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Community-Associated MRSA Appears Widespread in Nursing Homes

By AHS | March 09, 2013
All but 2 of 22 Orange County, California, nursing homes included in a study were found to have residents infected with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.

Antibiotic-resistant staph infections, including community-associated strains, were found to be widespread in nursing homes in a California county, according to the results of a study published in the March 2013 edition of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.

The researchers assessed the prevalence of community-associated strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) among residents of 22 o

Pharmacy Staffing: How It Can Help You

By AHS | February 27, 2013
When your business grows, do you hire more employees?  Or are you reluctant - fearful the economy will drop-off again?

If your company is fearful to hire additional employees because it doesn't want to be "stuck" with employees they don't need, maybe the answer is temporary employees.

Temporary staffing can help
This is even the case in most pharmacies on a seasonal basis.  During winter months when cold and flu season spikes, your business will spike as well

Hospitals Pursue Drugstore Partnership

By AHS | February 22, 2013
Hospitals are looking to large drugstore chains, their vast databases and patient-outreach resources to help reduce hospital readmission rates.

With medication discrepancies doubling the risk of hospital readmissions, contracting with drugstores to monitor for prescription conflicts and follow up with patients is well worth the expense, healthcare researcher Jane Brock tells Colorado Public Radio.

Now that Medicare payments are at risk if too many patients come back within 30 days of discharge, hospitals have even more incentive to pursue drugstore partnerships.

"The infrastructure of doing these call back programs is not merely that there's a telephone

Dream Job Highlight

By AHS | February 20, 2013
Dream Job Highlight:

At AHS PharmStat, we know you have options when it comes to work, and we have opportunities for pharmacist and pharmacy technicians across the country! Our job is to help you find that dream job that makes you want to get up every morning. In places you have always dreamed of visiting. We have opportunities in beautiful areas – your dream destination. Whether you want to work permanent, relief shifts, or travel assignments, we have just the right fit for you!  Below we’ve highlighted one of the areas we currently have available. But you better hurry, here today, gone tomorrow! But guess what? We have new positions come across our desk daily!


Pharmacy Technician Ranks Fifth Among Exciting Health Care Careers You Can Switch To

By AHS | February 11, 2013
Check out these hot health care careers that are just a bachelor’s or associate’s degree away.

Forget medical school and the time it takes to finish it. If you want to make a career switch to the health care industry, there are other ways to prepare that will save you time and money.

Health care needs entire fleets of support staff to keep medical facilities running smoothly, and many of these fields are only expected to grow over the years. In December 2012 alone, the health care industry added 45,000 jobs, reports the U.S. Department of Labor.

Where is all of this growth coming from? “People are living longer, which means the elderly need more caregivers,” says Lynn Berger, a New York-based career c




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