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News

Call for nominations - council elections

January 30, 2014

ACP will be holding council elections for four positions this spring:

  • District 2 (Southern Alberta)  
  • District 4 (Central Alberta)
  • District 5 (Calgary)
  • Pharmacy Technician (District B, Southern Alberta)

Who can be a candidate?

You are an ideal...

eHealth campaign coming: answers to your patients' questions

January 21, 2014

In February, Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services will launch a campaign to raise public awareness about Alberta Netcare and MyHealth.Alberta. To help you answer your patient questions, they have created three resources.

1....

Prescription drug misuse survey

January 21, 2014

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is conducting a study investigating Alberta healthcare professionals' perceptions of prescription drug misuse.

Take the survey

For every survey completed, CCSA will donate $10.00 to the Red Cross Alberta Flood Relief.

4 new tools to help you Chat, Check, and Chart

January 21, 2014

You asked, and here they are: four new tools to guide you through the Chat, Check, and Chart (CCC) process!

These tools contain:

  • a helpful introduction to CCC,
  • tips and sample scripts on “Chatting,”
  • a checklist to assist you with “Checking,” and
  • ...

Red Deer College needs pharmacist volunteers

January 7, 2014

Red Deer College is looking for pharmacists to be part of the advisory committee for the college’s Pharmacy Technician Program.

This volunteer (unpaid) position would require that the individual attend and participate in 2-3 meetings a year. The selected member(s) would be compensated...

Healthy resolutions for the New Year

January 7, 2014

It’s a new year and a time to change up routines and try new things. Looking for inspiration?

After looking at the results of our latest public and ...

Outpatient Cancer Drug Benefit Program reminder

January 7, 2014

Reminder to community pharmacies:

Most medications used in the direct treatment of cancer are provided to eligible Alberta patients at no cost through the Outpatient Cancer Drug Benefit Program.

In order for patients to receive the medications at no cost, the...

Compliance with OHS sharps requirements is mandatory

January 7, 2014

Prevent needle-stick injuries this flu season. Adhere to the standards outlined in Sections 525 to 529 of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code – they apply to both pharmacists and their employers.

Pharmacies handling sharps should use only ...