Month: June 2016

Decreasing Drug Dispensation Discrepancy Disasters

Discrepancies in medication dispensation is a problem that can lead to severe issues and even fatalities. Solutions have to be found and this issue is especially prevalent with the elderly. One possible solution that has been proposed is systematic education and reminders. This is because they can decrease the amount of prescriptions required in emergency …

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VIDEO: Care Centers for Alzheimer’s Respite Care

Unfortunately, statistics attest to the fact that close to 5.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s caretakers such as children or siblings, understandably, have a very difficult time. In Waukesha, Wisconsin, there is now a care center that is providing a much-needed break to those caretakers. A place is being provided for seniors with Alzheimer’s to …

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The Elderly & Electronic Medication Checklists

Any kind of errors in medication prescriptions can not only cause severe safety issues, but can actually be fatal. Further, when medication is not used accurately, according to Hanlon, J., K. Schmader, and M. Kornkowski, there is an increased chance of the following conditions occurring: confusion, depression, Incorrect use of medications in the elderly can …

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Benefits of ICD-10 Coding for the Elderly

According to Wikipedia, the ICD-10 is the “10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO). It contains, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances, and external causes of injury or diseases.” In addition, it provides for 14,400+ codes, …

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