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Metformin: Drug for Multiple Conditions

As a front-line treatment for type 2 diabetes, metformin is among the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States. In 2021 alone, clinicians wrote more than 91 million orders for the medication — up from 40 million 2004.
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The Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center is excited to announce a new collaboration with Stratis Health.

Stratis Health is a trusted expert in leading health care transformation and quality improvement to make lives better in Minnesota and nationwide. Its thought leaders deliver data-driven insights, evidence-based interventions, and leading-edge improvement methodologies that inspire organizations and communities to achieve solutions to their most complex and diverse health improvement challenges. We have joined forces to enhance care coordination and patient outcomes for individuals with multiple chronic conditions.

This collaboration brings together the expertise of both organizations to develop innovative strategies and solutions to address the challenges faced by individuals with complex health needs. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting partnership.

Medication Safety

Patients have long associated trust and respect with nursing. However, recent incidents of nurses delivering inappropriate medications (wrong drug, wrong dose) have led to catastrophic consequences. Most notoriously, former nurse RaDonda Vaught was stripped of her nursing license and charged with reckless homicide and abuse of an impaired adult.

Anticholinergics, widely used in clinical practice for an extensive range of diseases, exert effects on circulation, respiration, alertness, and vision by blocking the action of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter) within the choli­nergic sys­tem.

Providers prescribe benzodiazepines (BZDs)—also known as anxiolytics, hypnotics, muscle relaxants, anticonvulsants, and amnestic medications—to manage several symptoms and conditions, including anxiety, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, sedation, muscle spasms, agitation, and seizures.

To ensure safety and effective care, nurses must maintain their knowledge and understanding of opioid pharmacologic properties and best practices when caring for patients with acute and chronic non-cancer pain.

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As a front-line treatment for type 2 diabetes, metformin is among the most widely prescribed drugs in the United States. In 2021 alone, clinicians wrote more than 91 million orders for the medication — up from 40 million 2004.
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Multivitamins and Cognition: New Data From COSMOS

New data from the Cocoa Supplement and Multivitamin Outcomes Study (COSMOS) suggest that a daily multivitamin may help protect the aging brain. However, at least one expert has concerns about the study’s methodology and, as a result, the interpretation of its findings.
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Webinar Preview: Dr. Glenna Crooks discusses her research on helping overloaded people remaining in the workforce

Webinar Preview: Medication Safety – Protecting Your Patients… and Your Practice

Dr Kim Kuebler Implementing Palliative Care in Multiple Chronic Conditions in the U.S.

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What are the 4 M’s?

The Hartford Foundation, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, American Hospital Association, and the Catholic Health Association among other agencies are promoting a healthcare system that we want for ourselves and others. Recognizing the need for improved care for the nation’s largest patient population – those living with 2 or more chronic…
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Branding problem with palliative care

There is a branding problem with palliative care in that it is associated with end of life, hospice or serious illness. Palliative care is also symptom management – skilled clinical decision making that improves patient quality of life – allowing for greater physical functioning and engagement in meaningful activities. Palliative…
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HealthCom Media announces new and exciting changes for the Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center in 2024.

DOYLESTOWN, PA — HealthCom Media (HCM), a leading information, marketing services, content development, and healthcare publishing company recently added Multiple Chronic Conditions Resource Center (MCCRC) to its many resources, which include American Nurse Journal, the official peer-reviewed journal of the American Nurses Association. This acquisition expands access to clinical resources…
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U.S. Senate Defeats The Deadly Palliative Care Bill for The Third Time

Hospice supporters have been pushing for the Palliative Care and Hospice Education Training Act since 2017. Defeated for the 3rd time December 2022. The recent ProPublica and the New Yorker investigation on fraud and abuse by U.S. Hospice care has pushed legislators and Government Agencies to re-evaluate regulatory changes for…
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