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Webinar Training

As part of our ongoing commitment to continuing education, we invite our valued HealthDirect customers to attend complimentary monthly webinars. The session invites, topics and learning objectives are shared via email, allowing attendees to easily register. These webinars feature professional speakers and relevant topics, as well as select continuing education credits.

Clinical Insight

Did You Know? Naloxone – Administration

Did You Know? Naloxone – Administration

Printer Friendly PDF Opioids are a prescription drug class most commonly prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. They include drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and fentanyl. Improper use of...

Antibiotics and Timing of Administration

Antibiotics and Timing of Administration

Printer Friendly PDF It is estimated that 50-70 % of nursing homes patients will be prescribed a systemic antibiotic over the course of a year1.  A patient’s routine medications can interfere with certain antibiotics,...

Insulin Expiration Dates: Update

Insulin Expiration Dates: Update

Print Friendly PDF All insulins should be stored in the refrigerator until opening and protected from light.Once opened or removed from the refrigerator for storage in the medication cart, theinsulin should be dated as it...

Did You Know? Strategies to Stop or Switch SSRI’s

Did You Know? Strategies to Stop or Switch SSRI’s

Printer Friendly PDF There are many medications that need to be slowly tapered to discontinuation to avoid adverse effects or rebound symptoms from occurring. Antidepressants are one of the medication categories that follow...

Cataract Awareness Month

Cataract Awareness Month

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens, which blocks or changes the passage of light into the eye. Versus glaucoma which is caused by too much fluid pressure inside your eye, leading to slow vision loss and loss of...

National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

National Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Statistics & Demographics Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of Dementia, an impairment of one’s ability to remember, think, or make typical daily decisions more of a challenge. Alzheimer’s disease is currently...

Managing Pharmacy Transitions Remotely

Managing Pharmacy Transitions Remotely

Pharmacy Change During a Pandemic Business is certainly not “as usual” in any industry, especially long-term and supported care.  Staffing needs are being evaluated and altered almost daily, vendor/visitor/admission...

Cannabis in Long-Term Care Communities [eBook]

Cannabis in Long-Term Care Communities [eBook]

The latest eBook from the HealthDirect team, Cannabis in Long-Term Care Communities, shares need-to-know information about the use of CBD and medical marijuana in LTC communities. With both now legal in an increasing number...

New HealthDirect Pharmacy Location: Ozark, Missouri

New HealthDirect Pharmacy Location: Ozark, Missouri

Our family of pharmacies is growing!  The long-term care division of Family Pharmacy of Ozark, Missouri is now part of the HealthDirect pharmacy family.  The Ozark, MO pharmacy team has a stellar reputation for...