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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...

PEBC assessors needed for Nov. 5 OSCE

September 6, 2011

Pharmacist 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.

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Edmonton pharmacist wins U of A award

September 6, 2011

ACP congratulates Jeff Whissell. Jeff is receiving a U of A Alumni Honour Award on Sept. 22. The award recognizes the significant contributions made over a number of years by alumni in their local communities and beyond.

Jeff has been a champion for pharmacy as a president of ACP, through his work with AHS, and now a...

Methadone course coming soon

September 6, 2011

Methadone Maintenance and Treatment - Introduction to Clinical Practice
Sat., Oct. 15
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Room 134, TELUS Centre, U of A

For information and to register go to http://www.cpl.ualberta.ca/Home/Events/workshops.cfm

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Audits of Professional Declarations: 2011

August 23, 2011

In September, ACP will commence this year’s Audits of Professional Declarations, so watch your mail! This year we are conducting audits on ten percent of practicing pharmacists.

Pharmacists selected for Audit of Professional Declarations must submit the required documents within 30 days of receiving their...

Link archives now easier to search

August 23, 2011

Looking for an article from a past edition of The Link? Our directory of archived e-newsletters now features a table of contents for each newsletter so you can pinpoint specific articles.

View past editions of The Link, sorted by date, on the ACP website under News & Events/ACP newsletters/The Link.

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You have questions? We have resources

August 23, 2011

The release of new standards on July 1 was a good reminder of how important it is to keep up-to-date on practice requirements. We at ACP appreciate the effort this takes and want to help you keep your practice safe and current. To that end, we maintain an extensive set of resources on the ...

Assessors needed for Professional Portfolios

August 9, 2011

Thank you to the pharmacists who have already submitted their applications! However, ACP still needs more pharmacists to assess Professional Portfolios.

We are looking for pharmacists who are willing to employ the principles of valid, fair, and reliable assessments as taught in the workshop an...

Do you compound and repackage? You need an updated form

August 9, 2011

Pharmacies that compound or repackage drugs to be dispensed through other community pharmacies must have:

-a compounding and repackaging licence, and

-an agreement in the form approved by council with each community pharmacy to which they provide services....

Side effects pictogram survey

July 26, 2011

Pictograms are a useful tool to communicate health information to people with language barriers or limited health literacy levels. The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Algonquin College in Ottawa, has developed a series of pictograms that describe common side e...