Last update: August 12, 2020 at 10:50 AM ET
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.
Using publicly available information released by states and information sourced by members of these organizations, a general heat map has been created at a zip code level. This information is being provided to the public for use in identifying COVID-19 hot spots within the skilled nursing home industry. Visit ascp.com/heatmap to view the heat map.
Please find some of our resources below and let us know how we can continue to support you as a valued senior care pharmacist.
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. Previous Covid-19 Webinar Recordings Archived Here (Member Login Required)
Vaccinating the Nation: How Will this Work and what Role will Pharmacists Play?
Fri, Oct 16, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Join national leaders in pharmacy and medicine discuss where things stand with not just a vaccine but a plan to deliver it to help end the Covid-19 crisis. Politics and information overload has made understanding the safety, efficacy, storage, and plan very difficult to follow. Pharmacists are the front line of vaccinations in communities and will be in long term care facilities as well. What do we need to know, how can we prepare as pharmacists and as pharmacies for what is to come when a vaccine is approved? Join this webinar during Senior Care Pharmacist’s Week for the answers.
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Free for Everyone
NEW! Operation Warp Speed – Deploying a Vaccine in Senior Care
Testing Out: COVID-19 Tests and Testing Procedures for Pharmacists (May 22, 2020)
Truths vs Myths in COVID-19 Is Hydroxychloroquine Working and are there Risks with Nebulizer Medications (April 24, 2020)