e-Works on tablet

December 14th 2021

Ashtons e-Works Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) system is a simple, easy to use system that is specifically designed for hospices and independent healthcare providers. It is well established in a number of the hospices we support – read on to discover how e-Works transformed one of our hospice clients prescribing and administration…  …

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November 19th 2021

Ashtons e-Works Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) system is a simple, easy to use system that is specifically designed for independent healthcare providers. It is well established in a number of the healthcare facilities we support – find out about how one of our hospice clients got on with transitioning to e-Works…   “For…

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September 24th 2021

With trepidation we are beginning to take steps away from the crisis brought about by COVID-19. Thanks to the extraordinarily well organised vaccination programme, a large majority of the adult population has now at least one dose of the vaccine with second dose figures following swiftly, so that even if there were a rise in…

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steroid cards

September 23rd 2021

In August 2020, in response to four deaths and more than 300 reported incidents with steroid replacement therapy involving patients with adrenal insufficiency, a National Patient Safety Alert was published by NHS England and NHS Improvement announcing the introduction of a new patient-held steroid EMERGENCY card. All patients with primary adrenal insufficiency are steroid dependent…

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September 23rd 2021

It is acknowledged that cancer patients have a higher risk of developing pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) than the rest of the population due to the over-secretion and activation of thrombotic chemicals such as thrombin, tissue factor and factor VIIa1. The risk increases as the disease progresses. The Department of Health risk…

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September 23rd 2021

1. Can you put an Abstral tablet in an easy-to-open container for a patient to take when necessary? It is not advisable to take an Abstral tablet from its packaging and store it somewhere else. The nature of the many products that are designed to dissolve easily in the mouth means they are very sensitive…

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Person browsing our new e-learning system on an ipad

September 22nd 2021

Our new e-learning system has been designed to transform your learning experience, with new modules, new content and engaging new learning techniques to help you get the best understanding of our clinical topics. Our new system is simple and easy to use, with new engaging content to help your staff achieve confidence in a range…

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September 22nd 2021

MST granule sachets have been discontinued. If you still have some in stock it is fine to continue to use them, and wholesalers may have a little stock left, but it will eventually run out. If you need to offer a modified release morphine product to a patient with swallowing difficulties or a feeding tube,…

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September 22nd 2021

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that affects approximately one in every 500 people in the UK. It is more prevalent in men than in women and it usually starts after the age of 50. PD is caused by the loss of neurons in the substantia nigra in the brain, which is usually…

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September 21st 2021

Ashtons provides a wide range of training courses, including e-learning and clinical training seminars. You can now choose from these 12 clinical training seminars: Anaphylaxis Cannabis oil Controlled drugs for hospices Drug interactions for hospices NEW End-of-life care for people with Parkinson’s disease NEW Management of diabetes towards the end of life Managing oral problems…

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