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Pharmacy technician scope of practice poster

January 27, 2016
Want to learn more about the role of pharmacy technicians in pharmacy practice? In partnership with ACP and RxA, the Pharmacy Technician Society of Alberta (PTSA) has developed a quick reference poster that outlines the scope of practice for Alberta pharmacy technicians. A printable PDF of the poster can...

ACP employees share their Change Day pledges!

January 27, 2016

ACP employees kicked off the New Year by making personal pledges for change through Change Day Alberta - an exciting social movement centered on the idea that one act can lead to improvement in care for patients, clients, residents, families, and the health system.

Change Day allows eve...

PEBC assessors needed

January 27, 2016

PEBC invites interested pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to apply as assessors. Exams will be held on the following dates:

  • Pharmacy Technician PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSPE) - Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Edmonton
     
  • Pharmacist PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE)  - Sunday, May 29, 2016 in Edmonton &...

Reminder to RSVP for ACP regional meetings

January 27, 2016

ACP is receiving a great response to its regional meetings invitation. If you have not sent your RSVP and are still interested in joining us please click here for a list of locations, dates, and to RSVP.

The sessions will be facilitated by ACP Council Pre...

Council elections - call for nominations

January 27, 2016

ACP will hold council elections for two pharmacist positions this spring:

  • District 3 (Edmonton)
  • District 4 (Central Alberta)

Nominations open on January 29, 2016. Nominations must be received by the registrar by 4:30 p.m. on February 29, 2016.

 

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Physician-assisted death (PAD) - what you need to know

January 27, 2016

Effective February 6, 2016, all provinces and territories must ensure access to physician-assisted death (PAD). While the Supreme Court has provided a four month extension (June 6, 2016) to develop legislation, it has provided for individuals to apply to the courts to access PAD...

Visually confirm prescriptions with patients

January 13, 2016

Recently, ACP has heard concerns about patients receiving a different version of their regular medication. In some cases, this is due to a change in the manufacturer of the medication. In others, it is a change from the brand name medication to the generic version; or from one generic version to another....

Save the date - Regional Meetings tour with ACP

January 13, 2016

All pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are invited to join the Alberta College of Pharmacists for an evening of robust discussion surrounding the role of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in an evolving landscape of patient care. Our commitment to these outreach opportunities will allow us to connect wi...