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January 2017 Issue

  • Understanding Hypoglycemia
  • Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)
  • Resident Rights
  • Oxycodone IR VS Oxycodone ER: Know the Difference
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July 2016 Issue

  • More Than One Good Reason to Use Skin Prep
  • Diabetes Care: A Paradigm Shift is Underway
  • Webinar
  • Revised Warnings for Metformin
  • What is Specialty Pharmacy?

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May 2016 Issue

  • Updated Pressure Stages and Terminology Changes Announced by NPUAP
  • Partially Filled Vials and Syringes in Sharps Containers are a Key Source of Drugs for Diversion
  • e-Prescribing of Controlled Substances
  • Webinar

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March 2016 Issue

  • Body Composition and Wounds
  • Long Term Care Advise ERR
  • 2016 National Patient Safety Goals for Long-Term Care
  • The importance of using the MAR/eMAR
  • Avandia, not Coumadin
  • Could this happen at your facility? ..
  • Nurses ranked most trustworthy profession

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November 2015 Issue

  • What is Eczema
  • ICP of Tiffin and Masons Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission
  • CDC announces $20 million to fi ght prescription drug abuse
  • Flu Season Is Off To A Slow Start: CDC
  • The Power of Language
  • Jody Bouillon of ICP, Inc. Awarded CEAL Certification

September 2015 Issue

  • Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes
  • Aspirin NSAIDs Can Cause Heart Attacks or Strokes 
  • At risk: Obstructive sleep apnea patients 
  • National Alert on Potentially Fatal Dosing Due to Measurement Devices 
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July 2015 Issue

  • Choking vs. CPR: Correlation to Code Status
  • Guidelines For the Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol
  • Guidelines For Thyroid Disease Screening
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April 2015 Issue

  • Preventing Heart Failure Remission
  • Preventing Hospital Admissions in Long-term Care Patients with COPD
  • ICP Educators Speak at OHCA Convention
  • CMS announces release of 2015 Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report
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February 2015 Issue

  • Efficacy of High Dose Influenza Vaccine in the Elderly
  • An Overview of Ohio LPN IV Changes
  • What is the current influenza vaccination coverage rate among healthcare personnel (HCP)?
  • Coverage Update on  Prevnar and Pneumovax Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • Continuing Education Webinars
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December 2014 Issue

  • Antibiogram Could Improve Antibiotic Effectiveness and Help Address Antibiotic Resistance
  • Difficult Conversation: Tips for Starting a Hospice Conversation 
  • New Year, New Outlook, New Habits: Welcome 2015!
  • Breaking News: National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP)
  • New “Hand Check” White Paper Hot off the Press!
  • Promoted to Position of Director of Pharmacy
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November 2014 Issue

  • Richard Sandilands, ICP Executive Vice President Retires
  • Introducing Craig Meier RPh, ICP Executive Vice President
  • Storage of Refrigerated Medications
  • Changes with heparin labels
  • Helping Them Adapt
  • Future devices for U-500 insulin 
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October 2014 Issue

  • CDC Advisers Recommend Elderly Receive Both Prevnar and Pneumovax Pneumococcal Vaccines
  • 3,100 patients notified of pen reuse
  • Everyone Needs a Flu Vaccine
  • NeutroPhase® Skin and Wound Cleanser
  • Hypergel Water Based Wound Dressing
  • Hydrocodone Products Moving to Schedule II
  • Nuedexta-Neulasta mix-ups
  • OBN on LPN IV Role
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September 2014 Issue

  • From the hospital to long-term care: Protecting vulnerable patients during transitions of care
  • Latta, Ohio delegation send letter to DEA 
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August 2014 Issue

  • EHOB®'s PVC and PVC/PU Materials Resist Bacterial Growth In Mattresses
  • Drug Shortages
  • Preventing Infection from the Misuse of Vials
  • Genes: Does One Size Fit All
  • Copier Data Security
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June - July 2014 Issue

  • Silent Stealers of Sight
  • Docusate Sodium
  • FDA Warns of Next-Day Impairment with Lunesta
  • Appropriate treatments for agitation and restlessness in hospice patients
  • Healthy Feet - Healthy People
  • Tramadol becomes a Controlled Substance
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May 2014 Issue

  • Continuing Education Update
  • Comparing Antidepressants
  • Microsoft XP Support Termination, HIPAA Security Rule
  • Benefits of a Healthy Mouth

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March 2014 Issue

  • Archaic Apothecary Strengths Confused
  • New Extended-Release Namenda Compared to Immediate-Release Formulation
  • Daliresp
  • Effectiveness of Calcium Supplements for Treating Hypocalcemia
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January / February 2014 Issue

