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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...

Come hear what's happening with technician regulation

October 20, 2009

The Alberta College of Pharmacists (ACP) is hosting meetings in November to update technicians and pharmacists on technician regulation, ACP council priorities for 2010, and emerging issues.  

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are invited to the following meetings:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...