PDCRx November 2018 Newsletter

PDCRx November 2018 Newsletter

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PDCRx NOVEMBER 2018 NEWSLETTER

Did You Know…

PDC offers Real-time Reporting!
Did you know you have access to real-time reporting with just the click of a button via PDC Reporting?!
PDC Reporting (a.k.a. PDC Analytics) can be accessed via www.pdcrx.com → Client Login → PDC Analytics. This platform provides data such as Top 10 most expensive medications used by your hospice, Active Patient Reports, Medication Reviews, Antibiotics Reports, Delivery Reports, and the list goes on…


For more information, contact
Taylor Bradshaw at taylor@pdcrx.com.
 

Is there something you would like to be addressed or discussed on the newsletter or blog?!

If so, please let Jaymie know at jaymie@pdcrx.com.
 
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Clinical Pearl…

Deciding Hospice Appropriate Medications

Is this prescription expensive? Is this a medication that is covered by hospice? Is this drug right for a hospice patient?

These are questions that run through a nurse’s head when deciding and ordering medications for their hospice patients. In order to understand how to make these decisions, there are some key objectives that need to be discussed. Such objectives include the concept of polypharmacy, the ability to identify necessary and unnecessary medications in the hospice setting, and the ability to recognize the various pharmacologic classes as well as their possible alternative therapies, if any.
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MEET OUR STAFF
Meet Brent Stapleton

Brent is a musician, father of 3 children (daughter Jade and McCartney, son Jett) and 1 dog (Phoenix), chicken coup connoisseur, classic rock band enthusiast and PDCrx’s very own behind-the-scenes magic man. All those weekly and monthly reports, as well as the friendly and prompt messaging via PDC Shared Work – all thanks to this guy! Brent has been a vital part of the PDCrx family for 8 years, but he originates from somewhere much... much... colder - Brandon, Manitoba, Canada! (Sorry) He misses his friends, family, Canada’s premier coffee and donut obsession, and Tim Hortons Café & Bake Shop. Although he misses these things, they aren’t enough to leave Tulsa’s seemingly light winter for the real winter weather Canada used to deliver him. And yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s true what they say about Canadians: Brent is literally one of the nicest human beings you can imagine…which won’t come as a surprise to anyone who has had any sort of correspondence with him!
    Despite the winter weather upgrade, the real reason Brent finds himself in Tulsa is because of his lovely wife and the family they have built. In a past life, Brent worked as a musician in Las Vegas, Nevada. One magical night, he met his now-wife, Tobie, who was visiting Wendover, Nevada from Tulsa, Oklahoma, thanks to winning a radio contest! The story goes: Brent introduced himself on a set break, they exchanged numbers, and the rest is history! After marrying and living in Vegas briefly, they moved to Tulsa to raise their children near family.


Brent is a talented and well-rounded fellow in many ways and we are so lucky to have him on our team! Thanks for all you do, Brent!!
 

November is
National Gratitude Month

This month is National Gratitude Month and our Human Resources Coordinator, Emily, shared with us why this is so important to remember. She shared, “The benefits of practicing gratitude are many! It can be as easy as jotting down a thought or two a day about what you are grateful for on paper, telling people in your life why you appreciate them, and/or focusing on the positive in situations throughout your day.” Thank you Emily, hopefully we can all instill these practices into our day-to-day lives.

Here are a few reasons PDCrx employees are feeling grateful this month-
 
“I am thankful for my beautiful family and co-workers and bosses who support family first!” 
-Jaymie Wilson, Clinical Account Manager

“I’m grateful for waking up every morning, having a house w/air conditioning and heat when needed, food on the table, surrounded by awesome people, a workplace that cares about us, but most of all I’m grateful for my family and extended family and every precious moment I can spend with them. I’m grateful for God’s Grace every day of my life!”
-Louise Jordan, Pharmacy Development & Operations Specialist

“I’m very thankful for toe nail clippers.  I lost my big toenail in Mexico back in 2006 and it grew back really awkward and without a toenail clipper they probably would have had to cut off my toe because it was so in-grown.  Also very thankful for my dogs and people who donated to the Tulsa Girls Art School this year.”
-Paul Hagen, President & Founder

