Consultant Connection - June/July 2012

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

ICP Cover Story: James H. Vogel Scholarship Award

Each year since 2006 ICP through EFOHCA presents the James H. Vogel Scholarship Award to a young person looking to further their education in health care.

This year it was ICP’s privilege to present the award to Allison Walsh, daughter of David Walsh, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Health Care Services, Inc. Allison graduated from Madeira High School where she participated on the schools soccer team as well as carried an academic AP honors curriculum. After high school, she enrolled at the University of Cincinnati and earned her undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. This fall she is off to the University of Toledo to begin her masters’ degree in her chosen fi eld of speech-language pathology. Upon graduating, she will be able to evaluate, diagnosis and treat speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders.
Congratulations Allison and good luck in your studies at UT. Back to top

Mom Hopes Sons Overdose Spurs Prevention Efforts

A grieving mother recently contacted the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) about the death of her 2-year-old son, Blake (see photo), from an accidental drug overdose. Her son was not ill, he was not taking any medicine, and he was not hospitalized. Instead, the tragic event began, of all places, at a longterm care facility. Read More

Combating Constipation in the Elderly

Constipation can best be defined as unsatisfactory defecation characterized by infrequent stool, difficult stool passage or both. Read More

Medications to Avoid in Heart Failure

Heart failure is a significant disease state in the elderly population. The main goal in this patient population is to prevent acute exacerbations. These patients are more sensitive to changes in fluid status and sodium retention than other patients. Read More