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Along with revised and updated chapters, this edition includes new chapters on specialty practice, communication and teamwork, billing and reimbursement, and durable and nondurable medical equipment, devices, and supplies, as well as reorganization to follow the structure of most curricula and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists model curriculum.
Appended are: (1) Standards based on the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), Model Curriculum for Pharmacy Technician Training (Second edition), Goal Statements; (2) Related Academic Standards; and (3) 21st Century Skills.
(1.) American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. ASHP therapeutic guidelines on stress ulcer prophylaxis.
Oncology nurses should review material safety data sheets for each agent and educate patients and caregivers about glove usage, hand washing, and spill clean-up procedures in accordance with National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and other expert guidance (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2006; NIOSH, 2004).
The frequency of this problem may cause the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, based in Bethesda, Maryland, to petition manufacturers of hazardous drugs to formulate a plan that will minimize contamination on the outside of containers.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists recommends that in cases of poisoning, caregivers immediately call the national phone number for poison control centers--800-222-1222.
In addition, shortages have contributed to "the delay or cancellation of certain medical procedures, prolonged patient stays in hospitals, and serious medication errors." In addition, the study continued, "'shortages have also affected drug prices as pharmacists are forced to buy the same product at higher than contracted prices or more expensive alternative products in the same therapeutic class." The survey was conducted by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and pharmacy residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, which represents hospital, HMO, and nursing home pharmacists, agreed with the FDA's assessment.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists would also like to see the product's lot number and expiration date included in the bar code.
The executive session was convened by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Nurses Association, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. The full text of the executive session summary can be viewed at www.ashp.org/public/pubs/ajhpopan/5b-sf-thompson.pdf
Approximately 51 percent of American adults take two or more medications each' day, and nearly 10 percent do not inform hospital personnel about medications they are taking, according to a survey commissioned by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
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