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Medication handling and added concerns with COVID-19 — June 23

Providers should always be careful about challenges and risks when it comes to crushing or compounding medications. Now, however, there are fears of contamination or spreading of COVID-19, as well as ongoing concerns presented by PDPM, USP, NIOSH, OSHA and CMS.  These will all be discussed at a webinar titled “To crush or not to…

McKnight’s ‘Power Panel’ delivers operational strategies Wednesday

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years. Fortunately, the inaugural McKnight’s Power Panel is here to help providers develop successful strategies for today, and the future. The virtual roundtable of marketplace leaders is titled “Succeeding despite the 2020 pandemic” and will take start at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday, June 10. Five top…

Feeling disrespected? You ain’t seen anything yet

If you’re tempted to bypass this blog because you want to start the weekend on a brighter note, I wouldn’t blame you. But then again, weekends are a central theme to what’s going to hurt so much more in the future. I’m afraid Monday’s announcement of possible future penalties for infection control deficiencies is going…

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