“I’m grateful for a job that I take ownership of and get to make my own. I get to add my personality to it, for example, making up Employee Recognition programs, offering meditation classes, sending gratitude reminders to people to give them ideas of how to show gratitude, etc.  I’m grateful that I have people in my life – at home and at work – that love and appreciate me and that I feel the same way about them. I’m grateful for 70 degree weather in November, the beautiful fall colors, coffee (always), hot cocoa, my family of kitties, my precious husband, and co-workers I consider friends.” 
-Emily Hammer, Executive Assistant & Human Resources Coordinator  

“I am grateful for my family’s health and for having two of the best employers anyone could ask for.”
-Jordan Evans, Senior Account Manager
 
Just For Fun…
It was a wonderful and spooky Halloween here at PDCRx! There is nothing like celebrating a successful October with dressing up and surprise pizza at lunch. (Thank you, Paul!)

Here are some pictures of the fun had at PDCRx:
Where Will PDC Be This Month?
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Did You Know…

PDC offers Customized Solutions!
We can tailor your formulary to fit the needs of your hospice and providers?!

Tailoring the formulary can have a tremendous effect on cost savings and containment. For more information, please contact Jaymie Wilson, Clinical Account Manager at jaymie@pdcrx.com or call 918-516-7311.
 

Have you completed the PDC Client Survey yet?? If you have not and are interested, please contact Taylor Bradshaw, Account Manager for more information at taylor@pdcrx.com.

 
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Clinical Pearl…

Addiction vs Dependence
“I don’t want to take that medicine because I don’t want to get addicted to it!”
Understandable concern, especially in the light of the current “opioid crisis”. However, it is vital to be educated on what exactly it means to be “addicted”, as well as understand how we expect the body to react to opioids when used properly to control pain – especially in the palliative care setting.
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MEET OUR STAFF
“Jordo”

Meet Jordan Evans
Jordan Evans has been a part of the PDCrx team since May of 2015. He is married to a wonderful norwegian beauty whom he met in a ballroom dancing elective while studying molecular biology at the University of Oklahoma. Jordan’s hobbies include listening to showtunes (Hamilton being his favorite), boxing, and growing his garage transformation business, Periwinkle. One thing that most people don’t know about Jordan is that he is a cat dad. Yup, Jordan is the proud father of an exotic short-hair cat named Hank. Feel free to follow Hank on Insta @odd_eye_hank. Now you know some pretty fantastic facts about Jordan, whom we all call “Jordo”. This 27 year-old Filipino-American is just one of the many talented individuals here at PDCrx.

Favorite Quote: If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walter Elias Disney

Thank you, Jordan, for all that you do and for your devotion to our hospice clients!
 
Just For Fun…

These can be some of our most challenging patients, but at the same time some of the most rewarding!
Get educated about Alzheimer’s here:


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Did You Know…

We have a blog!
Visit the blog by accessing our website -
 

We want you to be a part of the blog, too! Please share any funny stories, articles, or thoughts with Jaymie Wilson at jaymie@pdcrx.com, as well as anything you’d like to be featured or discussed.

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Quick Facts on Methadone Utilization…

“Methadone”, the 3-syllable word that still brings most patients and some providers shudders of anxiety. However, when used appropriately, methadone can be a wonderful pain tool in your symptom management arsenal.
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MEET OUR STAFF
Eduardo

Meet Eduardo Contador.
This month, we would like to highlight yet another PDC gem who has Brazilian ties. Meet our IT Director, and all around “go to guy”, Eduardo Contador. He has been an enormous asset to PDC for 10 years! “Du”, as he is affectionately called, hails from Sao Paulo Brazil. I’m sorry, ladies, he’s married – to a beautiful fellow Brazilian from Rio de Janeiro. Her name is Sthephanie (not a typo – that’s the Portuguese spelling) and she is very competitive, likely due to her expansive volleyball background where she even played division 1!
Du is also athletic and competitive, as he has enjoyed playing soccer nearly his entire life. He continues to play competitively in leagues, but doesn’t appear to have been good enough to have played division 1, like his wife. He did shine, however, in academics at Oral Roberts University where he graduated 2nd in his class (out of 3) with a bachelors’ in Management Information Systems. In addition to playing soccer and being schooled in volleyball by his wife, Du also enjoys playing with his rescued pets (2 Schnauzers and a cat), drinking coffee, and spending early mornings in the office at 5am on the first of each month straightening out our valued clients’ invoices and claims.

Thank you, Eduardo, for all that you do and for your devotion to hospice care!
 
