The Alliance for Patient Medication Safety™ (APMS™) is a federally-listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The mission of APMS is to encourage a culture of safety by providing recommendations on best practices and workflow processes designed to reduce medication errors, improve medication use and minimize patient risk.
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) is a community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution program that was created as a way to combat Ohio’s opioid overdose epidemic. Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing.
Project DAWN kits are free. The kit includes:
- 2 - 4mg doses of Narcan Nasal Spray
- 1 pair of nitrile gloves
- 1 face shield
- 1 educational DVD
- 1 educational booklet
RxPATROL will gather information from pharmacy theft reports and serve as a clearing house to disseminate pertinent leads to the law enforcement community.
Phone Number: (614) 466-4143
Generation Rx educates people of all ages about the potential dangers of misusing prescription medications.
Ohio Department of Medicaid
Updates from the Ohio Department of Medicaid:
This year the most common type injury for our group members has been identified as Sprains & strains of the back. This article contains specific information to help you prevent this type of injury.
These articles contain Workplace Safety information.
The DSH training center offers a variety of courses addressing:
- Industrial safety
- Construction safety
- Industrial hygiene
- Safety management
- Risk management
All courses are offered on an open-enrollment basis to eligible Ohio businesses. Courses are designed to emphasize practical application of safety principles, development of a safety culture, current and proposed standards for regulatory compliance, risk and BWC programs.
Ohio BWCGroup-Experience/Retrospective Rating Requirements/Program
The ultimate key to controlling workers’ compensation costs lies in preventing workplace accident in the first place. The Ohio BWC can help employers do that. The 2020-2021 Safety Services Catalog describes the collection of free programs, services and resources available to help keep employees safe.
Ohio Department of Aging
Resources from the Ohio Department of Aging:
The link above is to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy's Background Check Summary for Pharmacy Technicians (6/4/2019).
Ohio Pharmacists Association trusts and proudly endorses Sedgwick as their recommended Third Party Administrator for Ohio workers’ comp. We’ve been partnered for over 20 years and through our partnership Sedgwick has saved our members hundreds of thousands of dollars. Last year alone, OPA members saved $123,211, a 308% return on their investment when they’ve work with Sedgwick.
Save Significantly on Your Workers’ Compensation Premium
Did you know that many alternative discounts are available to help reduce your annual Ohio workers’ compensation costs? Through the Sedgwick workers’ compensation program, your organization can significantly reduce your workers’ compensation costs through a variety of alternative rating programs. Sedgwick offers you quality service and stability through the complex workers’ compensation environment.
For over 50 years, Sedgwick has been helping employers navigate Ohio’s workers’ compensation system, providing services to help them control claim-related costs and reduce premiums. Their team includes the experienced colleagues from CompManagement and CareWorks Comp. The two companies merged and are now Sedgwick. Together, they serve nearly 65,000 Ohio employers including organizations of all sizes operating in various industries across the state. Group rating programs administered by Sedgwick have produced over $4 billion in savings since group rating was introduced in 1991, and their group retrospective programs have returned over $630 million in premium refunds since the program began in 2009.
If your organization is not yet participating in this member benefit, and you would like to receive a free, no-obligation analysis from Sedgwick, email Robert Nicoll at email@example.com or apply online at www.sedgwick.com/ohiotpa.
May 4-6: Ohio BWC offers MHS23
Register today for the 2023 Medical & Health Symposium and earn free continuing education while listening to a team of national and state interdisciplinary experts. This year you’ll have the opportunity to watch a live shoulder surgery, attend a panel discussion on mental health and wellness, learn about recovery after an injury, a session on rising to your best self, and much more.
The symposium is designed for healthcare practitioners, legal professionals, and anyone that seeks a better understanding of some of the most pressing health and medical related topics impacting patient care. This year we are seeking approval for 20 continuing education types.
Covid-19 and OSHA Recordable
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), COVID-19 can be a recordable illness if a worker is infected as a result of performing their work-related duties. (Please see newsletter for more details)
Membership, meeting and organization information for the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy