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“Every single” nursing home will have the ability to have “point-of-care” testing. By Tom Jeter, R.Ph. Director of Clinical Services The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator, Seema Verma announced this week that “Every single nursing home across the country will be given ‘Point-Of-Care’ COVID-19 Tests by the federal government starting next week.”  The…
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Gayco Healthcare is proud to announce the employee of the second quarter is Herb Wood, PharmD. Herb joined Gayco Healthcare in August of 2018 and served as one of our dispensing pharmacists. He was promoted to Director of Customer Care in January of 2020 where he has made an immediate impact in improving processes and…
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By Luwana Walton, RN Gayco Nurse Consultant INFECTION CONTROL DURING THE MEDICATION PASS  Hand Hygiene: a general term that applies to hand washing, antiseptic hand wash, and alcohol-based hand rub. Hand Hygiene is to be performed before and after each resident medication pass and after touching any high touch area such as door handles bedframes,…
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July 1, 2020 Gayco Healthcare is proud to announce the promotion of Matthew Burnette, PharmD, to Director of Clinical Operations. Bent Gay, R.PH, CEO of Gayco Healthcare states “Matthew has grown into a well-rounded pharmacist since we hired him several years ago. It is always exciting to see a pharmacist join our team out of…
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By Mike Glenn, RPh. – Gayco Consultant Pharmacist This time of uncertainty amid the COVID-19 virus might be a prime opportunity to assess or reassess the treatment of depression for those in our facility.  Family and friends are unable to visit with our residents initiating or augmenting depression.   The prevalence of depression increases with age…
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As Newly Released from GHCA Potential National Guard Support for COVID-19 Testing The National Guard is positioning to potentially support COVID-19 testing in nursing centers for all residents and staff. This action will be separate from the infection control support. You may receive contact from the National Guard sharing information to this effect. If you…
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Highlights of a recent GHCA Webinar Presented by Clint Maun and Cheryl Boldt  – http://www.maunlemke.com The Goal: To Refresh, Stabilize and Thrive Personally, recruit Service Workers who do not have jobs now by talking with local Restaurant Owners/Managers about their current situation Do they have great employees they are worried about that they would recommend to…
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A Summary of a Recent GHCA Webinar   Understanding how to prevent infections: To prevent infections, you must understand the life cycle of infection. There are Six stages of a Super Spreader like COVID-19 or any infectious pathogen. It becomes an infectious pathogen (a bacterium, virus, or another microorganism that can cause disease) It then…
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Since 2016, Gayco Healthcare has been using ATP to cycle fill all of our facilities. Cycle fill with ATP has many advantages to both the facility and the pharmacy. For the facility, it eliminates the need for punch cards for routine medications which saves space on the med cart, as well as saving time on…
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To provide the highest level of service as well as provide for the safety and welfare of your residents, staff, and facility we are reaffirming and updating the protocols and procedures outlined below.   Gayco Healthcare employees, independent contractors, and vendors will continue to be screened before entry into our pharmacy. Pharmacists and Nurse consultants…
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