The Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP) has issued the 2011 Canadian hypertension guidelines, to update the previous guidelines published in 2010.
2011 CHEP Key Messages:
1. Assess blood pressure at...
If you are hiring a pharmacy student for the summer, keep in mind that U of A pharmacy students who have just completed third or fourth year may only administer drugs by injection, including immunizations, IF:
Thursday, May 12, was already a significant day in the legislature, but one announcement made it even more special for pharmacy.
Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Health and Wellness, extended congratulations on pharmacy's centennial. He noted the profession's many contributions to the health of Albe...
To celebrate this landmark year, RxA and ACP are hosting the Centennial Conference at the Jasper Park Lodge this Friday and Saturday.
CCCEP accreditation confirmed: Conference delegates can earn up to 6 CEUs at the conference and another 3 by attending a pre-conference session.
Beauvert Room, Jasper Park Lodge
NOTE TIME CHANGE - doors open at 8:30, breakfast at 9 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m.
Special guest speaker: The Honourable Gene Zwozdesky, Minister of Health and Wellness.
The 2011 agenda and 2010 draft minutes are posted on the ACP website.
You can still register* for the A...
Due to the fires and resulting evacuations, many individuals will be seeking temporary pharmacy services from other Alberta pharmacies.
ACP understands that this may significantly increase your workload, and we appreciate all your efforts to...
This week, Minister of Health and Wellness Gene Zwozdesky will officially launch MyHealth.Alberta.ca.
MyHealth is a Government of Alberta initiative in partnership with Alberta Health Services. This personal health portal is designed to assist patients in making inf...
The New Health Information Act in Alberta: How Will it Impact Me?
June 16, 2011
Edmonton Petroleum Club
11110-108 Street NW
Date: June 16, 2011
Cost: $250 + GST
Cenera’s half-day seminar will outline the basic elements of the Health Information Act and will focus on areas in the Act that introduce...
It’s registration renewal time. ACP registrants are required to renew online by May 31, 2011.
To access your online renewal, from the ACP website homepage, select Registrant profile login, log on and select the Renewal tab. Follow the tabs under Renewal for each step of the renewal pr...
Effective April 21:
Naproxen sodium 220 mg per oral dosage unit (when sold in products labeled with a recommended maximum daily dose of 440 mg, and in package sizes exceeding 6,600 mg) is now Schedule III (changed from Schedule II).
ACP has fielded many questions from pharmacists asking if they can fill prescriptions written by naturopaths in British Columbia. The answer is no.
While naturopaths are authorized to prescribe in BC, the Alberta government reviewed the possibility of naturopath prescribing in this province and decided against it. Alberta phar...
Gorgeous setting, inspiring speakers, educational sessions, and gala celebrations with over 200 of your colleagues – all yours for one quick online registration! Don’t miss the conference of the century.
Note that there have been some changes to the program. View the updated program at http://pharmacy...
The Alberta College of Pharmacists and the Alberta Medical Association are conducting a DUE Quarterly readership survey to assess:
- whether the newsletter is meeting the needs of physicians and pharmacists
- whether the two organizations will continue publishing DUE Quarterly
To access your online renewal, from the ACP website homepage, select Registrant profile login, log on and select the Renewal tab. Follow the tabs under Renewal for each step of the renewal process.
Pharmacy renewal forms have been mailed. Pharmacy renewals are due back by Ju...
Effective immediately, all community pharmacists with a PRAC ID may register to order lab tests.
Pharmacists employed by Alberta Health Services will receive instructions from AHS Pharmacy Services on how to register and order lab tests in the near future.
Voting for council elections in Districts 2, 3, and 5 closed on April 14 and the results are in.
Tomorrow, April 20, is your last chance to take advantage of discounted registration rates for the historic Pharmacy Centennial conference in Jasper (May 20 and 21). ACP, RxA, and the Centennial Committee are putting together great events, education and entertainment. Don’t miss...
In the cover article of the Mar/Apr acpnews, Brett Edwards, a third-year U of A pharmacy student, shared his views of pharmacist uptake of prescribing and injecting authority. We asked if you shared Brett’s views and, so far, opinion is split 50/50.
We’ll be sharing some reader feedback in the May issue of acpnews. Add your voice b...
May 4, 2011
Ranchmen’s Club, 710-13 Avenue SW, Calgary
8:30 - 12:00
Cost: $250 + GST
Cenera’s half-day seminar will outline the basic elements of the Health Information Act and will focus on areas in the Act that introduce new or different compliance req...