in most hospitals across the country.

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11-Jan-2018 4:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 684998

Healthcare Groups Urge Congressional Action on Drug Shortages

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists), together with five other healthcare organizations, today sent a letter to Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) — the Vice Chairman and Ranking Member, respectively, of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations — asking Congress to take immediate action to address the public health crisis caused by persistent shortages of critical medications.

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10-Nov-2017 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 683902

Pharmacists Offer Recommendations for Managing Shortages of Small-Volume Parenteral Solutions

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) and the University of Utah Drug Information Service have developed a fact sheet that provides an outline of potential actions for healthcare organizations to consider in managing shortages of small-volume parenteral solutions (SVPs).

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26-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 680598

National Pharmacy Practice Survey Finds Nearly All U.S. Hospitals Use EHRs, CPOE Systems

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

Technologies that improve medication use have been adopted by nearly 100% of hospitals across the United States, according to the “ASHP National Survey of Pharmacy Practice in Hospital Settings: Prescribing and Transcribing – 2016.” Implementation of technologies such as electronic health records (EHRs), computerized prescriber-order-entry (CPOE) systems, and barcode-assisted medication administration systems support pharmacists in their efforts to increase medication safety and provide effective and efficient patient care.

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7-Sep-2017 9:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 678399

Pharmacist Group Strongly Opposes Proposed Changes to Medicare Reimbursement

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ASHP Opposes CMS Cuts to 340B Reimbursement

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25-Jul-2017 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 676144

ASHP Contributes Medication-Use Recommendations to Choosing Wisely Campaign

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) released five recommendations to facilitate optimal medication use for patients in acute and ambulatory care settings as part of the Choosing Wisely® campaign.

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15-Jun-2017 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 669266

ASHP Releases AHFS Drug Information, 2017 Edition

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

Trusted, Evidence-based Resource Helps Practitioners Make Informed Drug Therapy Decisions

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22-Feb-2017 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 666911

Interdisciplinary Teamwork Yields Improved Antibiotic Stewardship

ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists)

A hospital engaged in a quality improvement program launched by ASHP (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) has identified weaknesses in existing antibiotic stewardship initiatives and implemented workflow changes that resulted in faster antibiotic administration. St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, Wash., was recently featured in ASHP’s InterSections, which highlights the hospital’s team approach to improving infection treatment with IV antibiotics.

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22-Dec-2016 9:30 AM EST
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