Last update: March 27, 2020 at 9:45 AM ET
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Our Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparation and Support
ASCP pharmacists represent a critical line of defense to our nation’s medically complex and older adult patients. Many of our patients live on congregate care environments. This makes them especially vulnerable to infectious diseases. Some of the reactions to COVID-19 are concerning. Our pharmacists and pharmacies provide important medication management services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities routinely. There is concern that any personnel moving from location to location could contribute to a potential spread of infection. CMS has issued its strongest guidance regarding visitors and non-essential personnel for entrance into long-term care facilities.
Please find some of our resources below and let us know how we can continue to support you as a valued senior care pharmacist.
ASCP Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Upcoming Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinars
Mark your calendar for these upcoming webinars. We will give you the latest information and guidance to help you stay on top of the information overload and get your facts from a trusted source, ASCP. All webinars are FREE and open to ALL health care
professionals and students. There is no continuing education related to these webinars.
FDA is already implementing contingency plans for 23 medications identified as likely to be shorted during the COVID-19 response. Many of these are antibiotics used for secondary infections. Join ASCP for the latest update on the potential for shortages, as well as any insight into which medications could be implicated. One of the tools that may be at the disposal of pharmacists will be therapeutic interchange in the case of shortages. We will discuss how this will work and what steps pharmacies and pharmacists can take to be prepared.
CDC & WHO Resources
Additional Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources