Medication Administration

Nurses modify meds as 'necessary evil'

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A study of geriatric care nurses found that many still crush medications, split doses or otherwise modify orally administered medicines — a practice they see as helping patients with swallowing difficulties, dementia or other conditions.

 Oxycodone dose 20 times too strong kills nursing home resident

Oxycodone dose 20 times too strong kills nursing home resident

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A Minnesota nurse accidentally gave a resident a dose of oxycodone 20 times too strong, killing him within a few hours last year, according to a state investigation.

New system for medication management

New system for medication management

Medcenter Systems has released a device to help with proper dosage and timing of medication.

Redilearning reaches agreement with MED-PASS

Redilearning has reached an agreement with MED-PASS that will offer online education courses to healthcare professionals.