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News

What have you learned lately?

September 22, 2009

Feeling left out because all the kids got new pencil crayons and binders, but you didn’t? Well, cure those back-to-school blues by taking a course or attending a conference. This fall is full of opportunities to get your gray matter perking. Discover what’s new in cardiovascular therapy. Put your beliefs to the test at a sympo...

One-year limit for immunization authorization application

September 8, 2009

Pharmacists seeking authorization to administer drugs by injection must apply to the college within one year of successful completion of an approved training program.

If more than one year elapses between your training and application, you must complete an...

Is it your time to SHINE?

September 8, 2009

Want to influence the future of pharmacy, educate and empower inner city youth, and re-energize your own practice in only 3 or 4 afternoons a year? Well, you can!

The SHINE Youth Clinic provides free health services to Edmonton’s inner-city youth. The clinic is managed and staff...

PEBC assessors needed for Nov. 7 OSCE

September 8, 2009

Pharmacist assessors are needed for the PEBC OSCE on Sat., Nov. 7 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.

Detai...

Email – put ACP on your accepted list

September 8, 2009

Please make sure that acp_communication@abpharmacy.ca is not being blocked by your email program’s filters. Otherwise, you’ll miss news that’s important to your practice.

Originally published in the September 8, 2009, issue of The Link

Portal 2004 shutting down March 31

September 8, 2009

On Sept. 1, 2009, a letter was mailed to current Alberta Netcare Portal 2004 users, announcing that Alberta Health and Wellness has set to decommission Portal 2004. Access will no longer be available as of March 31, 2010.

Portal 2004 is a legacy system which has been maintained while the user community migrates to t...

Are your pesticides registered?

September 8, 2009

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada has informed the college that their inspectors have found unregistered pesticides used for pets during pharmacy inspections.

Products used on pets that are applied topically (e.g., shampoos or sprays) for the control of arthropods are regulated as pesticides, whereas produ...

Help stem the increase in seniors falls

September 8, 2009

Pharmacists are again being asked to be key front-line contacts in an upcoming health campaign targeted at preventing falls among Alberta’s seniors.

The first "Finding Balance" falls prevention program was a great success from the moment it was launched on Nov. 3rd last year by Premier Stelmach, Health and Wellness...

Pharmacist involvement in influenza immunization—an update

August 25, 2009

While there are still many questions about pharmacists’ role in the recently announced seasonal influenza immunization program, answers are gradually emerging. We have summarized the details available to date.

NOTE: Please do not contact AHW...

Are you authorized?

August 25, 2009

Remember that completing a course is only the first step to administering drugs by injection. You must apply for and receive authorization from the college before you can administer any injections.

Applications for authorization can take up to 10 business days to process, and may take longer if application volumes increase. Time to send and receive mail via Canada...

1 exam = 3 year exemption

August 25, 2009

ACP needs a few more volunteers to write the pilot version of the knowledge assessment. The assessment will be an open-book, multiple choice exam of clinical knowledge.

Pharmacists who write the pilot version of the knowledge...

Call for volunteers to pilot the Professional Portfolio

August 25, 2009

If you have a non-traditional practice (e.g., non-direct patient care role), focus your practice on a very specific disease state or population, or have additional prescribing authorization, a knowledge assessment exam may not be the best measure of your competence. With this in mind,...

Registration deadline extended for anticoagulation workshop

August 25, 2009

In its 3rd year, the Anticoagulation: On the road to practice change course has been revised to include an update on new anticoagulant agents coming to market. The three-day workshop, Oct. 2 (evening), 3 and 4, 2009 in Edmonton, features small...

More clinical pharmacists needed for PEBC survey

August 25, 2009

More Alberta pharmacists are needed to take the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) survey to evaluate entry-to-practice competencies required of pharmacists. So far, only 70 pharmacists from Alberta have registered as compared to 252 from BC and 176 from Saskatchewan.

It is cri...

QuitCore – fall sessions announced

August 25, 2009

QuitCore is a FREE group support program from Alberta Health Services, designed to help people quit smoking. Led by trained instructors, the three-and-a-half month program includes eight in-depth sessions that offer participants the most effective methods and tools to help them become smoke-free.

Studi...

Clinical pharmacists needed for PEBC survey

August 11, 2009

In August, the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada (PEBC) is conducting a survey to evaluate entry-to-practice competencies required of pharmacists.

Clinical pharmacists are needed to take the survey. If you are in active practice and are willing to participate, please take a few minutes now to ...