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BMH drug shortage list updated

Submitted by Gib Williams, BMH Pharmacy director A link to current nationwide drug shortages is available at http://www.ashp.org/DrugShortages/Current/ or http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortages/.  An FDA Drug Shortages mobile app for Android & iPhones is also available.   The following drugs are not available in … Continue reading

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Tutorials: Electronic Admit/Discharge Med Reconciliation and ePrescriptions

  Submitted by Reem Habboushe, MD   For those who attended the recent Medical Staff Meeting at Paoli Hospital, below is the link to quick instructional videos on the Physician Website on how to correctly complete the following:   Home … Continue reading

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LMC: Metoprolol IV severe shortage

  Submitted by Robert Benz, MD, VPMA, Lankenau Medical Center   Please see important medication shortage message below from Julie Gwin, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator at Lankenau Medical Center. Please be sparing with use of IV metoprolol if alternative is … Continue reading

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Nationwide shortage of IV metoprolol

  Submitted by Gib Williams, Pharmacy Director, Bryn Mawr Hospital   There is currently a nationwide shortage of IV metoprolol.  At this time, despite our conservation efforts, there are only a few vials left.  The estimated product release date is … Continue reading

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May Spotlight – Pharmacy: Pneumococcal Vaccine Update for Adults

Submitted by Donna Stecher, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacist, Lankenau Medical Center   There are two types of pneumococcal vaccines, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13 or Prevnar 13®) and pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23 or Pneumovax®).   On August 13, 2014, the Advisory Committee … Continue reading

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May Spotlight – Pharmacy: Vasopressin use in codes at MLH

  Submitted by Andrea Hafer, PharmD, BCPS, CACP, Clinical Pharmacist – Critical Care, Riddle Hospital   Effective June 30, 2015, vasopressin will be removed from all code trays System-wide.  This decision was unanimously approved by the MLH Inpatient CEW.    … Continue reading

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MLH Healthcare Disparities Colloquium to be seen at 6 locations

  Three years ago, Main Line Health launched an initiative to make sure that every patient is treated with the highest quality and in an equal manner across the system. While the first Healthcare Disparities Colloquium, held in 2012, reported … Continue reading

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May Spotlight – Pharmacy: Monitoring of Target Specific Oral Anticoagulants

Submitted by Harding (Gib) Williams, director of Pharmacy, BMH   Monitoring of coagulation function is NOT routinely necessary with the new target specific oral anticoagulants, but it may be useful in emergencies, such as major bleeding or trauma, drug overdose … Continue reading

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May Spotlight – Pharmacy: Behavior expectations for pharmaceutical representatives at MLH facilities

Submitted by Al Celidonio, Pharmacy director, Paoli Hospital   The MLH Pharmacy Department, in conjunction with MLH Medical Staff, developed policies that allow access to our facilities in a manner that augments medication information that our department provides.  These policies … Continue reading

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May Spotlight — Pharmacy: 2014 antibiograms available now on the intranet

By Kiyo Yoda, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Coordinator, Paoli Hospital   All current MLHS 2014 antibiograms were recently reviewed and have been posted on the intranet.   Older ones dated as far back as 2005 are also available on the webpage.   … Continue reading

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