January 2019 Newsletter
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YSCMS Board Meeting
Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 12pm
Ampla Health

SAVE THE DATE -
Legislative Advocacy Day
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 10am-2pm



2019 YSCMS Board of Directors
Dr. Karanbir Grewal
President
Dr. Harry Wander
Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Douglas Tolley
Director Emeritus
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New Laws for 2019 - What you Need to Know
The California Legislature had an active year, passing many new laws affecting health care. In particular, there was a strong focus on health care coverage, drug prescribing, public health and mental health issues.
To help physicians understand the most significant new health laws, the California Medical Association has published its annual new laws round up, “ Significant New California Laws of Interest to Physicians or 2019 .” This document is free to all interested parties.


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Can Curatives Kill? Reducing the Risk of Medication Error
By Lisa Buscho, RN BSN/NORCAL Group

 
Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors

An adverse drug event (ADE) is defined as “harm experienced by a patient by exposure to a medication.” 1 The Institute of Medicine says an ADE is “an injury resulting from drug‐related medical interventions.” 2 Like any adverse event, occurrence of an ADE does not necessarily indicate an error or poor quality care. However, adverse drug events account for nearly 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations annually. 1

Sierra Community Medical Foundation &
Rx Drug Safety Update

ATTTENTION - PRESS CONFERENCE
January 14, 2019 at 10:00am
Roseville Police Department -
Mark White Community Room

The purpose of the press conference is to highlight the Rx Drug Safety Coalition's successes and to celebrate the first responders and their effectiveness in the community.
We will also outline what the coalition hopes to accomplish in 2019.
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