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Clearing up some flu confusion

November 18, 2014

Can pharmacists administer FluMist® to children younger than 9 years of age? When do pharmacists have to refer a patient to public health?

What are the age limits for receiving FluMist?

To determine FluMist administration restrictions, follow this three-step process.

  1. Check the...

FluMist: A refresher

November 18, 2014

Pharmacists who are competent to administer FluMist (a Schedule 2 product) may do so.

What does "competent to do so" mean? As with any aspect of pharmacy practice, you must comply with your ethical responsibilities, practice according to the standards, apply your professional judgment, and limit your practice within your personal competencies.

In...

Understanding the prescriber lists

November 18, 2014

Scenario: You receive a prescription from a nurse practitioner (NP) for a controlled drug or substance. You look up the NP on the nurse prescriber list on ACP’s website, and notice that her restriction from prescribing controlled drugs and substances is still in place.

What should you do?

Answer:...

Time is ticking for APEX nominations

November 18, 2014

Pharmacists are a humble bunch. They make significant contributions, yet simply sum it up as “just doing my job”. We all know members of the profession who are like this. Don’t let their good work go unnoticed.

You’ve only got three weeks left to compile and submit your nominations for your pharmacy heroes, role models, and...

Council meeting Dec. 3-4

November 18, 2014

Dec. 3, afternon (closed session)
Dec. 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Westin, Edmonton

Council meetings are open to observers at council’s discretion. To reserve a seat, please call Leslie Ainslie at 780-990-0321, 1-877-227-3838, or email leslie.ainslie@pharmacists.ab.ca. Due to seating li...

Notice of veterinarian suspension

November 14, 2014

The Practice Review Board of the Alberta Veterinary Medical Association (ABVMA) has suspended Dr. James Irwin, licence #1835, from veterinary practice effective November 12, 2014 until further notice.

If an animal received a prescription written by Dr. Irwin before the suspension, or if there are refill orders on file, y...

Come out to an ACP regional meeting

November 4, 2014

ACP is hosting meetings around the province to discuss the new Competence Program and hear your ideas about the future of pharmacy.

  • Nov. 5 – Red Deer, Black Knight Inn (2929 50 Ave)
  • Nov. 13 – Calgary, Hotel Blackfoot (5940 Blackfoot Trail SE)
  • Nov. 27 – Lethbridge, Coast Hotel (526 Mayor Magrath Drive...

APEX Awards deadline approaching

November 4, 2014

December 12 will be here in no time. Don’t miss your chance to pay tribute to role models, reward great patient care, and raise the profile of pharmacy. Submit your APEX nominations now.

Do you know a colleague who...

Help your patients keep healthy through the holidays

November 4, 2014

Help patients keep their health on track during the hectic holiday season. Give them a free health journal, on us!

ACP’s 30-page booklets help patients track symptoms, moods, and health issues and note their questions and concerns.

To order your copies, email...