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Leverage Data to Drive Quality
By Charles Summerlin, PharmD; Judith Lovince, PharmD; Mary-Haston Vest, PharmD, MS, BCPS; and Samuel Eberwein, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCSCP

Health systems are among the biggest producers of data. Technological advancements have exponentially increased the amount of data routinely generated, as well as the ability to analyze it. However, the act of simply collecting data is insufficient; this data must be leveraged to provide actionable insights that help maximize safety and operational benefits. To read about how to improve pharmacy operations from data analytics, CLICK HERE.

Did You Know . . .
The overall error rate for parenteral nutrition is 15.6 per 1000 PN prescriptions filled. CLICK HERE to learn about how to ensure PN safety.

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Protect Staff with CSTDs
Q&A with AnnMarie L. Walton, PhD, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES; Seth Eisenberg, RN, OCN, BMTCN; and MiKaela Olsen, DPN, APRN-CNS, AOCNS, FAAN

Reducing surface contamination and spills is a goal of any HD risk reduction strategy, and CSTDs are a critical part of a safety program to reduce the risks associated with HD use. While USP <800> does not require CSTDs for compounding, CSTDs should be utilized to protect staff and to mitigate transference of drug residue to heavily trafficked patient care areas. To read about key considerations for utilizing CSTD in administration versus preparation and how to choose a CSTD for your facility, CLICK HERE.

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