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OnePoint Patient Care Expands Its Local Hospice Pharmacy Model throughout Texas

Tempe, AZ – NOVEMBER 29, 2021 – OnePoint Patient Care (OnePoint) is continuing to expand its high-touch local hospice pharmacy services throughout Texas. With the opening of its newest hospice-dedicated pharmacy in Austin, OnePoint now has eight pharmacies serving more than 1,000 patients across the state. With the ability to serve multiple markets with same […]

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Oscar the Cat, Meet Dr. Peyo the Horse

Just like Oscar the cat can identify and comfort patients who are near death, it seems that another unusual suspect has a keen sense for helping humans who are approaching the end of life. Peyo (affectionately nicknamed “Dr. Peyo”) is a 15-year-old former show stallion that literally roams the halls of the palliative care center […]

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In the News: Aduhelm – A Breakthrough Drug or Break the Bank?

Earlier this year in June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new Alzheimer disease (AD) drug for the first time since 2003.1 Biogen’s Aduhelm (aducanumab) is a monoclonal antibody infusion that’s administered every 4 weeks and targets amyloid beta plaque aggregates in the brain – an underlying cause of AD.2,3 Aduhelm is […]

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NOACs, Insulins, and COPD Drugs in Hospice: Where Are We Now?

We hope you were able to join the March and April presentations from our 2021 clinical webinar series, Budget Busters – Best Practices with NOACs, Insulins, and COPD Drugs in Hospice. Throughout the webinar, our Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Melissa Corak presented pearls and practical strategies to promote cost avoidance in circumstances where hospices would otherwise […]

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Together as One | Nickyia Harper

Our “Together as One” series spotlights nurses, physicians, pharmacists and others who positively impact the lives of hospice patients and their families every day. Through the dedicated and compassionate work of these inspiring professionals, patients receive the high-quality care and attentive consideration they deserve. Together with innovative and responsive hospice partners, they create the network […]

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New Expanded, Updated Edition of OnePoint Patient Care Clinical Symptom Guide Now Available

Tempe, AZ – SEPTEMBER 23, 2021 – OnePoint Patient Care has published a newly updated and vastly expanded 3rd edition of its Clinical Symptom Guide. In addition to updates to existing monographs, 28 new monographs have been added to this valuable resource for hospice clinicians and nurses. Among the additions are monographs detailing the palliative […]

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Battle of the Gabapentinoids: Gabapentin Vs. Pregabalin

Neuropathic pain is pain caused by a lesion or disease of the somatosensory system1 and is often described as sensations of burning, tingling, shooting, sharpness, stabbing, or like electrical shocks. It is associated with conditions seen in many hospice patients including cancer, diabetes, and stroke. Neuropathic pain may also be a complication of neuromuscular diseases […]

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In the News: Beers Criteria

In early 2019, the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) released an update to the Beers Criteria for Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use in Older Adults, otherwise referred to as the Beers Criteria. The Beers Criteria provides a framework for safe medication prescribing in older adults, based on an expert panel’s systematic review of available evidence surrounding drug-related […]

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Oscar the Cat – Feline Prognosticator

  Being a prognosticator, or a predictor, is one of many hats that hospice clinicians wear. The ability to provide an accurate prognosis plays a crucial role in many clinical decisions. In addition to clinical experience, hospice clinicians use tools like the Palliative Performance Scale (PPS) to help predict survival. Believe it or not, there’s one very […]

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Together as One | Pharmacist Profile: Kim Johnson, RPh

Our “Together as One” series spotlights nurses, physicians, pharmacists and others who positively impact the lives of hospice patients and their families every day. Through the dedicated and compassionate work of these inspiring professionals, patients receive the high-quality care and attentive consideration they deserve. Together with innovative and responsive hospice partners, they create the network […]

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