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Entries for May 2018

By Jesse Hogue, Pharm.D., pharmacy education coordinator, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) will convene its 70th Annual Session of the House of Delegates in Denver in June to address an agenda that includes considering 31 policy recommendations, receiving board and committee reports and addressing a variety of other society business...

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Asymptomatic Bacteriuria

Posted on May 15, 2018 in: Patient Safety

By Jennifer Chou, PharmD, PGY2 infectious diseases pharmacy resident, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak   Overtreatment of asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) remains a common problem that can lead to increased antibiotic resistance, increased risk for C. difficile infection and adverse effects. ASB is the isolation of bacteria in a urine culture from a patient without symptoms such as dysuria, urina...

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By Jamie George, B.H.S., Pharm.D. candidate 2019, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Wayne State University and Joseph Fava, Pharm.D., clinical assistant professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice, Wayne State University, Detroit   Immunization recommendations are continuously updated by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and published by the Centers for Disease Control a...

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By Bradley St. Pierre, PharmD; Michelle Crisher, PharmD; Domenico Grande, Pharm D; Vitaliy Perets, PharmD, pharmacy residents, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit The increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients hospitalized for an acute medical illness has been well documented in the literature.1 Uncertainty exists as to whether this risk extends beyond hospitalizati...

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By Cathleen Edick, Pharm.D., CDE, pharmacy program manager, McLaren Greater Lansing, central regional representative   The Capital Area Pharmacists Association (CAPA) began 2018 with a very informative continuing education (CE) presentation delivered by Diplomat’s pharmacy residents. In January, Millie Mo, Pharm.D. and Johnson Ching, Pharm.D., educated pharmacists and pharmacy technic...

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