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Raising the bar on assessments

June 26, 2017

Appropriate assessments are the foundation of clinical care in pharmacy. In fact, having pharmacists provide appropriate assessments at each patient encounter is one ACP Council’s five strategic goals.

So how do we make this happen? 

Gathering dat...

Mike Bain and the Castor Pharmacy Museum

June 23, 2017

On Wednedsay, June 21, retired pharmacist Mike Bain was presented with the Alberta College of Pharmacists Honorary Life Membership award for his work in creating and curating the Castor Pharmacy Museum. The museum features original cabinetry, products and items found in Alberta pharmacies dating back to the late 1800s...

New prescribed activity for pharmacists - 2017/18 CE cycle

June 21, 2017

One of ACP’s strategic goals is to have comprehensive patient care records that include continuous documentation of pharmacist assessments, treatment plans, record of care, and monitoring results. Accordingly, as the prescribed activity for the 2017/2018 CE cycle, pharma...

Precepting pays off for award winners

June 21, 2017

To be a preceptor or not to be a preceptor. That is the question for many pharmacists in Alberta.

For Tony Nickonchuk and Amanda Visscher, there was never a question.

Both are dedicated preceptors and have been for some time. Earlier this month, both were recognized for their efforts—Tony as Institutional Preceptor of...

Sodium bicarbonate injectable shortage

June 21, 2017

There is currently a global shortage of sodium bicarbonate 8.4% (1mmol/mL) 50 mL vials for injection manufactured by Pfizer, which has left AHS with critical stock levels. This shortage has no confirmed end date.

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is working to preserve current stock, and restrict its use....

ACP office closed for Canada Day

June 14, 2017

Happy Canada Day!

Our office will be closed on Monday, July 3, 2017, in observance of Canada Day (July 1).  We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

ACP Committee Appointments

June 9, 2017

Thank you to all the pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who have served and continue to serve on ACP committees. Your unique perspectives, ideas, and opinions are incredibly valuable to the college and to the advancement of pharmacy practice in Alberta.

We are pleased to announce the appointment and re-appointment of the following committee m...

May 2017 Health Product InfoWatch

June 1, 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.