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Entries for July 2015

by Haya Abu-Seir, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, St. John Hospital and Medical Center How often have you looked at an electronic medical record and noticed that pantoprazole was on the list? How often was it unclear what the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) was being used for? While PPIs are a class of medications used for various indications, they are widely overused and are associated with signif...

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by Michael Galbraith, Pharm.D., PGY2 pharmacotherapy resident, Henry Ford Hospital   Professional success cannot be achieved alone. Regardless of the time in our careers, we can think of at least one influential mentor who helped guide us along the way. It has been said that this mentor/mentee relationship is one of the greatest professional relationships one can have. In an effort to provi...

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by Trevor Warner, Pharm.D., Northern Regional Society Representative   It’s been a busy spring for the Northern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NMSHP) with two recent meetings. The first of our spring meetings took place on April 16 in beautiful Petoskey at City Park Grill, where Laurie Kane, MD, gave a great presentation on redefining the use of basal insulin. We also ...

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by Bruce Chaffee, Pharm.D., FASHP, MSHP IT Committee The advent of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, a component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, spurred the rapid proliferation of electronic health record (EHR) adoption in hospitals. Once EHRs are implemented, hospitals have been incentivized to meet the requirements of a three...

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2015 Vaccine Update

Posted on July 14, 2015 in: Professional Practice

by Curtis Smith, Pharm.D., MSHP/MPA Public Affairs Committee Over the past year, a number of changes have occurred with vaccines targeted to adults and adolescents. An understanding of these changes is important for both the pharmacist providing immunizations and for promoting them. For complete information on all the current recommendations, please refer to the adult and adolescent immunization ...

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