Long-Term Care AdviseERR Volume 5, Issue 8

Medication Safety Alert! August 2017

In this month’s issue:

  • What's in a Generic Name? Clues About the Drug's Use and Possible Adverse Effects
  • Possible reason for hyperglycemia in patients/residents using an insulin pen
  • Elavil OTC Sleep - not a drug!
  • Name mix-up: rifAMPin and rifapentine
  • Concentrated insulin pens and visually impaired residents
  • Long-Term Care Transitions: Safe Geriatric Medication Practices after Hospitalization

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