PEBC assessors needed

July 22, 2014
 PEBC invites interested pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to apply as assessors. Exams are held in both Calgary and Edmonton on the following dates:
  • OSPE (pharmacy technician exam) – Sunday, September 7
  • OSCE (pharmacist exam) – Saturday,...

Faculty looking for lab facilitators

July 22, 2014

The Skills Lab at the U of A Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is in need of motivated, innovative pharmacists to be lab facilitators and help develop and inspire students to practice pharmacy with an advanced set of skills.

Facilitators must commit to at minimum one semester of facilitation (Tuesday or Thur...

Free resource for your patients

July 22, 2014

In response to continued requests, ACP has printed more patient Health Journals. The Health Journal is a 30-page booklet that helps patients track symptoms, moods, and health issues and note their questions and concerns.

Order yours now! ACP will cover the costs...

Have you reviewed the CCP tutorial yet?

July 22, 2014

One of the first steps you should take in the new Continuing Competence Program is to review the mandatory CCP tutorial. This tutorial is available in the Self-Assessment/Prescribed Activities section of the CCP web portal. The web portal record...

Health Canada approves electronic storage of prescriptions

July 22, 2014

Pharmacies must retain a copy of a prescription 2 years past the completion of therapy with regard to the prescription, or 42 months, whichever is greater. Health Canada has just confirmed that the federal government now interprets the retention provision in the ...

Updated ACP website now live

July 22, 2014

To serve you better, we have updated the ACP website. With streamlined navigation, mobile-friendly design, and improved functionality, the site is designed to help you to find the information you need quickly and easily. Please view the introductory video to get acqua...

ACP employment opportunity: accountant

July 8, 2014

Reporting to the Operation and Finance Director, the accountant is responsible for the college's accounting function and for assisting the records management area and the overall team.

The accountant will maintain up- to-date knowledge of accounting principles and requirements and will incorporate those into po...

Anaphylaxis guidelines updated

July 8, 2014

The Canadian Immunization Guide (CIG) section on anaphylaxis has been updated. Significant changes include the list of essential items to have in an anaphylaxis kit as well as the step-by-step protocol in managing anaphylaxis.

With immunization season approaching, pharmacists should be aware of current anaphylaxis protocols. Subscribe t...

New Continuing Competence Program tutorial mandatory

July 8, 2014

Before May 31, 2015, all pharmacists on the clinical register must learn about and complete the requirements of the new Continuing Competence Program (CCP) to be eligible to renew their practice permit for the following registration year. Pharmacists can access all CCP materi...

Meet your new ACP council

July 8, 2014

Brad Willsey began his term as 2014-2015 president with the start of the new council term on July 1, 2014. Read the latest issue of acpnews to find out the four things you can expect during Brad’s presidency.

ACP’s council governs and directs the business of the college. Council's success relies heavily on the support and volunteerism of regis...

Electronic signatures not acceptable

July 8, 2014

The standards of practice for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and physicians all state that electronic signatures on prescriptions are not allowed.


Texting health information is risky business

July 8, 2014

Text messaging shares many of the same risks as email including interception, misdirection, alteration, loss, and inference. However, it also poses additional risks that custodians must assess if texting health information, including: