Media Hub / June 9, 2023
In the McKnights Long-Term Care News article, “How to do it…Medication safety amid staffing woes,” PharMerica Director of Clinical Operations-South Marti Wdowicki and Director of Clinical Services Stephen Creasy discuss how skilled nursing facilities manage medication safety when faced with staffing shortages.
Persistent workforce shortages can hamstring even the most high-functioning skilled nursing facility. Managing medications and ensuring their integrity and proper dosing are no exception. As experts note here, the key to navigating this critical issue is respecting workers and protecting the patients they serve.
Marti Wdowicki, PharmD, director of clinical operations-south for PharMerica, adds that achieving good coordination of care is hard when staff is “overwhelmed and inconsistent from turnover.” A consultant pharmacist can streamline things.
“The key to adapting to workforce challenges involves a combination of changing facility practices, standard operating procedures, but also technology, which is where a lot of errors and omissions occur,” adds Stephen Creasy, PharmD, director of clinical services for PharMerica.
Read the full article here.