Sonja Quale, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News

Sonja Quale

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Polypharmacy: Keeping the elderly safe

Polypharmacy is defined as taking multiple medications for the same condition, taking different medications for multiple conditions (multi-morbidity), or taking more drugs than are medically necessary, although there is no consensus on the exact number of unique medications taken concurrently to be considered polypharmacy.

F-Tag in focus: F-425

F-Tag 425 requires that centers’ pharmacy services provide residents the routine and emergency drugs they need, with the overall goal of ensuring the safe and effective use of medications.

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F-Tag in focus: F-329

Avoiding the administration of unnecessary drugs is critical to maintaining a resident’s highest practicable health and well-being, and the basis of F-329.

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