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“Congratulations to the 7 Georgia centers receiving the Silver Quality Award for 2019,” said GHCA/GCAL President and CEO Tony Marshall. “I applaud these members for their ongoing commitment to quality advancement, evidenced by continuous improvement in performance and health care outcomes.” Recipients listed below: Azalealand Nursing Home – Savannah, GA
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Gayco healthcare does the following things for those we serve. Cycle fill medications. This is helpful on many levels, most notably… Cost savings due to lower quantities of medications being sent at one time. Multi-dosing allows for a more accurate med pass as medications are packaged according to administration time. QuickMAR® – an easy-to-use eMAR…
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New Expiration Date Labeling For Inhaled Medications By Matt Burnette, PharmD, Gayco Consultant and Quality Assurance Pharmacist Many drug manufacturers have begun to package their products inside foil packaging to provide for longer shelf life of the medication. Until these foil packages are opened the drug expiration is held only to the manufacturers date on…
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Vitamin D Deficiency By Ashley Gay, PharmD, Gayco Consultant Pharmacist Vitamin D is an extremely important vitamin that has powerful effects on several systems throughout your body. Unlike other vitamins, vitamin D functions like a hormone, and every single cell in your body has a receptor for it. Your body makes it from cholesterol when…
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CMS regulations limit PRN use of Psychotropic medications By Tom Jeter, R.Ph., Director of Clinical Services Introduction: On November 28, 2017, CMS adopted new guidelines which included a new interpretation to the appropriate use of As Needed Psychotropic medications in the LTC setting. There continues to be some confusion about these new guidelines and what…
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A service provided by …. Gayco Now Provides Medicare Part D Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Medicare Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Programs offer free services to eligible members of Medicare Part D drug plans. These services help make sure that medications are working to improve their members’ health. Who is this for? If you have residents…
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Preventing Diversion of Controlled Substances in Long Term Care Facilities by Beth Greenway, RN Let’s face it, diversion of controlled substances is more common than we think but is usually kept quiet in facilities.  Diversion leads to serious patient safety, harm to the healthcare worker and liability to the facility. There are three main components…
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A New Medication For Treating The Flu: Xofluza by Tom Jeter, BS Pharm   Xofluza (zoh-FLOO-zuh, baloxavir) is the first new oral antiviral for treating influenza in almost 20 years.   Xofluza can be considered an alternative to Tamiflu. The most unique difference of the two is Xofluza is a ONE oral dose medication compared…
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We are excited to announce that Ms. Brenda Gaillard was nominated and selected as the employee of the quarter. Brenda is one of Gayco’s lead technicians and works in our automated tablet packaging (ATP) area processing cycles for the residents we serve. Brenda was nominated by several of her co-workers and here is what they…
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