ACP employment opportunity - Pharmacy Practice Consultant

November 29, 2011

Are you passionate about pharmacy but ready for a change? Take the next step in your career as an ACP Pharmacy Practice Consultant (for Alberta South). Help pharmacists and pharmacy technicians serve Albertans safely and effectively. This is an excellent o...

Centennial celebrations continue

November 29, 2011

Thank you to the many pharmacies displaying the centennial magazine and encouraging customers to take a copy. Customers are intrigued by pharmacy’s rich history. They’re also interested in pharmacy’s contributions to their communities and the many services you offer.

For more copies, shipped free of charge, contact the AC...

New online forgery reporting form

November 29, 2011

You can now report a forgery any time of day or night with ACP’s new online forgery reporting form. You can find it on the ACP website under Prescriber Lists/Forgery Alerts.  

For more information on reporting forgeries, see the article in l...

Old refills vs. new prescriptions

November 29, 2011

Q: Where is the document that says I have to discontinue all previous refills when a patient brings in a new prescription for the same med?

A: That statement was a council policy. When the Standards for Pharmacist Practice came into effect in 2007, that policy was no longer needed since Standard 5 put the responsibility...

CPSA seeks Manager, Physician Prescribing Practices

November 15, 2011

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta regulates the practice of medicine in Alberta. The College is seeking an experienced individual to manage the Physician Prescribing Practices (PPP) department.

For position and application details please visit the CP...

Elevate your practice to the next level of patient care

November 15, 2011

ADAPT is a cutting-edge accredited CE program that helps you perfect skills in medication assessment, collaboration, documentation, patient interviewing, evidence-based practice and developing patient care plans. Combining interactive online learning, supportive moderators and plen...

Burglary prevention resource reminder

November 15, 2011
Robberies involving opioid medications have pharmacists and pharmacy owners worried. To help protect your pharmacy and your staff, read the ACP resource Burglary Prevention Tips. You can find it on the ACP website under Practice Resources/Info sheets & posters.

Is your pharmacy team patient safety SMART?

November 15, 2011

ACP, in collaboration with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada), is pleased to introduce a new resource to help your pharmacy team reduce recurrence of drug incidents and to become competent patient safety advocates.

The Systems Approach to Quality Assurance for...


November 15, 2011

Pharmacist flu questions have kept the ACP phone lines busy over the last few weeks. Here is one of the most frequently asked questions and our answer. 

Q. Can a pharmacist with injections authorization administer Trivalent Inactivated Vaccine (TIV) to children?

Who can administer FluMist®?

November 15, 2011

FluMist is a Schedule 2 product and, based on the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Profession Regulation, all clinical pharmacists are authorized to administer it. However, before you administer FluMist, ask yourself, “Do I know the special considerations for a live vaccine and am I able to respond to an anaphylactic reaction?”...