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By Blair Whitfield, PharmD Gayco Consultant Pharmacist On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, “CO” stands for corona, “VI” for virus,…
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By Beth Greenway, RN Gayco Nurse Consultant Adverse medical events are estimated at over one million injuries and nearly 100,000 deaths occur every year.  BCMA adds another level of verification into the “5 rights” of medication administration. I’ve encountered different reactions from nurses when introducing them to and training them on using scanners for medication…
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Pharmacy services are now back online. We will be processing orders as quickly as possible. If your eMAR is connected to Gayco for order management, please allow additional time for orders to be input and received by your eMAR provider. Thank you for your patience. Gayco Healthcare
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Gayco Healthcare is experiencing technical issues due to an internet outage in our area. If you are sending orders through fax or ERx, we will receive them when the connection is restored. The ISP has technicians working to resolve the issue currently, and expects that we will be back up within 2 hours. We apologize…
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By Tom Jeter, BS Pharm, R.Ph., CMWA Director of Clinical Services / Consultant Pharmacist Dry eyes are an ongoing battle for senior residents-especially during this time of year when the heat is on which makes the air that much dryer. Senior residents are also challenged with a lack of thirst and need to drink which…
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By Luwana Walton, RN Gayco Healthcare Nurse Consultant Providing care to others during the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, and other strong emotions. How you cope with these emotions can affect your well-being, the care you give to others while doing your job, and the well-being of the people you care about…
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Today we spotlight Luwana Walton as a member of the Gayco Healthcare team for 10 years. Luwana has faithfully served at Gayco as an RN Consultant working hand in hand with our skilled nursing and assisted living communities. Luwana has a unique ability to be able to prepare nursing homes to be successful with the…
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By Mike Glenn, Consultant Pharmacist Our lives changed 9 months ago with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. The surge of the virus not only jeopardized the health of millions but led to seemingly irrevocable social, economic, and political instability. Consequently, there seems to be an increase in anxiety, depression, and anger among those closest…
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The following article is from QuickMAR’s support website. They are requiring all installations of QuickMAR or CareSuite to be upgraded in order to function properly. You are most likely already on the correct version 5.2.0.987, but if not, you may use the following guide to be in compliance. To upgrade your computer/laptop/tablet, make sure that…
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By Ashley Gay, PharmD Gayco Pharmacist Consultant Cannabidiol (CBD) products are more popular than ever. There are so many choices on the market but very little information on effectiveness, adverse effects, or drug interactions. There is also confusion about the difference between THC and CBD. Two of the main active components of cannabis are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol…
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