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Call for APEX Award nominations

October 20, 2009

The W.L. Boddy Pharmacy Award recognizes a pharmacy licensed in Alberta, whose health professionals, by virtue of their practice, have positively impacted the health of their community.

If this sounds like your pharmacy or a pharmacy that you know, nominat...

Reminder: OTC cough/cold medicines not for children under 6

October 20, 2009

A reminder as we head into cold and flu season:

On Dec. 18, 2008, Health Canada released its decision that orally administered over-the-counter cough and cold products with certain active ingredients should not be used in children under 6 years of age....

Dancing pharmacists win award

October 20, 2009

If you happen to visit the Safeway Pharmacy #0281 in Airdrie, you may catch the team there doing the "Dispensary Dance," where they attempt not to trip over one another or step on feet as they work in a very busy and rather small dispensary. They can now also do a dance of joy to celebrate their recent award.

The pharmacy team rece...

2009 Canadian dyslipidemia guidelines

October 20, 2009

The Canadian Cardiovascular Society has issued updated guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of dyslipidemia and prevention of cardiovascular disease (CV) in adults. The new guidelines place more emphasis on data obtained from clinic...

Pharmacy Batch close to normal processing

October 20, 2009

Sent from Alberta Netcare on Oct. 14, 2009:

Pharmacy Batch (PB) file processing has improved to close to normal processing.

This is a follow-up to the September 21 notice that Pharmacy Batch (PB) file processing was experiencing delays. Pharmacies may have noticed that their daily PB dispenses...

Nov. 2009 - ACP coming to a community near you!

October 6, 2009

This November, ACP is hosting a series of meetings throughout the province to provide updates on technician regulation, ACP council priorities for 2010, and general dialogue around emerging issues. We'd love to see you there!

All events are scheduled for 7pm-9pm and light refreshments will be serv...

CEU certificates

October 6, 2009

When you receive your certificates of completion for your CEUs, you may notice that some providers state that "a copy of your certificate has been sent to your provincial regulatory body". While this may be true in other provinces, this is not the case for Alberta!

ACP does not receive copies of CEU certificates from any CE providers, so please be sure to keep all of you...

PHP - Pharmacist consultation

October 6, 2009

ACP is inviting pharmacists to review and comment on the Alberta Provincial Personal Health Portal – Vision and approach document. The feedback from pharmacists is invaluable to this project to help address potential clinical impact, challenges, and opportunities for patient care.

This strategy for the Alberta provincial Personal Health...

Increasing number of seniors' falls

October 6, 2009

The fact is that falls cause more than 90% of hip fractures among seniors – and between 15 – 20% of those patients will die due to complications. Also, 40% of all nursing home admissions are the result of falls. These statistics alone are extremely significant, and justification for the Finding Balance campaign.

This...

Call for APEX nominations

September 22, 2009

This year’s APEX Award winners will be recognized at a gala event held on May 14, the night before the CPhA conference in Calgary. Help us celebrate excellence in pharmacy by nominating your peers or yourself. The nomination deadline is Friday, Dec. 11, 2009.

Pharmacists are doing great work…and it’s time to celebrate that! The APEX (Alberta Pharmac...

We want you...

September 22, 2009

…for the new Practice Skills: Boot campcourse! We have rallied the troops to guide your "basic training" regarding patient assessment and documentation skills.  Although we won't be getting you to drop down and give us 20, we do have an exciting and active two-day workshop planned for Nov. 7 and 8, 2009.

The registration deadline is Oct. 2, 2009.  Please see the ...

Hypertension - Train the Trainer Workshop

September 22, 2009

Interested in the latest CHEP recommendations and BPC hypertension information?

Sign up for the Oct. 24 Hypertension Management Train the Trainer Event.

WHEN: Sat., Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Stanley A. Milner Library, Edmonton

CREDIT: Event is accredited for 4.5 CEUs

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Pharmacists key partner in preventing seniors falls

September 22, 2009

What do the Queen Mother, Nancy Reagan, Ed McMahon and Fidel Castro have in common?

They are all seniors who have suffered the serious consequences of a preventable fall. Sadly, thousands of seniors fall every year in Alberta, often with devastating results.  

Fi...