CDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance

On August 11, the CDC announced it is streamlining its COVID-19 guidance to: help people better understand their risk; how to protect themselves and others; what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19; and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus. Their announcement stated that “COVID-19 continues to… Read More

Updated pharmacotherapy guidance for adult and pediatric patients

The UK HealthCare Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee has approved the following updates and additions to interim guidance for adult and pediatric patients. New guidelines Interim Guidance for the Use of Tixagevimab-Cilgavimab (Evusheld) in Adult Patients (4-19-22) Interim Guidance for the Use of Tixagevimab-Cilgavimab (Evusheld) in Pediatric Patients (4-22-22) Interim Pharmacotherapy Guidance for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Infection… Read More

Update to COVID testing prior to procedures effective Oct. 4

In May 2020, UK HealthCare rolled out preprocedural testing requirements for: all anesthesia-supported procedures; all conscious-sedation procedures performed in endoscopy, cath lab, EP lab, IR/NIR, pediatric sedation and diagnostic radiology certain pulmonary function tests Beginning Monday, October 4, 2021, UK HealthCare adopted a new workflow to remain consistent with CDC public health guidance. This allows… Read More