Who can administer FluMist®?

November 15, 2011

FluMist is a Schedule 2 product and, based on the Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians Profession Regulation, all clinical pharmacists are authorized to administer it. However, before you administer FluMist, ask yourself, “Do I know the special considerations for a live vaccine and am I able to respond to an anaphylactic reaction?”...

What do you think of this?

November 1, 2011

Kathie Tam, a fourth-year U of A pharmacy student, is surveying Alberta pharmacists on their attitudes toward Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and complementary and alternative medicines (CAM). Complete the survey now, as it is closing soon.

Click here to take the survey


Work for students – or have them work for you!

November 1, 2011

The U of A Health Sciences Council is recruiting for two interprofessional educational opportunities. They are looking for small group facilitators for an interprofessional health team development class and partners with projects that health science students taking a community service class...

Looking back at the century – literally

November 1, 2011

Centennial magazines are being displayed in pharmacies across the province and the buzz is starting. We have already begun to hear about people developing a new appreciation for the work of pharmacists and a new respect for the profession because of the magazine’s stories.

Each pharmacy should receiv...

Cheer on our teams

November 1, 2011

No, not the Eskimos or the Stampeders. We’re talking about our Partners in Practice and W.L Boddy teams! The APEX Awards offer two opportunities to showcase outstanding teams.

The new W.L. Boddy Pharmacy Team of the Year recognizes a pharmacy staff team who, by virtue of their practice, positively impact the health of their community. The Awards Committee will consider...

Centennial magazine arriving soon

October 18, 2011

The shipping of centennial magazines has begun!

Each pharmacy should receive a shipment of magazines by Oct. 28. McKesson is generously delivering the magazines at no charge. Magazines will also be distributed through AHS facilities and PCNs around the province.

Please display the magazines prominently and e...

Hey, did you hear the radio ad about…

October 18, 2011

The sixth wave of ACP’s public awareness campaign began yesterday. Over the next four weeks, radio, newspaper, online and clinic TV ads will make Albertans more aware of ACP’s role and will reassure them that pharmacy practice in Alberta is safe and ethical.

Note to pharmacy licensees: The ACP logo is...

Recognize excellence!

October 18, 2011

It’s time to put pen to paper - or fingers to keyboards - and get those APEX Award nominations in.

Recognizing pharmacy professionals through the APEX Awards helps identify role models, celebrate great patient care, and raise the profile of pharmacy in Alberta. Consider nominating a colleague for one of the following awards.

There are seven categori...

Boot up your skills

October 4, 2011

The Practice Skills: Boot camp course has been designed to help you boost your patient assessment and documentation skills. It runs from the end of Oct. 2011 to the beginning of Jan. 2012 and includes a one-and-a-half day workshop (Nov. 4 and 5, 2011) and two assignments.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 7, 2011
Click here for course details


Centennial magazine arriving soon

October 4, 2011

A collector-worthy publication highlighting Alberta pharmacy achievements over the last century will soon be arriving on your pharmacy doorstep.

The magazine will help your patients learn about the profession’s rich past, celebrate our present milestone, and look forward to the future of pharmacy in Alberta.


FluMist®: Guidelines for administration

October 4, 2011

FluMist, a Schedule 2 product, may be administered by pharmacists in Alberta who are competent to do so.

What does “competent to do so” mean? As with any aspect of pharmacy practice, you must always use your professional judgement, only practice within your personal competencies and practice according t...

ACP council meeting in October

September 20, 2011

ACP council is holding a council meeting in conjunction with a council development session co-facilitated by Banff Executive Leadership and the Pacific Center for Leadership in Banff Oct. 5 to 7. The council meeting agenda will be posted on the ACP website next week.

Council business meetings are open to all registrants. If you plan...

PEBC assessors needed for Nov. 5 OSCE

September 20, 2011

harmacist assessors are needed for the PEBC OSCE on Sat., Nov. 5 in Calgary.

Being an assessor is both personally and professionally rewarding. Assessors play an invaluable role in maintaining the integrity of the licensing process, meeting the needs of the public and upholding the standards of the profession....

Practice Skills: Boot camp

September 20, 2011

This Practice Development course has been designed to help you boost your patient assessment and documentation skills. It runs from the end of Oct.  2011 to the beginning of Jan. 2012 and includes a one-and-a-half day workshop (Nov. 4 and 5, 2011) and two assignments.

Registration Deadline: Oct. 7, 2011
Click here for course details...

Seasonal influenza information updated

September 20, 2011
The seasonal influenza section of ACP's website has been updated and now includes links to new AHS resources, including their new monthly Influenza Immunization newsletter.

Update your look for fall

September 20, 2011

Visits have revealed that not every pharmacy has updated their patient concerns and Code of Ethics posters.  New copies, featuring the new ACP branding, were mailed to all pharmacies this spring.

Please display the updated documents. The public awareness campaign that starts in October will feature them. Displaying the new posters will help patients...

Standards printing delayed

September 6, 2011

Registrants have sought clarity about drug repackaging. When council meets on Oct. 7, they will discuss ways to clarify what drug repackaging means in contrast to dispensing. Therefore, we will delay printing of the standards pending the outcome of council’s discussion.

Changes to the standards themselves are not anticipated and the curren...