Health care professionals working in nursing homes are frequently pressured to prescribe antibiotics by residents or family members of the residents in their care. Many non-medical professionals don’t realize that antibiotics aren’t always warranted or effective in treating certain illnesses,
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The CDC recently developed a Nursing Home Communication toolkit to assist care professionals in explaining how and when antibiotics should be prescribed. The toolkit is an opportunity to open lines of communication between providers, residents and their family members. It comprises a four-part communication strategy and offers two nursing home-specific scenarios applying these principles.
“At SpecialtyRx we believe communication is essential to proper care. Anything we can do to help facilitate a conversation Is something we will do. Whether it’s sharing information such as this, setting up protocols or offering top notch customer service,“ noted Joe Kubulak, Chief Operating Officer at SpecialtyRx.
Download the toolkit here.