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Deciphering Antibiotic Allergies via Penicillin Skin Testing
By Kristen Zeitler, BS, PharmD, BCPS, and Nicholas Piccicacco, PharmD, BCIDP, AAHIVP

Drug allergies, including those to antibiotics, are a leading reason for patients to receive second line treatments. One of the most common antibiotic classes to which patients report an allergy are beta-lactam antibiotics, specifically penicillins. For tips on drug allergy assessments, including the benefits of proper allergy labeling and penicillin skin testing, CLICK HERE.

Did You Know . . .
Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, this year saw another increase in the number of facilities adopting IV workflow automation. CLICK HERE to see this year’s trends in IV workflow management systems.

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Creating A Diversion Prevention Team
By Nathan Hanson, PharmD, MS, BCPS

While it is impossible to entirely prevent diversion, it is possible to create a system that will limit its frequency and increase the chances of it being detected. To learn how to establish a support system and determine who should be on your diversion prevention team, CLICK HERE.

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