February 2017 Health Product InfoWatch

February 24, 2017

The Health Product InfoWatch is a monthly publication intended primarily for healthcare professionals. It provides clinically relevant safety information on pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and natural health products.

PTSA Professional Development Survey

February 24, 2017

As part of the 2016 Alberta Pharmacy Technician Conference, ACP hosted a reception celebrating the fifth anniversary of pharmacy technicians becoming Alberta's newest regulated health profession. To commemorate this milestone, ACP presented the Pharmacy Technician Society of Alberta (PTSA) a $25,000 grant to support p...

New Structured Practical Training Program is well-received

February 15, 2017

On February 1, 2017, we launched our newly transformed Structured Practical Training (SPT) program for provisional pharmacists – moving away from a traditional time-based system of completing a set number of practicum hours, to a structure that focusses on ma...

Consistent use of Netcare vital to patient care

February 15, 2017

Pharmacists are reminded to use Netcare routinely as part of their assessment, care plan, and follow up. This Vital Behavior, originating from the Chat, Check, and Chart series, is an important step in providing optimal patient care.

A recent case reported to the college illustrates the im...

Naloxone guidance document updated

February 15, 2017

As communicated in the Message from the Registrar circulated on February 7, Alberta Health amended the Scheduled Drugs Regulation to move “Naloxone and its salts for use in emergency treatment of opioid overdose outside of a hospital setting” from Schedule 2 to unscheduled.

ACP employment opportunity: Competence Director

February 9, 2017

The Alberta College of Pharmacists is teaming up with the executive search firm Pekarsky & Co. to recruit a Competence Director. 

The Director will lead the administration of policies, processes, and programs, ensuring pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are competent to perf...

Developing Professionalism Through Feedback with Dr. Samina Ali

February 1, 2017

The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences invites you to attend “Developing Professionalism through Feedback” with visiting speaker, Dr. Samina Ali on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

Time: 12:00 – 12:50 p.m.
Location: ECHA  L1- 4...

Bugs & Drugs® now available through Alberta Netcare

February 1, 2017

The Bugs & Drugs® resource is now available through the Alberta Netcare portal from the "clinical eTOOLS" menu.

Bugs & Drugs® is the recommended reference for management of infectious diseases and appropriate antimicrobial use in Alberta. It is peer...