MedTrainer in the News:
DPR Group helps develop and place Brian Williams, MedTrainer’s Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs, bylined article in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News
In skilled nursing and long-term care, common drugs like warfarin and oxytocin are administered to patients regularly. These too are considered hazardous by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Further, it is common practice to crush or split medication tablets in long-term care and assisted living facilities for convenience and to assist residents with swallowing. For drugs which are hazardous if altered by crushing, breaking, splitting, or other manipulation from their intended dosage form, you need to consider potential exposure, surface contamination and medication errors. In fact, it is estimated that 10 percent of all medication is not suitable for splitting or crushing.