  • Ohio Nurse Practice Act Updates 2013
  • As U-500 insulin safety concerns mount, rethink safe use of strengths above U-100
  • Flomax® (tamsulosin) for Urinary Issues in Women
  • Gut Microbes  - Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • New Treatment Guidelines for Dyslipidemia
  • CE for Nurses
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November 2013 Issue

  • November 2013 IssueNovember is National Diabetes Month:  A Snapshot of Assessing Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • FDA requiring Color Changes to the Writing on Duragesic Pain Patches
  • Indications for Magnesium Oxide and Follow-up
  • Melatonin: Does it help in the treatment of insomnia?
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October 2013 Issue

  • Zinc and its Role in Wound Care
  • Medications That Increase Ammonia Levels and How to Treat Hyperammonemia
  • Effects of Vitamin C on Iron Absorption
  • FDA strengthens warnings on long-acting opiods
  • Fluoroquinclones: Risk of permanent nerve damage

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September 2013 Issue

  • ICP's Growth and Expansion
  • FDA Approves Oral Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
  • Asprin in Stroke Patients: Does Dose Matter?
  • Guidance on Fentanyl Patch Disposal
  • MultiTasking
  • Acetaminophen Linked to Rare, Serious Skin Reactions

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August 2013 Issue

  • Business Associates and HIPAA Final Rule Compliance Date
  • Decreasing Heart Failure Readmissions
  • Vitamin D Supplementation
  • Opioid Induced Constipation

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July 2013 Issue

  • ICD-10. It's closer than it seems.
  • Asprin 81 mg versus Asprin 325 mg
  • The Power Of Words
  • Systems Based approach to a Quality Care Environment
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June 2013 Issue

  • Drugs In the Aging Body: Just What Goes On When
    You Swallow that Pill?
  • Tips to quench thirst:Elderly Dehydration Prevention
  • Nursing homes expected to miss reduction goal by15%
  • FDA: Samsca
  • FDA: Potiga

April  2013 Issue

  • Should an Ace Inhibitor (ACEI) ever be combined with an Angiotensin II Receptor Blocker (ARB) or a Renin Inhibitor?
  • Eliquis (apixaban) A new anticoagulant for treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Look-Alike / Sound-Alike Medications
  • Cold or Allergies: How to Tell
  • FDA Alert: Azithromycin - Risk of Potentially Fatal Heart Rhythms

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January / February 2013

  • Institutional Care Pharmacy of Tiffin Awarded Accreditation From The Joint Commission
  • Honesty Ratings of Pharmacists Second Only to Nurses
  • Nursing Role in Reducing Unnecessary Medications
  • Skin Basics

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December 2012 Issue

  • 2012 ABS Beers List Update
  • Osteoporosis Prevention, Detection and Treatment
  • Preparing for Influenza Season
  • Medical Food

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November 2012 Issue

  • Stop the Rash...Preventing IAD
  • Unnecessary Drugs Part 3: Avoiding Citations
  • Zostavax: The Shingle Vaccine
  • Second Generation Antipsychotics - Better, Not Perfect

October 2012 Issue

  • Autumn is in the Air...So is Influenza
  • Unnecessary Drugs: Part 2: Situations in which an unnecessary drug citation could be given

September 2012 Issue

  • Injections Made Easier
  • Infection Control: Stopping the Spread of Clostridium Difficile
  • Unnecessary Drugs: Part 1: Just what is an unnecessary drug?

August 2012 Issue

  • Statin Medications No Longer Require Routine Lab Monitoring
  • New Drug Update: Dificid® (fidaxomicin)
  • Falls-Everyone’s Responsibility!
  • Usage of Flomax® (tamsulosin) in Women

June/July 2012 Issue

  • James H. Vogel Scholarship Award
  • Mom Hopes Son's Overdose Spurs Prevention Efforts
  • Combating Constipation in the Elderly
  • Medications To Avoid In Heart Failure

May 2012 Issue

  • All is not as it seems…Caution: drug names that end with the letter “L.”
  • Attention: Section M – Skin Conditions Item Set Changes
  • Acid Suppression Therapy Linked to C. Diff Infections
  • Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question

April 2012 Issue

  • New Once Weekly Treatment Option For Type 2 Diabetes
  • Nursing Consideration for the Patient Taking Anxiolytics
  • Multi-dose vials
  • FDA NEWS RELEASE: FDA Announces Safety Changes In Labeling For Some Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

March 2012 Issue

  • ICP Expands South
  • Comparing Anticoagulants for treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Can Vitamin C Be Used To Prevent Urinary Tract Infections?
  • Nuedexta (Dextromethorphan 20mg/ Quinidine 10mg)
  • COPD Management

January/February 2012 Issue

  • Future EHR users
  • Yielding Concerns on Yaz
  • Simple Wound Care Time Saving Tips
  • Defend Against Fraud
  • Bedtime Dosing of Blood Pressure Medications