2019 FAWKS controlled drug recommendations and update Don't want a $1 million fine? Pay attention to regulated drugs
http://www.drugwatch.com/seniors/ Medications and medical devices specific to seniors
http://www.drugwatch.com/tylenol/ Information regarding Tylenol
https://blackboxrx.com/app/guest Provides a list of medications with black box warnings. This is a proprietary Web site and requires payment of a fee for access.
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm111085.htm Allows you to search or browse medications with FDA Safety Alerts; Healthcare Professional, Patient, and Consumer Information Sheets; Medication Guides; and Information Pages
http://www.americangeriatrics.org/files/documents/beers/2012BeersCriteria_JAGS.pdf The American Geriatric Society has updated the Beers Criteria list based on evidence=based recommendations. The updated report was published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society
http://www.americangeriatrics.org/health_care_professionals/clinical_practice/clinical_guidelines_recommendations/2012 Additional resources about the Beers Criteria.
https://www.ascp.com/articles/when-medicine-hurts-instead-helps-executive-summary When Medicine Hurts Instead of Helps: Preventing Medication Problems in Older Persons
https://www.ascp.com/articles/when-medicine-hurts-silent-epidemic When Medicine Hurts: The Silent Epidemic
https://www.ascp.com/articles/antipsychotic-medication-use-nursing-facility-residents Antipsychotic Medication Use in Nursing Facility Residents
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk4wcLK9nTc&feature=youtu.be Improving Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Best Care Practices
http://surveyortraining.cms.hhs.gov/pubs/AntiPsychoticMedHome.aspx Improving Dementia Care and Reducing Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medications in Nursing Homes CMS Training If you are a provider or do not wish to receive credit for viewing the program, please visit the CMS Surveyor Training Website and click on the program that you wish to view.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk4wcLK9nTc&feature=youtu.be Want to help your facilities better appreciate the value of non-pharmacologic treatments? Here’s an informative video from CMS entitled "Improving Dementia Care in Nursing Homes: Best Care Practices."
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