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Calling all future councillors

February 8, 2011

A call for nominations in Districts 2 (Southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) is now underway. Completed nomination papers must be received by the Registrar on or before Monday, February 28, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. 

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What's the best pharmacy advice you received?

February 8, 2011
That’s our centennial Facebook question for February. Post your wisdom and help others benefit. 

While you’re there, check out the Discussions page and read the great resolutions that people shared last month!

Vets and TPP: answers to your questions

February 8, 2011

Do Alberta veterinarians have to use TPP forms?
Yes, Alberta veterinarians must adhere to all requirements of the Triplicate Prescription Program. Like physicians and dentists, they must use a triplicate prescription pad when writing prescriptions for all drugs on the current TPP medication list.

What do...

Celebrating a Centennial Class

February 8, 2011

On Jan. 27, the U of A Pharmacy Class of 2014 was officially welcomed into the profession at their White Coat Ceremony. Guest speaker Bob Dowling, pharmacist, owner of Cavell Drugs in Jasper for 38 years, and former MLA, offered sage advice for the newest entrants. He set the tone saying, “A professional is someone who always gives more tha...

ACP bylaw consultation open to Feb. 24

February 8, 2011
ACP is proposing amendments to its bylaws to accommodate:
  • changes to the council election process (including the election of pharmacy technicians),
  • the publication of names in disciplinary reports, and
  • cancellation of the voluntary pharmacy technician register.
An overv...

Free resources for you and your patients

February 8, 2011

ACP has developed two resources to help your patients improve their health and understand your role.

ACP’s 30-page health journal help patients track symptoms, moods, and health issues and note their questions and concerns.

The Understanding your pharmacist’s role in renewing or adapting your prescr...

PEBC assessors needed

February 8, 2011

The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to consider participating as an assessor for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday May 29, 2011 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.

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The regulation of pharmacy technicians is one step closer

January 27, 2011

While no changes are effective immediately, the reality of pharmacy technician regulation is coming closer.  

On Dec. 2, 2008 the Health Professions Amendment Act (Bill 46) received royal assent. The bill, when it comes into effect, will recognize pharmacy technicians...

Deadline for APEX Bowl of Hygeia nominations extended

January 25, 2011
The deadline for nominations is being extended until January 31, 2011, for the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia. Do you know a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service? Recognize their good work by nominating them today!

Need a shot of inspiration?

January 25, 2011

Looking to rekindle your passion for the profession? Then please attend this year’s White Coat Ceremony. First-year students will be formally inducted into the pharmacy profession and celebrate their role as health care professionals.

This White Coat Ceremony will also be the official launch of pharmacy’s centennial celebrations, marking 100 years o...

Call for ACP council nominations

January 25, 2011

What better way to celebrate pharmacy's centennial than by getting involved and taking your seat at the ACP council table!

A call for nominations in Districts 2 (Southern Alberta), 3 (Edmonton), and 5 (Calgary) is now underway. The nomination form and lists of eligible candidates are posted on the ACP website at About ACP/Council....

Practice Skills: Monitoring drug therapy using laboratory values

January 25, 2011

This Practice Development course focuses on helping you to integrate laboratory values in the management of your patients’ medication.  It runs from mid-February to mid-May, 2011 and includes a one day workshop (Feb. 26, 2011) online modu...

Bowl of Hygeia nomination deadline extended

January 11, 2011

The deadline for nominations is being extended until January 31, 2011 for the Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Bowl of Hygeia.

The Bowl of Hygeia is awarded annually to a pharmacist who has compiled an outstanding record of community service which reflects well on the profession. If this sounds like yo...

Do not reuse methadone carry bottles

January 11, 2011

It has come to ACP’s attention that several pharmacies are reusing bottles for methadone carries. This is not an acceptable practice. Pharmacists are required by Standard 6.2 of the Standards for Pharmacist Practice to ensure that the dispensing procedure is hygienic and prevents cross contamination.

ACP Practi...

Reminder: Centennial conference registration now open!

January 11, 2011

Celebrating Pharmacy: A Century of Excellence
May 20 and 21, 2011 (with ACP AGM on May 22)
Jasper Park Lodge

View the advance program.

Register online at www.buksa.com.

For complete centennial information, see the centennial website a...

Temperature monitoring tied to your alarm system?

January 11, 2011

Even if your pharmacy refrigeration system is tied in to your alarm system, pharmacy refrigerator temperature must be monitored and recorded consistently. Otherwise, you will have no way of knowing for how long temperatures may have been out of range.

This information can impact w...

PEBC assessors needed

January 11, 2011
The Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) invites interested pharmacists to consider participating as an assessor for the PEBC Qualifying Examination – Part II (OSCE). The national exam will be held on Sunday May 29, 2011 at sites in both Edmonton and Calgary.