Just For Fun…

Wouldn’t you love to know how many times a shift you say the word “poop”? Me too.
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Did You Know…

Clients can upload patient documents directly to our PDC Shared Work site (pdcrx.sharedwork.com) without having to fax or email? Uploads can include, but are not limited to, new admit face sheets and medication profiles, medication changes or discontinuations, death notices, revocations, etc.

Direct uploads onto this secure, shared website will allow our entire team to access the patient information and make the appropriate changes in the quickest way possible.

For more information on how to complete the simple uploads, please contact our client relations team – Jaymie (jaymie@pdcrx.com) and/or Jordan (jordan@pdcrx.com).

 

“Clients can upload patient documents directly to our PDC Shared Work site”
 

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MEET OUR STAFF
Paul Hagen

Meet our President,
Paul Hagen.

In addition to being the fun and fearless leader of PDCrx, Paul is also a golf enthusiast, animal lover, and family man.
Paul currently lives in Tulsa, OK with his wife. However, neither are native Oklahomans. Paul grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin with his saint of a mother. Growing up, he spent much of his time milking his beloved cows, Holstein and Jersey. His wife of 18 years, Janieire, is known to balance out Paul’s mellow side with her vibrant and talkative Brazilian personality! She hails from Sao Paulo, Brasil and loves to play golf and tennis, as well as spend time with friends and family.

Jani and Paul share their home with 3 rescue dogs – Little Willy (who was rescued with the assistance of a good friend, a steak, and a blanket), Carlos (who loves everyone but the mail man), and Lola (who may or may not have eaten 90% of Paul’s shoes and a kitchen chair).


Thank you, Paul, for all that you do and for your devotion to hospice care!
 
We Can Help!


As a valued hospice client of PDCrx,
we provide e-prescribing through RxNT
at no additional cost!

Call Jordan Evans for more information.

888.901.2092

Just For Fun…
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Palliative Drug Care
130 N. Greenwood Ave.
Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74120

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We Can Help!

As a valued hospice client of PDCrx, we provide e-prescribing through RxNT
at no additional cost!


Call Jordan Evans for more information.
888.901.2092

Did You Know…

According to Stoklosa, Patterson, Rosielle, and Arnold (2015), at least 25% of cancer patients and 50% of CHF and COPD patients experience significant anxiety at the end of life. In fact, up to 10% of these patients may qualify for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. 

Are we assessing and monitoring anxiety? Could untreated anxiety be contributing to uncontrolled pain? How can we better help these patients?


VIEW ARTICLE
-Stoklosa, J., Patterson, K., Rosielle, D., & Arnold, R. (2015, July).
Anxiety in Palliative Care - Causes and Diagnosis. Palliative

MEET OUR STAFF
Kim Hampton CSM
Kim Hampton

Kim Hampton joined our PDCrx family in May as our Customer Service Manager.
  She brings with her over 20 years of call center and customer service experience.  Some of her past accomplishments include the implementation of new call center procedures which transformed her teams and work environments into more efficient and effective workplaces.  Using her years of experience and expertise, Kim will be cultivating a PDCrx Customer Service team that will consistently provide excellence and satisfaction.

Kim is married and has a son, Bryce, and a daughter, Briahna.  Being an animal lover, she has two dogs, two cats, and a mini macaw.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, watching movies, drawing, and doing makeovers.
She is excited to use her years of experience to help facilitate future growth of our company!



Welcome to the family, Kim!
 
Working in Hospice…

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Follow Jaymie's Tanzania Journey

Follow Jaymie's Tanzania Journey

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Follow Jaymie’s Tanzania Journey!

Our clinical account manager, Jaymie Wilson, has taken her clinical knowledge to Tanzania with an organization called Empower Tanzania.

Empower Tanzania works in partnership with rural Tanzanians to improve their quality of life. Jaymie is joining them for the next month and will be updating a blog so that we can follow her journey. She is passionate about helping people, and educating on many healthcare topics! We are so excited to be supporting her in this journey and would love for you to follow along as well. All you have to do is follow her on Tumblr, and if you don’t have an account it is very easy to make one. Click the link below to create an account.

Follow Jaymie on TUMBLR at:

https://captain-jaymie-wilson.tumblr.com/
 
If you prefer not to create an account you can follow us on Facebook where we will be actively reposting the blog!

 
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