November 2012 Issue

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

Second Generation Antipsychotics - Better, Not Perfect

Second Generation Antipsychotics (SGAs) have greatly increased our capabilities to care for patients with
psychiatric illnesses. SGAs can often allow patients to live a full productive life with as little interference as possible. Read More

Stop the Rash...Preventing IAD

Incontinence-associated dermatitis (IAD) is a prevalent complication of incontinence that compromises skin integrity, predisposes to cutaneous infection, and increases pressure ulcer risk. Read More

Unnecessary Drugs Part 3: Avoiding Citations

Appropriate effective medication regimens are the desired goal for every resident requiring medication therapy. Some words of wisdom from this consultant pharmacist with 24 years of experience…Document, monitor, adjust, document, monitor, adjust, and document some more, then continue to monitor and adjust! Read More

Zostavax: The Shingle Vaccine

Zostavax is the brand name for the vaccine used to prevent the occurrence of shingles.
It is indicated for the prevention of shingles in patients over the age of 50. Read More