2016-2017 Annual Report now available online
June 26, 2017
ACP is pleased to share our 2016-2017 Annual Report, Ripples of change in the care of Albertans. Our report highlights what was an extraordinary year for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Alberta.
During the year, ACP supported our registrants through many complex changes in the provision of health care including the decriminalization of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), distribution of Alberta’s Take Home Naloxone kits in the wake of the opioid crisis, and provision of pharmacy services for those displaced by the Fort McMurray wildfire.
In our annual report, you’ll see inspiring stories from Alberta pharmacy professionals making a real difference in their communities.
You’ll read about a hospital pharmacist in Edmonton who assisted a 58-year-old patient with terminal cancer make a comfortable transition out of palliative care to live out her remaining days at home.
You’ll learn about a Red Deer hospital pharmacist who helped a patient with acute bipolar depression avoid a trip to the ICU, or worse, by ordering lab tests and altering medications in the nick of time.
And you’ll discover a Calgary community pharmacist who, in just three months, enabled a diabetes patient to lose 10 kilograms, reduce his waistline by 15 centimetres, significantly drop his insulin requirement, and increase his mobility.
These are just a few examples of the value Alberta pharmacy teams offer. We invite you to read our annual report; and reflect through the stories of pharmacy professionals, the individuals they serve, and how pharmacy teams are making a difference in their communities.