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By Luwana Walton, RN Gayco Nurse Consultant The COVID-19 vaccine mandate requiring nursing homes to vaccinate their staff against COVID-19 or risk losing Medicare and Medicaid funding has arrived and with it, a large percentage of nursing staff stating they will not be vaccinated has left and will continue to leave facilities, short-staffed, to the…
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By Tom Jeter, BS Pharm., R.Ph., Director of Clinical Services Recently President Biden’s administration has recommended that all Americans should receive a third dose of their Pfizer or Moderna vaccine eight months after their second dose, starting as soon as Sept. 20. With that word, there has been much concern that something is wrong, but…
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Written by: Matthew Burnette, PharmD | Director of Clinical Operations In the last few years, there have been a number of generic medications released on the market under a different name than the brand but not the chemical name. This can lead to confusion for nursing and medication technicians that administer these drugs in the…
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Gayco Recognizes Jamey Sharpe as Employee of the Quarter for Q2 2021 Jamey Sharpe is one of the most dedicated and hard-working professionals in our industry. He has implemented and maintained information systems in our workflow such as ensuring your calls and fax messages are received, the automation responsible for strip pack medications, and their…
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Time for the Good News! Gayco Healthcare is proud to announce the newest member of our growing team here in the Southeast. Michael Holtzclaw has joined our team as the Director of Pharmacy Engagement. Michael comes to team Gayco as a 10 year Navy Veteran. Michael also brings an arsenal of sales and operational skills…
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By Mike Glenn, R.Ph., CGP Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of function and death of nerve cells leading to progressive memory loss and cognitive decline. It affects more than 5 million Americans and accounts for most cases of Dementia.   About one-half of people over 85 are affected.   Healthcare workers with assisted living…
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By Ashley Gay, PharmD – Gayco Consultant Pharmacist There seems to be an overall upward trend in psychoactive numbers in many skilled nursing and assisted living facilities since the beginning of COVID. I think this is to be expected given the mental toll this virus has taken on our elderly residents. I wouldn’t be surprised…
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We would like to say congratulations to the entire team at Spring Harbor on their recent accomplishment of receiving the Bronze award for quality presented by AHCA/NCAL this past week. The Georgia Healthcare Association releases the following: We are pleased to share that 28 long term care communities across Georgia were recognized with a 2021 Bronze…
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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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