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PEBC assessors needed

April 30, 2013
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) needs pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to be assessors for upcoming exams in Edmonton and Calgary. See their ...

Interns still need supervising

April 30, 2013

This spring’s PEBC results will be released on July 8. A pharmacy intern cannot be licensed as a clinical pharmacist until ACP receives confirmation that the intern has successfully passed the Qualifying Examination.

Addiction symposium: Register by May 15 and save

April 30, 2013

What do you do if your patient exhibits drug seeking behaviour? What are the best ways to manage patients on opioids for non-cancer pain? Attend ACP’s Addiction symposium to find out.

It will be an event you don’t want to miss!

Be inspired by expert speakers and interactive wor...

Using your online CPD log: A snapshot

April 16, 2013

As May 31 approaches and pharmacists begin completing their online CPD log, many questions may surface. ACP has prepared the following quick hints to help you find the answers you need.

To access your online CPD log:

Help your patients as you help yourself and your pharmacy!

April 16, 2013

Community pharmacists – here is your opportunity to receive free:

  • Training and education on vascular risk reduction screening and management
  • Vascular risk patient education materials
  • Access to vascular risk reduction experts
  • ...

Your 2013 APEX Award winners are...

April 16, 2013

They mentor staff and students, analyze practice, ease the agony of cancer, and welcome refugees to a new country. They juggle their professional, community, and family obligations, and still find time to pursue higher learning. Some have been at it for years; others are just beginning.

What do they have in common? Their...

New ACP councillor elected

April 16, 2013

ACP council will welcome Taciana Pereira as its newest member from District 3 (Edmonton). Taciana holds a pharmacy leadership role with Alberta Health Services. Her three-year term will begin on July 1. Welcome Taciana!

Describe your pharmacy practice interests.
My practice interests are in mental health, working with v...

Tips and tools for managing drugs of abuse

April 16, 2013

What should you:

Tell your patient who is concerned about opioid addiction?
Do if you are concerned about the frequency of a patient’s opioid fills?
Do if your patient is demonstrating drug seeking behaviours?
Watch for when administering your patient’s daily dose of methadone?

Atten...

Q & A webinar on Thursday

April 16, 2013
A lot has been happening in pharmacy lately. ACP President Kaye Moran and Registrar Greg Eberhart will host webinars on Thursday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. to review events and answer your questions.
 
The event is open to all ACP registrants, but you must pre-register.
 
Email communications...

ACP championing pharmacy professionals

April 2, 2013

While the Alberta Pharmacists’ Association (RxA) works with government to develop an economic path forward, ACP will continue to pursue a health environment where patients and the health system benefit from the expertise of appropriately supported pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who coordinate and take responsi...

Mitigate risks in your practice

April 2, 2013

How would you like to eliminate failures before they occur in your pharmacy? We have a new module to help you do just that.

Mitigate risks in your practice

Together with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada (ISMP Canada), we are pleased to introduce the second module for ...

Practice Skills: Boot camp

April 2, 2013

Learn the skills you need to apply to the new practice framework in Alberta at Boot Camp for Operation ACD: Assessment, Documentation and Communication.

Registration Deadline:  May 3, 2013

At the workshop, you will have the opportunity to practice your new found skills with standardi...

Show the value pharmacists can add to chronic disease management

April 2, 2013

The Vascular Risk Reduction-Community Pharmacy project needs community pharmacists to show how they can add value to patient care and play a larger role in cardiovascular risk reduction. Success in this project could pave the way for greater pharmacist...

Don't confuse dimenhyDRINATE with diphenhyDRAMINE

April 2, 2013

The college continues to receive calls about pharmacists confusing injectable dimenhydrinate and diphenhydramine (i.e., Gravol and Benadryl) and dispensing the incorrect medication to cancer patients in the community pharmacy setting. The drugs are not interchangeable.

Review ...