Optimizing Medication Management During the COVID-19 Pandemic: It Takes a Village
Brandt, Nicole et al.
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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an unprecedented pandemic that has particularly affected nursing homes and long-term care facilities. To support frontline health care professionals caring for older adults, the current article provides guidance on strategies to optimize medication management within nursing homes and long-term care facilities. In addition, the article reviews two medications that have been granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization for treatment of COVID-19: hydroxychloroquine and remdesivir. Finally, this article highlights resources and strategies for improving communication among an interprofessional team during the ongoing pandemic, as well as education on COVID-19. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has had many negative implications, it has also brought to attention opportunities to improve the delivery of care and increase the importance of working as an interprofessional team (“village”) during these challenging times.Subscription/purchase is needed to have access to the full version of this article.